Dive into an exciting course that will provide you with the foundational skills needed for exciting careers in game development, military defense, web design, and software engineering! You will explore Microsoft Office online applications, web design, emerging technologies, operating systems, project management, communication methods, Information Technology careers, and much more in this course. You will also learn how to integrate various aspects of technology with biblical faith. Learn about your strengths, how they relate to different vocational paths, and how to use your gifts in God’s service!
This course serves as a prerequisite to many exciting career and technical education programs of study.
9th – 12th Grades
- University of California (UC)
Course Types Available:
- 1 Credit – Full course (1 credit, 12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
- ½ Credit – 1st semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
- ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
Biblical Integration Information:
- Creation: Created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26–27), humans are made to share in God’s loving dominion over creation (Genesis 1:28; 2:15). Among other things, this involves discovering and developing the potential that God has invested in his creation, including the potential for software and technology.
- Fall: As a result of Adam and Eve’s original disobedience, however, human nature is thoroughly and universally marred by sin (e.g., Genesis 3:14—4:16; Romans 1:18—3:23; 5:12–21). Like any other human phenomena, then, technology reflects this reality in a variety of ways: from the downplaying of the personal and the physical to technological pride and malicious software, even to technicism, the idolatrous belief in technology as the savior of the human condition.
- Redemption: Thankfully, God is in the business of redeeming technology. Contrary to so-called technical optimists and technical pessimists, he thinks of it neither as a deliverer nor as a destroyer of humanity. Instead, he finds much that is good in it, and as Isaiah 60, Micah 4, and Revelation 21 might suggest, he plans to repurpose and reprogram harmful, distorted technology for his service in the new heavens and new earth. In the meantime, his people can and should critically use technology for kingdom purposes: for the common good, for spiritual formation, for the promotion of the gospel, and so on. While creating software that accomplishes these purposes, tech-savvy Christians should also devote themselves to pursuing excellence (cf. Colossians 3:17), stewarding and maintaining their resources well (cf. Matthew 25:14–30), conducting themselves in ethical and lawful ways (cf. Exodus 20:15, 17), giving and accepting constructive criticism in a wise and loving manner (cf. Colossians 3:12–14; 4:5–6), and practicing biblical virtues in their work, such as humility, integrity, and hospitality (cf., e.g., Philippians 2:3–8).
Required Purchased Materials:
Students will be required to use Microsoft Office 365 which often can be accessed free through a valid, school-issued email address. There are also subscription options if a school email is not available.