Van Buren Technology Center


Study programming, web design, game design,
animation, software engineering, and more!

Level: Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced, AP Computer Science credit,
College Credit
Miss G

Do you like:

Working with computers?

Working with new technology?

Problem solving?

Creative thinking?

Logic and mathematics?

 Nicole Hutchison, Instructor

Computer programmers write code to create software programs. In this class, students can choose to focus on computer programming, game design, and/or website development. Learn programming languages such as Visual Basic, Java, C#, and C++, or learn web languages including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. Advanced students can develop Android Apps, Apple Apps, or even games for the Xbox 360. Eligible students who take and pass the AP test receive AP Computer Science credit and students have many dual enrollment options through Davenport University and Lake Michigan College.

  • Programming languages such as Visual Basic, Java, C, C++, C#, and Python
  • How to create websites using HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP, ASP, MySQL, & JavaScript
  • How to make animations using Maya, 3ds Max, Flash, & Alice.
  • How to design games using programming & animation.
  • How to create games/programs for the PC/Zune/XBox 360/Windows Phone using C# and XNA Studio.
  • App Development for the Droid and iDevices
  • Software programs like Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Premiere, After Effects, Autodesk Maya/3ds Max, & Microsoft Visual Studio
  • AP Computer Science credit for students studying Java
  • College curriculum: Up to 18 college credits available
  • Advanced Placement Computer Science

Related Careers:

For current wage and salary projections related to specific jobs, please visit:

US Department of Labor

With additional training, related careers include:
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Game Designer
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • SoftwareDeveloper
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Programmer
  • Web Designer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • E-Learning Designer
  • Software Architect
  • Animator
  • Game Programmer