Business and Computer Science Electives Information

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Business/Computer Science Electives : You know you need them!

In a survey of St. Pius students taken last year, 67.9% acknowledged that Business and Computer Science courses are important to learn for careers in their future. Are your students prepared for future college courses, careers, and life in general? Encourage them to sign up for electives within the Business and Computer Science Department when registering for next year’s classes. Computer science allows students to be creators in our digital economy, not just consumers. They can use computing to help people, to solve problems, and to be creative. You can find more detailed course information in the course catalog.  

The United States Department of Labor predicts computing jobs to be among the fastest growing with over 1.4 million jobs in the U. S. in this field, but U. S. colleges and universities will graduate enough people to fill less than half of those jobs.  Students who graduate with a computer science degree have the highest starting salary of any undergraduate degree. Maybe Web Design or Programming I would be a good place to start. Also, AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles will count as a fourth year of science. An application needs to be completed to apply for AP Computer Science A only.

Audio, Video, Technology & Film is our video editing course where students learn to film and create videos and special effects using Adobe AfterEffects and Premiere. Computer Publishing & Graphics students learn how to edit in Photoshop, create cartoons in Animate; and design in Illustrator. Also, one fifth of students major in Business in college therefore it would be great to have an advantage by taking Business Law, Accounting, and Marketing, as well as learn practical life skills.

If you have any questions about specific Business or Computer Science courses, contact:

Mrs. Schupp (Department Chairperson) – Business Law, Accounting, Marketing

Mrs. Cassandra  – Computer Programming, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, Web Design; online summer Computer Applications

Dr. Knox  –  Computer Publishing & Graphics, Audio, Video, Technology & Film