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Computer Science Academy

Explore your love of computers, programming and coding while preparing for college

Are you a high schooler who loves to code? Does the idea of creating your own computer programs or video games sound exciting? Then this is the place for you! In the Computer Science Academy, students study advanced placement science and math alongside computer science courses to prepare them for similar study in college. Students complete advanced courses in physics, chemistry and calculus, while also learning how to code, how to build websites and about the components that go into video game production.

Students attend up to three (3) years, and graduates should be planning to pursue a college or university track to obtain a degree in some discipline of computer science. College credit for Advanced Placement courses is available upon passing the appropriate AP College Board Exam(s).

Employment Opportunities

This program is designed to prepare students to pursue a college degree in some discipline or computer science. After degree completion at an accredited college, a variety of computer science positions are available. Potential employers include corporations, educational institutions, small businesses, self-employment, and more.

Computer Science Academy Majors

About this Occupation

In addition to an interest in computer science, success in this career field requires strong math, science and critical thinking skills. A positive attitude, perseverance and willingness to adapt to new technologies and methods of performing work are also essential. In addition, computer science professionals must be able to work both independently and as a team member, and must be able to prioritize and manage projects and tasks to meet deadlines.

$84,000

The median salary for a computer program, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Learn from Experienced Instructors

Andy Harbert

Computer Science Academy Instructor

Andy Harbert teaches computer programming in the Computer Science Academy at the Rockwell campus. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Louisiana State University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Texas A&M. Andy previously taught Computer Science at Oklahoma Christian University for 23 years. Prior to teaching, he worked as a software engineer and manager in the defense industry. He also worked as a software consultant in various industries while at Oklahoma Christian.

Bryan Kitzrow

Computer Science Academy instructor

Bryan Kitzrow teaches in the Computer Science Academy at the Danforh campus. He earned both a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education at Oklahoma State University, and is certified to teach Physics, Chemistry, Math (including middle school Calculus), Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Engineering Design and Development, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Bryan previously worked as a Calculus instructor at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City, and as a Pre-Engineering Instructor at Central Technology Center in Drumright, Oklahoma.

Heather Voss

Computer Science Academy Instructor

Heather Voss teaches science and math in the Computer Science Academy at the Rockwell campus. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, both at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and a Master of Science in Nuclear Physics at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Heather previously worked as a physics and calculus instructor at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City, and as a physics and calculus instructor and mathematics facilitator at the Apollo Group (University of Phoenix).

Jeff Wooden

Computer Science Academy Instructor

Jeff Wooden teaches Computer Programming in the Computer Sciences Academy at the Rockwell campus. He earned both a Bachelor in Business Education and a Master in Educational Leadership at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. Jeff previously worked as a Technology/Robotics Instructor at Deer Creek Public Schools in Deer Creek, Oklahoma.