AVID Code.org AP Computer Science A (AP CSA)

Course Available
4 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for AVID/Code.org Participants Only

In this course, educators will be taught how to introduce students to software engineering and object-oriented design while learning the Java programming language. Educators will be trained to teach CSA as either an AP or non-AP class; regardless, either option requires a full year to teach (or 140+ course hours). The AP® Computer Science A curriculum teachers will be trained to use will empower them to teach students to use Java programming. Educators who are able to independently write and debug an error-free function (or procedure) with one or more parameters and that uses conditional logic, loops, and an array (or a list) will be best positioned to teach Code.org's CSA curriculum with students.


Course Details

Number of Units: 4.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for high school classroom educators; those who work teaching high school students in non-traditional educational environments; those who support or assist in teaching in high school educational environments; or pre-service educators seeking to teach high school students in the future. High school educators would directly benefit the most from the subject matter, though high school students themselves would indirectly derive the most benefit via being taught the CSP curriculum by a trained educator.


Participants should be those who are able to independently write and debug an error-free function (or procedure) with one or more parameters and that uses conditional logic, loops, and an array (or a list).

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X736V – 003 24 Jun 202403 Mar 2025 4 $316

AVID Code.org AP Computer Science A (AP CSA)

24 Jun 202403 Mar 2025
Credit Validation

Audience: High School Teachers

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: March 31, 2025 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Learn in a user-friendly and visually rich multimedia environment
  • Do software engineering work connected to the real world
  • Analyze open-source code
  • Collaboratively develop algorithms
  • Gain experience writing and making sense of documentation


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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