This course introduces computer hardware and software. This class focuses on the essentials for using the computer effectively. This will include general computer knowledge and office productivity software Word, Excel, and Powerpoint as well as special topics in operating systems (Windows and Linux), computer security, and use of the web.
In addition, this course introduces computer programming using the Python language. Topics include basic language syntax, data type and structures, logic control structures, sounds, and simple graphics. As part of the class, students will work in teams to develop a complete computer game.
Teacher: Gordon Cuany
Proficiency in reading at a high school level.
Notebook (laptop) computer required.
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