Computer Information Systems

  • PATHWAY: Computer Science & Information Systems

    Early College High School

    The mission of the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School is to develop and support pathways to higher education that lead to careers in STEM fields for students through rigorous academic programming and a collaborative approach to learning.  A network of K-12, higher education, business and industry partners has been developed to provide students with the highest level of education and support for entering and succeeding in the clean energy fields. 

    The Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School is an  innovative program that provides high school students with transdisciplinary learning and 21st Century skill sets necessary to make informed decisions as they relate to college and career readiness.  Students have the advantage of being in a fully connected and collaborative learning environment.  Students work at their own pace and leverage 1:1 technology to access individualized academic support, master program expectations, and develop college and career readiness. With support from regional economic leaders, including the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and local Chambers of Commerce, the program connects with hundreds of businesses throughout the region that serve as assets for students and represents a robust fusion of education, business and industry collaborating to train students to become innovators and leaders for the jobs of tomorrow.

    Early college high schools blend high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college.  Students in the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School Program take both high school and college level coursework on a college campus at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART campus located in Malta, NY. 

    Early College High School Computer Science & Information Systems College Coursework
    College Forum
    Communications
    Psychology
    Introduction to Computing and Information Science
    Programming & Logic I
    Programming & Logic II-Data Structures
    Introduction to Website Design & Development
    Introduction to Business Analytics w/Escel
    Robotics
    English Composition I
    College Math

    *College coursework is subject to change.

    Early College High School  Business Connections

    Through our business partners, which includes Cisco, students are provided extensive opportunities to interact with business and industry partners. Guest speakers, telepresence systems, and online collaboration tools are used to connect students with industry experts.  In addition, students participate in on-site field experiences guided by mentors, who are employed by the business partners.

    Forecast for Growth in Computer Science & Information Systems

    Every one of the top 10 trends on job-search website Indeed.com involves technology or social media.
    Job growth in E-commerce, Internet publishing, and other information-technology fields is expected to be far stronger than average for the foreseeable future. – US News and World Report

    Career Fields in Computer Science and Information Systems

    Software Engineer
    Application Programmer
    Systems Analyst
    Web Designer/Developer
    System and Network Administrator
    Computer Technician
    Help Desk Support

    Post Graduation High Education Opportunities
    Hudson Valley Community College – Computer Information Systems
    RPI- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Web Science
    RPI- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science