Computer Science Integration Courses
About Computer Science Integration
The Computer Science Integration (CSI) program provides students an opportunity to further their education in a Computer Science course with an emphasis in Networking and Hardware. It is designed to develop students’ skills in the areas of computer hardware, networking, and security. It also includes computational thinking, block and text-based programming, collaboration, and creativity to solve problems. Students will be prepared for the CompTIA A+ 1001 and 1002 and the Microsoft Technology Associate certifications in Networking and Security Fundamentals. This curriculum aligns with the Arkansas Computer Science standards.
The Computer Science Integration program is currently structured and sequenced into a three-year program of study.
Computer Science Integration I
This one-semester course is designed to provide students with an overview of computer science basics. Students will understand the various use, characteristics, and functions of computers while being able to differentiate the core PC components and understand how those components function.
Computer Science Integration II
This one-semester course is designed to build upon the skills acquired from CSI I. Students will learn how to apply troubleshooting theory, understand mobile devices and cloud services, and analyze networking protocols and services.
Computer Science Integration III
This one-semester course, CSI III is designed to engage students further in computer networking. Students will understand network security, how to apply security tools, methods to prevent common security issues, and learn how to install and configure operating systems.
Computer Science Integration IV
This one-semester course is designed to equip students with operational procedures best practices. In addition to learning about operational procedures, students will gain knowledge and skills in software development with a key emphasis on programming.
Computer Science Integration Internship.
This two-semester independent study or internship is for students to culminate their learning in a real-world setting. Students will complete a variety of projects (either on campus or off campus) designed to utilize their knowledge and skills and extend their learning for business and community partners. Students will also have the opportunity to earn additional industry-recognized certifications such as the Microsoft Technology Associate certifications.
CompTIA & MTA Certifications
Computer Science Integration courses will provide the opportunity for students to prepare and pass four industry-recognized certification exams; CompTIA A+ 1001 and 1002, MTA Networking Fundamentals and MTA Security Fundamentals.
Check out our certification prep links here.
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Computer Science Integration Pricing
The Computer Science Integration courses are available through a subscription paid each year or in a multi-year option.
Subscription includes all resources for all of the Computer Science Integration courses per teacher per school. NO PER STUDENT FEE!
Subscription valid July 15 - June 15 each year.
Computer Science Integration Yearly Subscription ONLY $695
Second teacher at same school $395, a 50% discount!
Three-year subscription receives 10% discount!
Course resources are created by a team of teachers and industry experts and are updated annually. Resources include:
Access to course resources available in two ways:
1. Blended learning environment using Moodle or Canvas includes:
2. Downloadable Resources
Computer Science Integration Training
QTL/ExplorNet provides teacher training annually for all of our course offerings. Participants will be provided in-depth training in the course resources and best-practice strategies for teaching the courses. In addition to learning curriculum and instruction, teachers build a complete computer that they will bring back to their classroom. They’ll learn to teach the process of computer assembly, repair, maintenance and troubleshooting and learn to implement the resources effectively in their classroom. If you have a new teacher who is in need of professional development to improve their technical skills and course teaching skills then sign them up!