Information Technology – WVEIS#IT1442
Build the Apps the World Runs on!
Computer applications impact us in almost every area of our life. In the Coding, App & Game Design class, you will learn to write programs ranging from utilities to applications to games using Python as our primary programming language.
In this two year program, first and second year students work together in teams to develop real projects. Second year students act as project leaders, directing the work and supervising their teams. The environment is designed to make the experience realistically reflect project management in the web design and game development industry. Students learn team building and interpersonal skills to prepare them for leadership roles in their careers. Why just learn how to do the work when you can train to be the boss?
A portfolio is an important tool for getting into a college program or landing a job in this field. Our students develop a portfolio to showcase the work they do on both gaming and applications.
What You Will Do in the Class
Explore various technologies used to develop applications,games and utilities, such as a Discord Bot. Design and build interactive applications and games through storyboarding, coding, and graphics development.
Skills You Will Learn
Python programming, GUI Design, Game Design, animation and graphics. We’ll also learn some web design and basic Computer Science concepts. You will Code, Code and then Code (No block coding in this class!)
Tools You Will Use
Notepad ++, Python, PyCharm, PyGame, Microsoft Office, Windows PC
Major Units of Study
Python GUI Development
Python Object Oriented Programming
Pygame – Intro to 2d Game Development in Python
Intro to Databases
Python Game Development
Computer concepts covered throughout the year
Related Job Titles
Related College Programs
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Our Happy Students
I am very glad I took the Web Deisgn (CIW) and Game Development class at James Rumsey, because I learned a lot of new things and found my passion for working with computers and coding. My teacher was great. He didn’t lecture every day. He told us what was expected of us, and we learned by trial and error. Being in the Web and Game Development class was a great experience, and I would recommend that anyone with a love for technology and wanting to learn how to code and see the unknown side of games and web pages, to take this class.
Check out some of our students’ work.
Applications for our high school programs are only open for a short term, usually from September through December. Please talk to your guidance counselor about the possibility of applying if the application period has already closed.