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Old 04-18-2007, 07:46 PM   #1
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I would like some help in deciding which classes or better yet electives to see what would be right for me. I know nothing of computers but during the final months of my school year and my summer, I want to cover topics on basic things I should know so I at least have a background before I go into those classes.

These are the computer classes:

Computer Applications 1 & Career Development
Microcomputers
Computer Programming 1H
Computer Programming 1R
Advanced Computers
LEP Computers

These are just electives and this is how they want me to fill it out. I have to circle four of them with the one I feel most important goes on top in descending order.

Most likely, I will take two of the four I choose(the first two will be most likely my classes with 3 and 4 being "backup").

I'm not sure which would give me a general,basic understanding of computers and from there I want to do basic programming.

Really I want a class that gives a general idea of computers covering many basic topics and basic programming.
Help is appreciated.
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:55 PM   #2
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this for college or school? and how good are you at computers?
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If these are for high school your lucky, our high school has pretty much no computer electives other than C++
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This for high school but I need a class that will give a me a general understanding of computer and basic programming.
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I would take Computer Application 1 & Career Development and Computer Programming 1H
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Default Re: Which class to choose?

That is exactly what i was thinking and I appreciate your help and the other members but the first class would cover what topics?
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Computer Applications 1 & Career Development

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We could only tell you a little about the class, seeing as it is high school specific. Your school should have a syllabus for each course, though. Go to the front office and find one for each class and see what it covers.
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Going out on a limb and saying what each is about:

Computer Applications 1 & Career Development - This would be about starting a career involving computers and more based on using windows and other programs.

Microcomputers - Working with robots and stuff

Computer Programming 1H - Computer language, possibly C++ / html
Computer Programming 1R - Same thing only more advanced or vice versa
Advanced Computers - For the people who have taken most of the courses and want to learn more
LEP Computers - No clue.
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Default Re: Which class to choose?

I'd say Microcomputers if it is anything like our Microapplications. (MS OFFICE Programs)

Computer Applications 1 & Career Development

You cant go wrong with that either.


All depends on your computer knowledge.
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You do have a point there but I have to pick it for tomorrow but if don't like the class I can switch only before the first marking period semester.

I'll see what I can find. However, since I have to make one of them the most important, which one would it be?

The first one and then the second one being computer programming 1R since that one is regular?
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You are lucky to have that broad range of classes. My school has like 3 computer classes.
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Man you're lucky, the only computer classes we have at my school are
Internet as a tool
Computer Keyboard Applications
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Wow... i won't even mention how many different computer classes we have... Everything from keyboarding to a basic A+ class (In highschool).

What ever the easier verion of programming is there, i'd take that since your interested. As for what would give you a general idea on the comptuer basics, i'd almost wanna say Advanced compuers. Usually, if there are no pre-requasites (SP???) besides grade, they start off easy and get more difficult as the year goes on, so even the new people can survive.

However, not knowing what LEP comptuers is, i really can't tell you for sure what to do.
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damn i see high school courses are moving up in the world. Do you attend a public high school or private?
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public for me, i don't know about him. My parents are just oo cheap lol but i don't blame them... i'm not every religious, that'd be tourture.
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Old 04-19-2007, 03:24 PM   #17
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Default Re: Which class to choose?

They say that my range of classes or electives broaden on my second year and it's a public school.

However since I had to fill out the darn paper, I picked the easier programming class and the first one which was computer applications and computer development.

However, if any of you came to my school to check the computer classes, you would laugh, they teach nothing of computers.
This is their famous saying:"Today is a free day, do what you wish."

Hopefully, the classes are well enough that I have to put an effort. If not, I'm taking the advanced class.
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I would go for the applications and career development as the others may be a little complicated. Best of luck!
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:16 PM   #19
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That's exactly what I am going to take. Yet I have a little more than 4 months before I take those classes. I can use this to my advantage and read. I purchased "How Computers Work by Ron White". I just started to read today and that book it great. Well, I need to finish my assignments and then read that book.
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