# CTE Resource Center - Verso - AP Computer Science Principles Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

AP Computer Science Principles (10160/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:10160
Co-op:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:None

AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course introduces students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. The course instructional materials are based on concepts outlined by the College Board and prepares students to take the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles Examination.

Career Clusters and Pathways

The Career Cluster will be determined by other courses taken in conjunction with this course to build a concentration sequence.

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course

Certifications

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.