IT Launch is the introductory course in the CS/IT pathway. It is designed to be “a mile wide and an inch deep.” We start with the history of Computer Science and study a current topic of importance. Some issues we’ve looked at are Net Neutrality, Privacy and Encryption, and censorship.
Finally, we break out the Raspberry Pi computers and some LED’s. It’s amazing what the students can come up with using just basic electronic components, the Python programming language and their imagination.
We also have guest speakers every 2 weeks from a wide variety of careers, including atmospheric study, electronic trading, and Cyber-security.