It is our mission to produce technology-proficient students. We believe that to live, learn and work successfully in an increasing complex and information-rich society, students must be able to use technology effectively. We provide a variety of technology education opportunities for students within the department and are committed to providing all students will the technology skills necessary to succeed in all academic disciplines.
For a complete list and description of Computer Science & Applications courses, view/print the curriculum guide.
See also: BYOD program
See also: Technology Resources
Get a jump-start on college while attending high school! All of our department courses (except for AP Computer Science) are eligible for dual credit through Moraine Valley Community College. Dual credit allows the student to earn college credit while simultaneously earning high school credit here at Providence Catholic. These credits can fulfill general education and career course requirements toward your college degree, no matter what field you choose to study.
Students do not need to live in the MVCC district; nor do they need to travel to the MVCC campus. All that is necessary is to enroll in any of our computer courses here at PCHS, and then register for dual credit with MVCC. As long as the student earns a grade of B or better, he/she will earn 3 hours of college credit per course. That is in addition to the high school credit. It’s that easy!
Students and parents will receive information about dual credit registration and fees at the start of the semester via email.
Important: Students in the Class of 2021 must enroll in our Introduction to Technology course as dual credit in order to be eligible for dual credit in any subsequent computer courses. Students in the Classes of 2018, and 2019 have been grandfathered into the system and are not required to have earned dual credit in Introduction to Technology.
Computer Science & Applications Department Staff