Please note: As of March 26, 2020, our Technology Courses are temporarily unavailable for new enrollments. We plan to offer these courses again in the future. For updates, please check our website or subscribe to our mailing list.
*This is not a credit-bearing course, see note below.
In Mod Design 1, students learn the fundamentals of Java™ programming by creating their own Minecraft® Mod for the PC/Mac version of Minecraft®. For every item, block, or creature they want to add, students will first design and then code their object in Java. At the end of the course, they will have their own polished Mod that they created from scratch.
This is a project-based course where students take on the role of creator. In addition to technical skills, students develop the creative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills necessary to build amazing projects from start to finish. Throughout the course, students work with industry-standard tools used by professionals. If they need any help along the way with their coursework or projects, students can reach out to experts for support by e-mail, chat, or phone.
By the end of this course, students will have built an original, professional-grade project and developed the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become creators on their own, in further study, or professionally.
Important Note: Unlike our Middle School and High School courses, Technology courses are project-based and may not be considered to be credit-bearing courses by your school. Your student will work independently with access to on-demand, expert support. Contact us for more information!