BE PREPARED TO PURCHASE THESE ITEMS THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL.
COMPUTER SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT:
Students will need to purchase the following items: a headphone/mic combo (USB is preferred), 3 reference books ("Python Pocket Reference, 5th Ed/", "Git Pocket Guide", and "Linux Pocket Guide, 3rd Ed."), and membership in SkillsUSA. Please don't buy these items until after the first day. The approximate total cost of the books is $50, SkillsUSA dues are $25, and your student may already have a headset. If not, headsets can be found in many stores such as Walmart or Best Buy for under $20. It is also a good idea for each student to have their own USB Flash Drive of at least 2GB capacity.
COMPUTER MAINTENANCE AND NETWORKING:
Student will need pens and/or pencils, headphones or ear buds & approximately $75 to be paid to the instructor for books, class supplies, and SkillsUSA membership dues. Students should be prepared to purchase 2 class t-shirts with a cost of no more than $20. A two- part optional certification test is offered in January (Comp TIA A+) with a cost of approximately $110 for each part. Another optional certification test will be offered in May (Security+) with a cost of approximately $240.