The Black Data Processing Association (BDPA) Philadelphia Chapter, would like to share information with you regarding the High School Computer Competition (HSCC). The HSCC is an annual program for high school students where they are taught skills in computer science. The program is held on Saturdays up until August when the National Conference occurs. At the national conference students compete in front of CEO’s and senior managers from fortune 500 companies for the chance to win over $100,000 in scholarships.

BDPA Philadelphia Chapter is offering the opportunity for 20 students to enroll in the Students Information Technology Educational and Scholarship (SITES) and High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Programs.

The SITES program is designed to inform and inspire students to pursue careers in Information Technology, while laying a solid foundation for their collegiate and professional careers. The program has an intensive training curriculum for students in grades 9 through 12.

COURSES COVERED

• Web Design

• Computer Programming (Java, PHP or ASP.net)

• Database Development

• Application Development

•  Communication/Leadership

• Writing Mobile Applications

GOALS

To ensure students receive quality instruction in basic computer skills so they can design solutions to realistic business and industry problems using a web technology programming language such as the Microsoft .NET, JAVA and/or PHP. Additionally, students will learn to utilize HTML, JavaScript, SQL, relational database and a variety of other internet and computer-relatedtechnology including Cyber-security. Students will gain communication and presentation skills and how to work effectively in teams in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

RESULTS

Students who work hard to learn the concepts will have the opportunity to compete for college scholarships and prizes during the BDPA National Conference. At the national conference, students will be able to attend workshops, seminars, corporate sponsored luncheons and receptions, visit educational attractions, and networking evenings with IT professionals and students from around the country. Students can also participate in a T-Shirt Design Competition.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Students in grades 9 – 12, who have a willingness to learn; attend classes regularly; complete projects, homework, quizzes and exams on time; willing to work within a team and demonstrate appropriate behavior.

WHY

Speak with BDPA staff, learn about the program and register students

REGISTRATION

Please click HERE to register your interested student.

Light Refreshments will be served.