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    Waterville Sr. High's NEW Computer Science Course, Cyber Panthers

    Available for the Fall 2019, Registration in January 2019

    • Waterville is excited to add a NEW computer science courses to help advance students and prepare them for future success.

     

    • Cyber Panthers is more than a course! It is a close-knit team.

     

    • Collaborate to solve problems.

    • Learn the skills to build with, create with, and design with computers

    • Develop problem-solving skills, logic and creativity.

    • Learn the skills to prepares for the jobs of tomorrow.

     

    • Fulfills your career prep requirement

    About Computer Science

    • Computer science is the study of computers and computing concepts, both hardware and software, as well as networking and the Internet.

    • Technology is changing every industry. 

    • Computing knowledge is a required skill set.

    • By learning more about computers, you will be developing a 21st-century career path. 

    • Most students who try computer science really like it!  Check out this graph  -------->

    What Will I Learn?

    Studying or working in computer science generally involves identifying a problem and coming up with a technological solution to address it.  Students who enjoy and succeed in Computer Science have a wide range of skills sets, including:

    • Problem-solving and analytical skills

    • Creativity

    • Critical-thinking skills

    • Attention to detail

    • Resilience, or stick-to-it-iveness (it may take several times before you crack the code)

    Robotics, Coding and Design of Apps and Games, and More

     

    • Learn how video games or apps are made, and maybe even design one yourself!

    • Learn to protect your social media profile from being "hacked".

    • Computer science covers the design, construction, and use of computers, applications, games and more. 

    • The curriculum covers:

      • Artificial Intelligence

      • Cyber Security

      • Web Development

      • Robotics

      • Game development

      • Visual design

      • And more!

    Is Computer Science Right for Me?

    Future Job Prospects

    • There is a huge demand for Computer science in the workforce.

     

    • Regardless of what students do after school, whether they go into medicine, business, politics, or the arts, knowing how to build technology will give them confidence and a competitive edge.

    • The average STARTING salary for a computer science major is $66,000

     

    • By the year 2020, experts expect there to be more than 1,000,000 jobs than students!

    • Just In Maine alone, there are currently 871 unfilled computed jobs, that's 2x the state average demand rate for other types of jobs.  What does that mean for you?   If you pursue computer science, you will likely have many different job prospects!

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