Coding

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Career Focus

• Prepared for immediate employment and further education in the Technology Industry 
• Industry Certification – IT Specialist Professional Certification Program (Intro Python), Comp Tia A plus

CODING/FBLA

 • Learn the fundamentals of programming using the powerful Python coding language
• Create a programming portfolio to showcase your skills in a fast growing, high-paying career field
• Exercise creative problem-solving abilities and logical thought patterns that transfer to all aspects of life
• Develop employer-desired soft skills such as communication, collaboration, work ethic, leadership, and interpersonal skills
• Experience leadership opportunities and competition through FBLA IT

Coding 1                                                         

This course provides an in-depth introduction to coding in Python. Upon completion, students will master fundamental coding concepts such as statements, variables, expressions, conditionals, and loops. Students will also gain proficiency with advanced topics including software libraries, automation, and sprite-based graphics.

Meets CTE Requirement                

Coding 2

                                                     
This course continues the in-depth introduction to coding in Python from Coding 1. During the course, students will master fundamental data structures such as lists, tuples, and dictionaries. Students will also gain proficiency with advanced topics including for-each loops, string operations, web APIs, and user-defined functions.
               
Prerequisite: Coding 1    

Coding 3

This course continues the in-depth journey with coding in Python from Coding 2. During the course, students will master fundamental coding concepts such as file systems, information storage and retrieval, and error handling. Students will also gain proficiency with advanced topics including user-defined modules, data as values, data as references, and graphical user interfaces. Students will also have the opportunity to work directly with tech industries as an externship or an internship.

Prerequisite:       Coding 2

Coding 4/Practicum 

This course completes the in-depth journey with coding in Python from Coding 4. During the course, students will master object-oriented programming concepts through the use of classes and domain-driven design. Students will also explore several different possible future paths for study and careers in computer science including web development, data science, and cybersecurity. In addition, students will research the effects of technology on society and investigate how to build software with a goal of solving social problems. Throughout the course, students will continuously demonstrate their knowledge through traditional assessments and expand their professional project portfolio with a capstone coding project. Upon completion, students will be prepared to step into a variety of coding fields as an entry-level Python programmer.
Students will also have the opportunity to work directly with tech industries as an externship or an internship.

Prerequisite:  Coding 3


CTE Internship

This is a senior capstone program for all CTE students who completed a CTE program or will complete a CTE program concurrently.  The student may use his/her own job, or the student and teacher will work together to find a job or an unpaid internship.  The student must meet with the teacher weekly for instruction and to hand in paperwork.  

Coding is offered at Buckeye Union, Estrella Foothills, and Youngker High School. 
Arizona Coding Technical Standards
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matthew filep-Buckeye Union

Coding Teacher

 
Amy Montano-Estrella Foothills

Coding Teacher

 
Oseas Castillo-youngker

Coding Teacher