Computer science teachers Virginia Peterson Jadav and Daniel Tamucci held a Coding and Cybersecurity event to expose students to the computer science offerings available at Port Chester High School. Interested students were shown interactive presentations detailing the two computer science paths that the high school offers, Coding and Cybersecurity.
“The purpose of the event was for students to check out Coding and Cybersecurity to see if they would be interested in signing up for it next year,” Peterson Jadav said. “The turnout was excellent. During our busiest periods, we had a full house in the library. Everyone had a great time!”
The Coding path presents a three-year progression that culminates in a video game design course, which will teach students to use the Unity game engine to design video games. The Cybersecurity pathway is equally exciting as it gives students a deep dive into the world of hacking and prepares students to take the CompTia Security+ exam, an industry-recognized certification.
“Port Chester High School is promoting the head start these courses provide when talking about post-high school preparation for the current technological age we need young minds to be ready for,” Tamucci said.
Students are encouraged to incorporate one or both paths into their elective schedules for the upcoming year.
“It was super fun and interesting, especially since it opened my eyes to the various computer science classes our school offers, such as Video Game Design and Cybersecurity 2, some with the potential to get you a job, and others to look excellent on your college transcript,” student Kanishka Patel said.
Date Added: 2/21/2023