Software Development

Coordinator: Mrs. Conni Carr, Room D104, conni.carr@venturausd.org, connicarr.com

Students focus on building career skills at Foothill Technology High School in the sector of Information & Communication Technologies by registering for courses in the Software [& Systems] Development Pathway.

A CTE pathway is a series of courses enriched with skills and experiences in a focused career sector.

At Foothill, we offer a software development pathway that everyone begins in grade 9 with our College & Career Seminar via Computer Literacy course. In C3, students are introduced to HTML, CSS, C++ and Javascript.

Following their inaugural experience as first year Dragons, students are encouraged to enroll in pathway-specific courses.  Two courses are required to qualify for pathway recognition/enrollment.  Pathway courses are funded by various CTE grant monies and include extended opportunities for enrolled students in the form of guest speakers, field trips, special events, job shadows and, possibly, internships in the industry.

We suggest the course order given below to ensure maximum success and mastery of content.

  1. Structured Programming or Honors Structured Programming ( C++ )
  2. AP Computer Science A ( Java OOP )
  3. Honors Object-Oriented Programming and Applied Design ( C++ OOP )

All three courses available in the pathway include an opportunity to earn college credit while attending Foothill.

Honors Structured Programming ( C++ ) is eligible for (4) semester units of computer science credit via articulation with Moorpark College's CS M10A course. This credit is UC/CSU transferable.

AP Computer Science A ( Java OOP ) is eligible for variable college credit based on the test score earned on the College Board AP exam in May.  Various colleges and universities award a range of credit.

Honors Object-Oriented Programming and Applied Design ( C++ OOP ) is eligible for  (4) semester units of computer science credit via articulation with Moorpark College's CS M10B course. This credit is UC/CSU transferable.

All courses are UC Subject "G" approved. All courses offer college credit in some form.  The 3 Honors/AP courses are recognized as "honors" courses for UC Subject A-G.