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Computer Studies

ICS 3C - Introduction to Computer Programming

College Preparation

This course introduces students to computer programming concepts and practices.  Students will write and test computer programs, using various problem-solving strategies.  They will learn the fundamentals of program design and apply a software development life-cycle model to a software development project.  Students will also learn about computer environments and systems, and explore environmental issues related to computers, safe computing practices, emerging technologies, and postsecondary opportunities in computer-related fields. 

ICS 3U - Introduction to Computer Science

University Preparation

This course introduces students to computer science.  Students will design software independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model.  They will also write and use subprograms within computer programs.  Students will develop creative solutions for variuos types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows.  They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields.