Business/Computer Science Electives: Be Practical; Be Forward Thinking!

Date: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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. All of the courses are geared to prepare them for the future!  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.  There will be some new exciting changes in the next year!
 
In a survey taken by the students at St. Pius X recently, the majority, 67 percent, stated Business and Computer courses are the most important electives to take for future careers, yet they don’t always sign up for them!
 
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!
 
Media Technology is our video editing course where students learn to film and create videos and special effects using Adobe AfterEffects, Premiere and Audition.  In 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 (eschupp@spx.org ) (Department Chairperson). Encourage your student to take courses that will give them an advantage!