Information Technology

  • Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services.

    Program of Study: Programming, Web & Digital Communications

    Renton School District courses in this Career Cluster include:

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE 1-2
    1.0 credit
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1-2
    (Eligible for Third Credit Math option or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    AP Computer Science is a fast-paced, yearlong course. Meant to replicate a college introductory programming class, it is designed for students who have an interest in business or computer related careers. Students need good problem solving skills and a willingness to work hard. Students will be learning JAVA, with emphasis on problem solving, computer science theory and program syntax. After the AP Test, students will select a study topic of interest, such as Lego-robot programming, game programming, or data management.

    COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
    1.0 credit
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1-2
    (Eligible for Third Credit Math option or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    The first semester is an introductory course in Computer Science designed for beginning programmers who want to gain introductory level experience using Microsoft’s Visual Basic .NET or 6.0 platform and to learn programming in oriented environment. The second semester is designed for students to explore other computer program compilers such as Java and C++.

    WEBSITE DESIGN 1-2
    1.0 credit
    (Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education credit)
    These semester courses are designed to provide students the opportunity to:
    • Develop and publish web pages, integrating a variety of technologies to browse, select and retrieve information from multiple sources;
    • Learn to produce text that is individualistic, expressive, and engages the readers; and
    • Work collaboratively with others.

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