EARN A 3rd YEAR MATH, FINE ART, AND CTE CREDIT TOWARD GRADUATION WHILE PREPARING FOR A REWARDING CAREER RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL!
Coding has become an essential skill that boosts an employee’s chances for obtaining a high salary. "Burning Glass researchers found that jobs that require coding skills pay up to $22,000 per year more, on average. 'For students looking to increase their potential income, few other skills open the door to as many well-paying careers,' they write in the report." ~FastCompany.com
Program Description: The DigiPen Computer Science AP program is an advanced program in “creating makers of technology”. Students create video games using trigonometry and higher math, computer programming in C, C++, C#, and Java as well as 2D and 3D computer animation. Make video games using the Unity Engine and develop virtual reality interactive applications. With guidance from the program partner, DigiPen Institute of Technology, the course prepares students for skills necessary for video game industry’s biggest need: qualified video game programmers and artists. Many of DigiPen’s college graduates have secured positions with top companies such as Nintendo, Interplay, DreamWorks Interactive, KnowWonder, and Valve.
Students may choose to sit for the Advanced Placement Exam.
High School Equivalency Credits: Students earn 3.0 credits per year allocated as 1.0 3rd year Math, 1.0 Fine Art, 1.0 Career Technical Education. See how these credits satisfy graduation requirements in the Program of Study.
College Credits: Credits available through DigiPen Institute of Technology: up to 7 credits, Bates Technical College: up to 5 credits, Clover Park Technical College: up to 5 credits, Pierce College: up to 5 credits
Career Pathways: Software Engineer, Software Developer, Computer Programmer, Engine Programmer, Graphics Programmer, Tools Programmer, AI Programmer, Gameplay Programmer, Physics Engine Programmer, Web Developer/Designer, Software Tester, Virtual Reality Engineer Check out the Career Pathways page for more information!