Technical Skills Center

PLTW Computer Science Essentials    


Students will experience the major topics, big ideas, and computational thinking practices used by computing professionals to solve problems and create value for others. This course will empower students to develop computational thinking skills while building confidence that prepares them to advance to Computer Science Principles and Computer Science A.

In Computer Science Essentials, students will use visual, block-based programming and seamlessly transition to text-based programming with languages such as Python to create apps and develop websites, and learn how to make computers work together to put their design into practice. They’ll apply computational thinking practices, build their vocabulary, and collaborate just as computing professionals do to create products that address topics and problems important to them.

The instructors for this course is Mr. Jarett Allen with assistant Mr. Ricky Mann, Jr.  Both instructors are graduates from NMCC and live in the community.

You may contact either instructor at the phone number below or their email addresses are:


         Jarett Allen                                    Ricky Mann, Jr

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