Software Development and Business Design
The Software Development and Business Design curriculum focuses on the software development lifecycle and how the software and business world interrelate. This is a project based two year program that will teach students how to create a business plan, conduct market research, and create websites/software to satisfy the needs of customers and society.
In the first year, students will learn the basic elements of web design and Java programming. The objective of year one is to get all students comfortable with the software development lifecycle with a focus on technical writing and design documentation.
In the second year, students will break into business teams. Each team will draft a contract of employment between each other and design their business from the ground up. As a senior, each team will be responsible for conducting market research and developing advanced websites and android apps that will satisfy the needs discovered through market research.
A student who participates in both years will leave with excellent problem solving, public speaking, and research skills. Students who finish this program will also be ready to excel in a workforce or at the college/university level.
Units of Study
- Software and Applications Developer
- Programming Analyst
- Database Programmer
- Web and Internet Programmer
- Web Designer
- Technical Writer
- Digital Media Designing
- Multimedia Specialist
- Computer Operator
- Customer Service Technician
Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office - Introduction and Advanced Web Design - Data Structures I & II: Programming - Introduction to Business - Career and College Preparation
Articulation Agreements and Dual Enrollment
The St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, partnering with post-secondary education institutions, has agreements that provide students with possible college credits and/or incentives if they choose to pursue post-secondary education and training.Articulated Credit
No student shall, on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age or weight, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to unlawful discrimination under any career and technical education program or activity.