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Computer Programming

Thousand Oaks High School

Are you interested in working with computers? Do you want to do work that has technical and creative elements? The Computer Programming Pathway at Thousand Oaks High School helps you develop core design and programming skills as well as the real-world professional skills needed to succeed in college and a variety of creative fields in digital design, game design and software development. Participating in Thousand Oaks High School’s trade program for digital design and programming lets you use state-of-the-art software and produce traditional graphics, code and games.

This Pathway teaches you ...

  • JavaScript
  • Unreal Engine
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • The design process

Real-world opportunities through this Pathway include ...

Through the Computer Programming Pathway, you will learn the ins and outs of programming and learn how to use critical and logical thinking to solve problems and create solutions. You will build a working portfolio website and get hands-on experience creating a prototype for a game.

This Pathway will prepare me for …

This pathway will prepare students for college entry, certifications and internships. Upon completion, students will have a portfolio that they are able to use for college entry, internships and to begin the creative journey. Employers related to the field are: Electronic Arts (EA), Riot Games, PlayStation, Naughty Dog, Disney, Mammal Studios and Scanline VFX, to name a few.

What our students are saying ...

“I really enjoyed this class because I learned so much useful info about computer programming. For example, I really liked the coded self-portrait project. Even though I started with no knowledge of any type of computer programming, I quickly learned many things. If I didn't understand something, the teacher was very helpful and explained my mistakes and what I could do to improve.” - Luke G.

Check out our students’ work!

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Derek Grimes Class Teacher

About the Pathway teacher