Workplace Learning I: The first in a series of required workplace learning courses for students in the Early College Studies program. In this course, students focus on the essential skills of communication, collaboration, curiosity, and career exploration.
Intro to Programming (ECS): Introduces students to how corporate software projects are developed, managed, integrated, and fielded. An interface-oriented approach to software development eliminates the need for any prior coding experience. Students will navigate this multi-faceted world following a project-based road map; leave with a significant sense of accomplishment; and, acquire key professional skills after creating apps, games, and control algorithms.
Workplace Learning II: The second in a series of required workplace learning courses for students in the Early College Studies program. In this course, students focus on the essential skills of motivation, leadership, self-management, and analytical thinking.
NCC Comp. Science Coursework: Based on student performance throughout freshman year students can start their NCC Computer Science coursework during the Summer before or the Fall of their Sophomore Year. The three introductory NCC computer science courses are Web Development & Design, Database Development and Intro to Programming. Although neither is a prerequisite of the other, students typically follow the courses in the aforementioned sequence. Students must take at least two of these computer science courses during their Sophomore Year.
Career and Technical Education & Fine Arts Electives: In their Junior year, students will choose from a select group of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Fine Arts Electives that will help prepare them to become specialized team experts during their Senior Year Workplace Learning III capstone project.
NCC Comp. Science Coursework / Other College Electives: In their Junior year, students might be finishing their introductory college coursework at SHS and can start to pursue additional college courses directly through NCC.
Workplace Learning III (Capstone Project): In the last of the three required Workplace Learning courses, students now demonstrate their ability to work both independently and in teams. Students will work through a design project from conception to completion.
NCC Comp. Science Coursework / Other College Electives: Students who are looking to complete their Associate's Degree by the time they graduate high school will typically spend their Senior Year at NCC fulltime and would have completed their capstone project in their Junior Year. Students who are looking to complete their Associate's Degree in five or six years, will take a combination of classes at Stamford High School and NCC during their Senior Year.