Dual Enrollment Computer Science Track

Computer Science Track

Are you interested in partnering with Illinois Tech to offer this track to your school? Learn more about our dual-enrollment school partnership.

Illinois Tech’s computer science track for high school dual-enrollment courses is designed for students to sequentially build their skills. Students can take the courses below independently or as part of a sequence, but some courses have prerequisites. Check out the course descriptions below for more information about each course. 

If students are looking to join CS331 without an AP score or alternative programming course, they should plan on starting the computer science track no later than the fall semester of their junior year.

Computer Science Track - Hybrid
Course
Type
Term
Description

CSS 115 – Object-Oriented Programmin
(Two credits)

In-person

Fall

Introduces the use of a high-level object-oriented programming language as a problem-solving tool, including basic data structures and algorithms, object-oriented programming techniques, and software documentation. Designed for students who have had little or no prior experience with computer programming. For students in CS and CS-related degree programs. Students should only take one of these courses

CSS 116 – Object-Oriented Programming I
(Two credits )

In-Person

Spring

 

 

Introduces more advanced elements of object-oriented programming, including dynamic data structures, recursion, searching and sorting, and advanced object-oriented programming techniques. For students in CS and CS-related degree programs.

Prerequisite(s): Passing CS115, OR Passing a one-semester programming course in Java covering the following topics (confirmed by CS teacher)

CSS 331 – Data Structures and Algorithms
(Three credits)

Online

Spring

Implementation and application of the essential data structures used in computer science. Analysis of basic sorting and searching algorithms and their relationship to these data structures. Particular emphasis is given to the use of object-oriented design and data abstraction in the creation and application of data structures.

Prerequisite(s): Passing CS116, OR 5 on AP CS A, OR 4 on AP CS A and CS teacher recommendation, OR Passing a one year programming course in any language covering the following topics (confirmed by CS teacher)

Deadline to apply Spring: December 23, 2022

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