Computer Studies

Computer studies is about how computers compute. It is not about learning how to use the computer and it is much more than computer programming. Computer studies is the study of ways of representing objects and processes. It involves defining problems; analysing problems; designing solutions; and developing, testing, and maintaining programs. For the purposes of this document, the term computer studies refers to the study of computer science, meaning computer and algorithmic processes, including their principles, their hardware and software designs, their applications, and their impact on society. The major focus of these courses is the development of programming skills, which are important for success in future postsecondary studies.

The computer studies program will build a strong foundation for those who wish to move on to further study and training in specialized areas such as computer programming, database analysis, computer science, education, computer engineering, software engineering, information technology, and game development.

Ontario Ministry of Education, The Ontario Curriculum Grades 10 to 12: Computer Studies, 2008. p. 7.

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 Would you like to learn more? Take a look at The Ontario Curriculum Grades 10 to 12 Computer Studies.