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Computer Science Principles

Course Number: CS X428.05

3 units

The new Computer Science Principles course introduces students to the foundation concepts of computer science, and challenges them to explore how commuting and technology can impact the world.  Explore the major areas of study organized around Creativity, Abstraction, Data and Information, Algorithms, Programming, The Internet, and Global Impact. Discuss the learning objectives which will be the targets of assessment for the AP course.

Important Information:

  • Please set-up your student NetID and password at least 7 days before the course start date to ensure access to the WiFi connection in the classroom. Trouble setting-up your NetID? Email: netidhelp@ucx.ucr.edu.  
  • College Board Scholarship recipients cannot register online. To register as a scholarship recipient, please mail or fax your Enrollment Form along with a Copy of your Letter of Commitment and Award Letter to Student Services (fax: 951-827-7273). Please note that you will be invoiced for the total amount due if payment from the College Board is not received by the course start date. The registration for Scholarship Recipients is for non-credit ONLY. 
  • School districts enrolling teachers for APSI courses also ONLY pay for the non-credit fee. District POs cannot be processed online. Please send POs along with an Enrollment Form for each teacher to Student Services by mail or fax to 951-827-7273.
  • If you are registering as a Scholarship Recipient or were registered by your school district with a PO and would like to pay the additional $100 fee to receive credit (3 quarter units), please contact Student Services at 951-827-4105. The deadline to pay for credit is July 18, 2017. A letter grade will be awarded to students registered for credit (assignments due to receive credit will vary between courses).
  • Further detailed information regarding the course will be emailed to students a few weeks before the course start date. 

Please contact APSI Program Coordinator, Brenda Montiel, at 951-827-1661 / bmontiel@ucx.ucr.edu should you have any questions.

Prerequisites

Applicable Certificates

Starting Jul 17 : Classroom-based

Section Code: 171EDJ010

Course Fees:

$795 Early Bird Discount ends on Jun 18
$845 after Jun 18

$695 (Non Credit) Early Bird Discount ends on Jun 17
$745 after Jun 17

Instructor:

Arthur Lopez

Arthur Lopez, M.A., is a curriculum writer for the College Board and pilot instructor for AP Computer Science Principles, Sweetwater Union High School District. Mr. Lopez is a College Board-Endorsed Consultant.

Schedule:

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Jul 17 - Jul 20, 2017

APSI check-in will take place in Conference Room E at the UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Ave., at 8 a.m., Monday, July 17, 2017. Parking permits and classroom number/location will be provided during check-in.

4 Meetings

Location:

Extension University VillageMap

Section Notes:

Institute fee includes breakfast, lunch, College Board materials, and parking. Registering online automatically includes the credit ($100) fee. To register for non-credit ONLY, please contact Student Services. Please bring a laptop to class every day.

Textbook:

No Textbook Required.

Starting Jul 17 : Classroom-based

Section Code: 171EDJ021

Course Fees:

$795 Early Bird Discount ends on Jun 18
$845 after Jun 18

$695 (Non Credit) Early Bird Discount ends on Jun 17
$745 after Jun 17

Instructor:

Charles A. Powell

Charles A. Powell, Jr., M.A., Secondary Science Education, Teacher, Green Mountain High School, has 25 years of experience teaching Physics, AP Physics, Earth Science, AP Computer Science, Robotics and Engineering. He has also been a STEM Academy Leader, AP Reader, AP Presenter, and was the Colorado Technology Educator of the Year for 2016. Mr. Powell is a College Board-Endorsed Consultant.

Schedule:

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Jul 17 - Jul 20, 2017

APSI check-in will take place at the UCR Extension Center, Conference Room E located at 1200 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507 at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017. Parking permits and classroom number/location will be provided during check-in.

4 Meetings

Location:

Extension University VillageMap

Section Notes:

Institute fee includes breakfast, lunch, College Board materials, and parking. Registering online automatically includes the credit ($100) fee. To register for non-credit ONLY, please contact Student Services. Please bring laptop to class every day for this course.

Textbook:

No Textbook Required.

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