AP Computer Science A – Java

Course No: 9210
Subject: Mathematics, Technology & Engineering
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Year
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: C
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry (or be concurrenly enrolled). Prior computer programming experience is not required, but strongly encouraged.
Criteria for Enrollment: Math and Science GPA 3.3 or higher and strong interest in computer programming

AP Computer Science A (AP CS-A) is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory college-level computer programming course.  AP CS-A introduces students to computer science through programming.  Fundamental topics in this course include the design of solutions to problems, the use of data structures to organize large sets of data, the development and implementation of algorithms to process data and discover new information, the analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing systems.  The course emphasizes object-oriented programming and design using the Java programming language.

*Class receives honors weighting in SI weighted GPA and UC/CSU GPA calculations.

**Students are required to take the AP Computer Science exam administered in May.