Software Development

Coordinator: Mrs. Conni Carr, Room D104, conni.carr@venturausd.org, 805-289-0023 ext. 2104, or 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 Code.sign: 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 Code.sign, 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 additional 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 require the course order given below to ensure maximum success and mastery of content.

  1. Structured Programming or Honors Structured Programming ( C++ )
  2. Honors Object-Oriented Programming and Applied Design ( Java )
  3. A third course is being developed - Makerspace: Applied Algorithms

Both courses currently available in the pathway include the opportunity to earn college credit while attending Foothill.

Honors Structured Programming ( C++ ) is eligible for (3) semester units of computer science credit via articulation with Moorpark College's CS M125 course. This credit is UC/CSU transferable.

Honors Object-Oriented Programming and Applied Design ( Java ) is eligible for  (4) semester units of computer science credit via articulation with Moorpark College's CS M10J course. This credit is UC/CSU transferable. (content extends that required for AP CS A).

All courses are UC Subject "G" approved. All courses offer college credit in some form.  The 2 Honors courses are recognized as "honors" courses for UC Subject A-G