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TECH071:Advanced Placement®Computer Science A 1

Credits: 0.5 units/5 hours
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AP Course

AP® Computer Science A 1 is the first semester of a 2 semester sequence that  is equivalent to a one-semester, college-level course in computer science. 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 course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that specifically include using JDK tools and running Java programs, using an IDE, object-oriented programming, Java syntax and style, objects and classes, logic and control statements, algorithms and iterations, strings and arrays, and the ethical and social implications of computer use and the Internet. All instructions in this course are written for a PC with Windows 7 operating system. You may need to make adjustments if you are using a different platform or operating system. Students will need to download both Java SDK and an IDE such as JCreator, along with various programming components and student guides from the online course or from the textbook publisher's website for use in course activities and projects.

PREREQUISITE: Students should have completed one full year of Algebra prior to enrolling in this course.

*Earn college credit for this course!  Dual enrollment is available through the University of Nebraska Omaha. Contact UNHS Customer Service for more information.

Course Materials


Textbook: Java Methods: Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures, 3rd AP Edition (ISBN: 9780982477564)


This textbook is an important part of student's preparation for taking the College Board's AP Computer Science A exam. It is optional for the successful completion of this course, and is used mainly in the second semester of this course.

Be Prepared for the AP Computer Science Exam in Java, 6th Edition (ISBN: 9780982477533)
Be Prepared for the AP Computer Science Exam in Java, 7th Edition (ISBN: 9780997252866)

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