The online program in computer studies offers courses to help students develop a deeper understanding of the world of computer science and computer programming, and to help focus their interests in this area.
Online computer studies courses will appeal to any student interested in exploring how computers are used to solve problems. The courses provide students with the opportunity to develop the logical thinking processes used in designing computer solutions to problems and to acquire basic computer programming skills that will enable them to create a working computer program. Our courses provide students with a foundation in the broad spectrum of computer science concepts and applications. In these online courses, students explore the theoretical underpinnings of computer science; design software, working independently and as part of a team and using industry-standard programming tools and the software development life-cycle model; and investigate various computer science–related topics, such as cryptography and artificial intelligence.
The computer studies program is designed to enable students to select courses that relate to their interests and that will prepare them for further study or work in the field of their choosing. Whether students eventually work in the computer field or simply use computers, the computer studies program will provide them with a foundation for making informed decisions about their future plans.
ICS20 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER STUDIES, GRADE 10, (OPEN)
This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers.
ICS3U INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE, GRADE 11, (UNIVERSITY)
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 various 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.