What is Computer Science and Information Technology?
What is Computer Science (CS)?
"Computer Science is the study of computers and ALL the phenomena that arise around them."
The California Department of Education defines computer science as “the study of computers and algorithmic processes, including their principles, their hardware and software designs, their applications, and their impact on society” (Tucker et. al, 2006, p. 2). "
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Is Computer Science for all grade levels? YES! Computer Science develops and reinforces computational thinking, mathematical reasoning, pattern-recognition and critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
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What is Information Technology (IT) ?
"Information technology is the study, design, development, application, implementation, support, or management of computer-based information systems. It encompasses the use of any computers, storage, networking, and other physical devices, infrastructure, and processes to create, process, store, secure, and exchange all forms of electronic data.”
"Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other."
-Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft
What is the Information and Communications Technologies Pathway?
The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Pathway will introduce students to the foundational concepts of informational technology (IT), computer networking across systems, technology support and the growing need for cybersecurity expertise. As the use and application of technology grows exponentially every year, the need for experienced professionals will continue to grow. The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Networking Career Pathway courses are intended for students that have never considered a career in Information and Communication Technologies as well as those that are already actively interested.
Additional information concerning Information and Communication Technologies through Cabrillo College:
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Techopedia.com, January 24, 2020- -Explanation of difference between Information and Communication Technologies and Computer Science