AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A

Duration

10 Months

Prerequisites

None

Requirements

None

Course Summary

The AP Computer Science A course is equivalent to the first segment of a college level computer science course. The course involves developing the skills to write programs or part of programs to correctly solve specific problems. AP Computer Science A also emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and when appropriate, reusable. At the same time, the development of useful computer programs and classes is used as a context for introducing other important concepts in computer science.

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS

Semester 1

  • Primitive Types
  • Using Objects
  • Boolean Expressions and if Statements
  • Iteration
  • Writing Classes

Semester 2

  • Arrays
  • ArrayList
  • 2D Array
  • Inheritance
  • Recursion
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