Prequisites: 11th or 12th grade; C or better in math in previous years; Concurrently enrolled in Integrated Math 3 or higher This college-level course is equivalent to a first-semester, college-level computer science class, which introduces students to problem-solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. The course emphasizes both object-oriented and imperative problem solving and design using Java language. These techniques represent proven approaches for developing solutions that can scale up from small, simple problems to large, complex problems. The AP Computer Science A course curriculum is compatible with many CS1 courses in colleges and universities.
College Board Course Overview (PDF) AP Exam Info(College Board) AP Exam Info (Norco High) 130 Careers and 48 Major Colleges- See which colleges and careers AP Comp Sci will connect you with! X-Ray Goggles - helps students learn the code that powers much of what they see on the Web. X-ray Goggles is a free tool that lets you remix any page that you find on the Internet. (Note, it doesn't change the way others see the page, it only changes the way that you see it). To use X-ray Goggles you need to install it in your Chrome or Firefox bookmarks bar. Then you can launch it on any webpage. When you launch X-ray Goggles you will be able to select images and text on a page and then shown the code behind your selection. X-ray Goggles will let you then alter the code to display new things on that page.
Meet the Instructor
Mr. Titterud has taught business and math for several years at Norco High School, and recently brought the Advanced Placement Computer Science to students in 2016-17 to present a course specific to computer enthusiasts.