About the Class:
To enroll into the Computer Programming class at the Career Center, you have to enroll in the Computer Information Technology (CIT) Cluster class.
For the 2015-16 school year, the CIT Cluster program will consist of three classes:
Networking & Cyber Security
During the first few weeks, first-year students rotate through the three classes. After the rotation, students are placed in a class based on their interest and ability.
Second-year students concentrate on taking their skills to the next level by working on special projects and developing leadership skills.
The Computer Programming class is an expansive course focusing on computer programming through making software, games, mobile apps, advanced websites, and smart gadgets (with Arduino). Half of the course, called Industry-Standard Languages, will be guided instruction focusing on programming logic while focusing on an industry-standard language (C++ or Java). The other half of the course, called Personal Interest Area, will be self-guided, project-based learning focusing on exploring programming related topics, such as: game development, website development, mobile app development, and smart gadgets (with Arduino).
We compete in many computer programming competitions throughout the year. We have competed at Eastern Michigan University's programming competition, Business Professionals of America's programming events and at University of Michigan Dearborn's programming competition.