Welcome to the NC Virtual Coding Club!
Do you want to work in a technology field? How about entertainment? Or Banking? Or the music industry? Agriculture? Interior design? Architecture? There’s one skill set that can get you into all those fields and every other field. That skill set? Coding.
Computer programming is a vital part of our future, and NC Virtual wants to ensure all students have access to coding, from introductory knowledge to advanced skills. We believe any student can learn to code. It’s similar in many ways to learning to read and write.
The NC Virtual Coding Club is free and open to all middle and high school students. The club meets during the fall and spring semesters, and we have four main goals:
- Spread awareness about coding
- Let students not enrolled with NC Virtual have access to coding
- Provide hands-on coding experience
- Connect students with coding experts and mentors
The NC Virtual Coding Club will bring together the past, present, and future. Coding experts with a proven history in programming with speak at club events. They will guide and inspire students who are just beginning their coding journey. Those students will create an environment and pave the way for future coders.
Coding club members will gain access to online content, network with professionals, experience real-world coding, and build their resumes for college and the job force.
Why should we learn to code? Here are four good reasons.
- Language Study: Coding is the most important language in the world right now. It’s the language that enables the machines and software that we use every day.
- Cross-Discipline Benefits: This isn’t just about technology. All field — art, music, exercise — have programming needs. In fact, it’s the ultimate creative outlet for the arts in digital media.
- Entrepreneurship: The list is long of self-made youth entrepreneurs on the internet. Coding opens that door wide open.
- Future Ready: Coding is a future-ready job skill for all disciplines. Computing jobs are the number one source of new wages in the U.S.
How To Join
Join us at any of our online meetings. Middle school and school students, along with their parents, may attend. Here are the details:
Upcoming Meetings: March 12 at 7:30 pm and April 9 at 7:30 pm.
Meeting Topics: Programming Demos, Guest Speakers, and Access to Code.org to learn how to code.
Location: We meet in our online Zoom meeting room.
Students will learn additional details in the meeting.
Explore our course catalog for computer programming courses that we currently offer.