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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

AP Computer Science A (3185/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:3185
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12

Students design, implement and interpret computer-based solutions to problems in several application areas, becoming knowledgeable about programming concepts, algorithm designs, and documentation of the computer solution. The course instructional materials are based on concepts outlined by the College Board and prepares students to take the Advanced Placement Computer Science 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


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.