Career & Technical Education

Computer Science 1
2 semesters Grade 10th
Prerequisite: None

Computer Programming courses provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to construct computer programs in one or more languages. Computer coding and program structure are often introduced with the BASIC language, but other computer languages, such as Visual Basic (VB), Java, Pascal, C++, and C#, may be used instead. Students learn to structure, create, document, and debug computer programs. Advanced courses may include instruction in object-oriented programming to help students develop applications for Windows, database, multimedia, games, mobile and/or Web environments. An emphasis is placed on design, style, clarity, and efficiency. In these courses, students apply the skills they learn to relevant authentic applications.

Computer Science 2
2 semesters Grade 11th
Prerequisite: None

Computer Programming courses provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to construct computer programs in one or more languages. Computer coding and program structure are often introduced with the BASIC language, but other computer languages, such as Visual Basic (VB), Java, Pascal, C++, and C#, may be used instead. Students learn to structure, create, document, and debug computer programs. Advanced courses may include instruction in object-oriented programming to help students develop applications for Windows, database, multimedia, games, mobile and/or Web environments. An emphasis is placed on design, style, clarity, and efficiency. In these courses, students apply the skills they learn to relevant authentic applications.

PLTW Intro to Engineering Design 
2 semesters Grade 9th
Prerequisite: None

Following Project Lead the Way suggested curriculum, PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design courses provide an opportunity for students to become involved in hands-on projects that require mathematics, science, and engineering applications. In these courses, students review problems, document work in an engineering notebook, and design solutions using 3D modeling software.

Principles to Engineering Design 
2 semesters Grade 10th
Prerequisite: PLTW Intro to Engineering Design

Following Project Lead the Way suggested curriculum, PLTW Principles of Engineering courses focus on solving a wide range of engineering problems. Topics such as mechanisms, structure and material strength, and automation are explored as students research, strategize, and document the design process.

Robotics Design 1
2 Semesters Grade 10th
Prerequisite: None

Robotics courses help students develop and expand their skills and knowledge of robotics and related scientific and engineering topics. Course topics may include principles of mechanics, electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, programmable logic controllers. These courses may emphasize the use of engineering principles to design and build robots, construct and connect sensors, and program robots in the programming language

Intro to Mass Media *Western Colorado University Course 
1 Semester Grade 10-12th

An examination of media-related industries (broadcasting, journalism, advertising, public relations and online communications), and the issues related to those industries that affect contemporary public discourse.