CS @ TJ

There are 3 computer science courses offered in TJ’s CCT Magnet program.
Computer Science 1
This course introduces students to the basics of computer programming, using multiple programming environments.  All students will create numerous programs; and design and create their own interactive programming project.  Completion of both semesters with a grade of “C” or better qualifies the student for concurrent enrollment credit for CSC126 – Game Design and Development at Arapahoe Community College.

Computer Science 2
This is a continuation of Computer Science 1 and follows the College Board AP Computer Science Principles framework; students will be prepared to take the AP exam.  The CS Principles course is a great fit for CCT students because it emphasizes problem solving and creativity.  CS Principles incorporates 6 computational thinking practices and 7 big ideas in their framework.  For additional details, see the AP Computer Science Principles and Exam Description.  Completion of both semesters with a grade of “C” or better qualifies the student for concurrent enrollment credit for CSC119Introduction to Programming at Arapahoe Community College. 

Computer Science Practicum
This is the Capstone course for students in Computer Science, 3D Animation, or Web Design.  There are three primary focus areas:  a senior technology project, a CCTM on-line portfolio, and post-secondary planning.  The senior project can be completed individually or as part of a team.  A framework created by the Project Management Institute is used to document the project planning process and students may enter their project in the High School Project of the Year competition to compete for college scholarships. Post-secondary planning will include college applications, visiting with colleges and scholarship applications.  The CCTM portfolio will show off each student’s best work while in the CCTM program.

Career Tree
The Computer Science Career Tree is intended to provide students who enjoy computer science with some ideas for potential careers.