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Software Development FRNYC Courses

IT Fundamentals
A course intended to provide students with exposure to various information technology occupations and pathways such as Cybersecurity, Data Science, and Software Development. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to describe various information technology (IT) occupations and professional organizations. Moreover, they will be able to demonstrate logical thought processes and discuss the social, legal, and ethical issues encountered in the IT profession.
Intro to Computer Science 
A course intended to teach students the basics of computer programming. The course places emphasis on practicing standard programming techniques and learning the logic tools and methods typically used by programmers to create simple computer applications. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to solve problems by planning multistep procedures; write, analyze, review, and revise programs, converting detailed information from workflow charts and diagrams into coded instructions in a computer language; and will be able to troubleshoot/debug programs and software applications to correct malfunctions and ensure their proper execution.
Web Design
The course challenges students to develop advanced skills in problem analysis, construction of algorithms, and computer implementation of algorithms as they work on programming projects of increased complexity. In so doing, they develop key skills of discernment and judgment as they must choose from among many languages, development environments, and strategies for the program life cycle. Course content is reinforced through numerous short- and long-term programming projects, accomplished both individually and in small groups. These projects are meant to hone the discipline and logical thinking skills necessary to craft error-free syntax for the writing and testing of programs. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will demonstrate an understanding of object-oriented programming language using high-level languages such as FOCUS, Python, or SAS.
Software Development Practicum
Software Development Practicum is a capstone course intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous Software Development courses toward the completion of an in-depth project with fellow team members. Students who have progressed to this level take on more responsibilities for producing independent work and managing processes involved in the planning, designing, refinement, and production of original software applications. The course is designed to allow students to choose their specific application of interest, be it the development of a mobile application (app), an animation package, a game or other educational tool, or any other approved program that requires programming and development skills. Upon completion of the practicum, proficient students will be prepared for postsecondary study and career advancement in software development, and will be equipped to market their finished product should they choose.