This course introduces students to computer systems, networking, operating systems, application software, and electronics, with a special focus on quantum computing, an emerging technology. Through this course, students will better understand the fundamentals of classical and quantum computing. Students will build small electronic circuits and write computer programs in Python. Students' projects may include research on existing quantum technologies, developing code scripts that run on a quantum simulator, pitch their own quantum computing project and debate on various quantum vs classical hardware. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to technological design, and will learn about secondary and post secondary education and careers opportunities in this field.
This course is offered online during the Fall of 2021. Those who successfully complete the course will gain a half-credit toward their secondary school diploma.
Students in grade 8 may enroll in this reach-ahead course with approval from their parents and written support from their current principal.