Course Sequence Roadmaps

Roadmaps have been built for sequences of courses offered through Idaho Digital Learning that lead students to an industry certificate, align with a specific program of study at an Idaho college or university, or a full Associates Degree program at an Idaho college or university. Students interested in one of these opportunities should work with their counselor to build the roadmap into their course plan. This will ensure they can complete courses in the appropriate sequence.

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CISCO Academy

The CISCO Academy Roadmap has been built to support students interested in Network Support college or career opportunities. Students navigating this roadmap will learn about network design, routing, switching, and network security. Students completing Network Support I will have the opportunity to test for their CISCO Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification, which would demonstrate they have the skills to help support a small network. Students completing Network Support II will have the opportunity to test for their CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification, which would demonstrate they have the skills necessary to run a small to medium size network.

Idaho Digital Learning, in partnership with the State Department of Education, and with the use of Fast Forward monies, students will have the  funding needed to cover the cost of both the CCENT and CCNA certification exams. Students in both Network Support I and II will have access to a NetLab. The NetLab will allow students the opportunity to troubleshoot and maintain servers, routers and switches from their own computer.

Advanced Placement Computer Science

The Advanced Placement Computer Science Roadmap is for those students interested in the broader field of Computer Science. Students following this roadmap will learn about the various aspects of computer science. They will also have the opportunity to qualify for college credit, based on their Advanced Placement (AP) Exam score for AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science.

Through AP Computer Science Principles, students will learn the underlying principles of computer science, including programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, and cybersecurity.  Through the following course, AP Computer Science, students will expand their learning and focus on topics including problem solving, algorithm development, and increase their learning of data structures and abstractions.

Students enrolled in each course will have the opportunity to complete the AP Exam for the course in the spring. Students should work with the counselor at their home high school to request the exam and take the exam on each designated day in the spring. For more information about the AP Exam, please see the College Board website: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/  Additionally, students can request the use of Fast Forward funds to cover the cost of the AP Exam.

Dual Credit Web Development

The Dual Credit (DC) Web Development Roadmap is for those students interested in organizational web design, development, and management. Students following this roadmap will have the opportunity to complete two courses that articulate into the AAS Web Design & Development and BAS Web Design & Development degree programs at Lewis-Clark State College. Students choosing to continue on this roadmap after high school would be able to complete the AAS degree program through LCSC entirely online, on campus, or through a mix of the two  

Through Dual Credit Web Development I, students will learn fundamentals of HTML, CSS, and their relationship to each other. Students will also demonstrate understanding of W3C compliant websites. After completing DC Web Development I, students will have the opportunity to enroll in Dual Credit Web Development II.

In DC Web Development II, students will build a strong foundation in programming principles.  Fundamental topics include logic, expressions, operators, I/O, control and conditional structures, data types, containers, functions, programming errors, and events. Students will engage in hands-on programming development using JavaScript and command line interfaces.   There is an emphasis on web application development.

Students enrolled in DC Web Development I and DC Web Development II will also need to enroll as a dual credit student through Lewis-Clark State College in order to earn the university credit. More information on dual credit registration can be found on the Advanced Opportunities page of the Idaho Digital Learning website: https://www.idahodigitallearning.org/students-parents/advanced-opportunities/