Computer Technology Pathways

Pathways to CS through Computer Technology

What we do to create Computer Technology Pathways

Making pathways for students to be successful in Computer Technology by

  • * articulating classes with our local High School and colleges
  • * having many CS and IT certificated pathways with engaging technology
  • * having professional developments for the HS Computer Technology and Science teachers
  • * Having students receive Scholarships, Internships, and REUs
  • * having Science Fairs, outreach and other STEM experiences and
  • * sticking to State standards
  • * and most importantly, collaborating with like minded groups of people with the same goal of creating Computer Tech Pathways for students, specifically trying to inspire more Hispanic and Women to study Computer Science
This is a visual showing the steps on the pathways to success through learning Computer Technology
Take a look at the many things that are happening, or have happened, that we are doing to create these computer technology pathways. Click on the words in the bubbles to see more info online about those topics.
For more info on this visual or anything in it make sure to email Professor Kathy Kanemoto
Merced College CS was awarded the Google CS for Education award for the 2018-2019 year!! This is the second year we have recieved this prestigious award, it was formerly called Google CS4HS. This award gives us $25,000 to create a CS High School Teacher Professional Development experience. more_vert

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Our goal is to have 80% of the students of the Computer Science Principles AP classes pass the AP CSP Exam and also get college credit at Merced College for CPSC-01 and CPSC-05a. We are also focusing on implementing and articualting more CS classes; including drone hobbist classes. This exciting PD was made possible by Google, and their need for more Computer Scientists. This PD was planned by Professor Kathy Kanemoto and will be implemented in the Fall 2019 semester. The following are those that are participating or helping with the PD:

  • Kathy Kanemoto, Coordinator and Professor of Computer Science at Merced College and PD Organizer
  • Michele Fegundes, President of the Merced Office of Education and Articulation Organizer
  • Robert Waterman, Computer Science Instructor from El Capitan High School
  • Jorge Alejandre,Computer Science Instructor from Buhach Colony High School
  • Thuy Alejandre,Computer Science Instructor from Buhach Colony High School
  • Joe Gaestel, Computer Science Instructor from Merced High School
  • Lily Jones, Computer Science Instructor from Atwater High School
  • Luz Valdez, Computer Science Instructor from Livingston High School
  • Maricela Alvear, Computer Science Instructor from Livingston High School
  • Diana Starn, Computer Science Instructor from Chowchilla High School
  • Dianna de Matos, Computer Science Instructor from Hilmar High School
  • Bill McGinnis, Computer Science Instructor from Turlock High School
  • Shawne Arnold, Computer Science Instructor from Turlock High School
  • Bryan Cantrell, Computer Science Instructor from Merced College teaching students at Los Banos High School and Pacheco High School in Los Banos

* Note that the High School students will take 3 exams at the end of this class. The AP Computer Science Principles Exam, given as a regular AP Exam. The other 2 exams were created and are used with the Merced College classes CPSC-05a and CPSC-01.

If the students pass the 2 exams for these 2 seperate classes at Merced College the student would receive credit for taking these classes at Merced College.

* The Student Learning Outcomes of the AP Computer Science Principles Exam and the 2 Merced College classes CPSC-05a and CPSC-01 are the same. Therefore, the exams and required artifacts are very similiar and the student could turn in the same artifacts for both AP exam and the CPSC-05a and CPSC-01 exams.

CPSC-01 Intro to MIS and CPSC-05a Application Development

http://boonduck.com/merced_college/classes/syllabi/

CSP AP Exam

* This is a Future Plan, this class is being articulated this 2017-2018 school year.

* Note that the High School students will take 2 exams at the end of this class. The AP Computer Science A Exam, given as a regular AP Exam. The other exam is created and used with the Merced College classes CPSC-06. If the students pass the exam for this class at Merced College the student would receive credit for taking this class at Merced College.

* The Student Learning Outcomes of the AP Computer Science A Exam and the Merced College class CPSC-06 are the same.

CPSC-06 Programming and Methodlogy I

http://boonduck.com/merced_college/classes/syllabi/ https://www.c-id.net/descriptors/final/show/341

CS A Exam

https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-computer-science-a-course-description.pdf

SSTEM Scholarship

The SSTEM Scholarship is for incoming freshmen to Stanislaus State that are studying CS, and Merced College CS Majors transferring to Stanislaus State. It is an awesome scholarship that is assiting our students in being successful!

Check Out the Merced College Science Fair 2016 add

High School students and Merced College students both entered awesome STEM projects.

Check out the Merced College Science Fair 2017 add

High School students and Merced College students entered the fair that was held April 7th - check out the winners!