Computer Science II: Programming

High School Credits

Four credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

Course Description

For Students

Computer programming is creating a sequence of instructions to enable a computer to do something. In this class, students will use:

  • Programming languages to make their own applications and games
  • C++
  • Database
  • Small Basic
  • Visual Basic.NET
  • Greenfoot
  • Create mobile apps
  • Learn about the process and benefits of programming in the work force
  • Have the opportunity to join a VEX Robotics Team & Skills USA

For Parents

5236 Computer Science II: Programming explores and builds skills in programming and a basic understanding of the fundamentals of procedural program development using structured, modular concepts. Coursework emphasizes logical program design involving user-defined functions and standard structure elements. Discussions will include the role of data types, variables, structures, addressable memory locations, arrays and pointers, and data file access methods. An emphasis on logical program design using a modular approach, which involves task oriented program functions.

Dual Credit Institution


Dual Credit Courses

COMP 177 Intro to programming logic, design, and development
COMP 185 Intro to database
COMP 203 Object oriented programming
COMP 275 Mobile application development 

Potential Careers/Salary

Computer Hardware Engineer - $115,080 per year
Computer Programmer - $79,840 per year
Computer Systems Analyst - $87,220 per year
Information Security Analysts - $92,600 per year
Network and Computer Systems Administrators - $79,700 per year
Software Developer - $102,280 per year
Computer and Information Systems Manager - $135,800 per year

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers, 
on the Internet at (visited December 19, 2017).

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