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Computer studies.

Computer studies is concerned with how computers represent objects (e.g., numbers, names, lists, information, graphical images) and how they receive and process instructions to manipulate these objects. Knowledge and skills from computer and information science and computer engineering technology can be readily integrated into other courses in technological education.

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:
  • demonstrate understanding of how to develop products or provide services to meet identified needs;
  • describe the scope of activities supported by computer and information technology;
  • explain the fundamental concepts underlying the creation of a computer program.

Specific Expectations


By the end of this course, students will:
  • use the design process correctly in the completion of projects;
  • identify solutions to given design problems that involve existing situations or new ideas;
  • describe the fundamental building blocks of a computer program (i.e., constants and variables, selection and repetition, input and output);
  • write simple computer programs to manipulate text and graphics.
  • demonstrate understanding of how developments in technology influence people’s lives;
  • identify computer and technology-related careers and demonstrate understanding of how technology affects selected careers;



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Research report:
- Identify and research a technology developed within the last 25 years.
- What led to its development? By whom, when, why?
- When did the general population begin to use it?
- How has it changed over time?
- How has it impacted society (positive/negative) the environment, and daily living.

Career Report:
- Identify computer and technology-related careers and demonstrate understanding of how technology affects selected careers;
- Interview parent/friend about the technology(ies) used at their workplace, the education/experience/training required to do the job, and advice on technology