Understand Importance of Computer Programming Skills, Personalized Exploration of Computer Science, and Initiate Your Own Skills Building using these free online resources:
"According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020 there will be 1.4 million new computer science jobs. However, between current professionals and university students, we will only have 400,000 computer scientists trained to fill those roles." - Edutopia online article, Computer Science: The Future of Education, Alison Derbenwick Miller, August 22, 2014
Careers and personal lives involve computer programming created by others, so the college majors and certifications related to computer programming are hugely valuable. PHS offers one programming related course, Intro to Engineering and Design, with Mrs. Ploeger for DMACC credit. Combining a programming education with any other interest you have is highly encouraged!