The Business and Technology department offers innovative and relevant courses that prepare students with skills necessary for success in today’s competitive, evolving employment environment. Students are exposed to the dynamic world of business and computer science, and students learn to become contributing members of a global society. Students learn about marketing and promotion, accounting and finance, business law, and computer skills.
BASD aims to provide all students with a strong foundation in the core area of Computer Science, from the hardware/software interface up through systems software, programming languages, and the foundations of computing. Learning computer science empowers young people to compete in the global economy and pursue careers across all sectors because it teaches students computational thinking and problem-solving skills applicable in any industry. All students must complete a 0.5 credit graduation requirement in Computer Science. Computer Science core concepts include computer systems, networks and the internet, data and analysis, algorithms and programming, and impacts of computing. Computer Science core practices include fostering and inclusive computing culture, collaborating around computing, recognizing and defining computational problems, developing and using abstractions, creating computational artifacts, testing and refining computational artifacts, communicating about computing.
Students may satisfy the 0.5 credit Computer Science graduation requirement with one of the following courses:
- Introduction to Computer Science
- Computer Programming 1
- Computer Programming 2
- AP Computer Science Principles
- AP Computer Science A
- Web Page Design
- Computer Animation
- Creating Apps for Phone, Pads, and Other Devices