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PLTW Computer Science A (CSA)

Course Number: 10973
Subject: Information Technology
Major/Program of Study: PLTW Computer Science
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (CTE credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

PLTW has partnered with the College Board to offer AP level courses as part of the PLTW program. The Computer Science A (CSA) course covers all student learning outcomes and topics addressed in the College Board’s AP Computer Science A Course description. The course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that include: 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.