FAQ: AP Computer Science (APCS) Test Prep Course

AP Computer Science (APCS) Test Prep Course

1. Who should attend the AP Computer Science (APCS) Test Prep course offered by NR Computer Learning Center?

This course is appropriate for students who are interested in exploring computer science for personal development or as a career choice or planning to take AP® Computer Science in high school or interested in learning a programming language. This course is also good for students wanting to prepare for the AP Computer Science course. Note: This is not a replacement for the AP Computer Science course.

2. What are the courses being offered at your Summer Camp?

In our Summer Computer Camp at the University of California Irvine, NRCLC’s instructors are teaching AP Computer Science Test Prep for teens starting with computer programming languages such as Java and C++, and building towards Object-Oriented Programming concepts as well as Data Structures and Algorithms – one of the toughest topics in computer science. We also have Prep courses on Microsoft Certification and C++ Certification.

3. Are NR Computer Learning Center courses offered only during the summer?

No, we offer computer courses for kids and teens throughout the year. For more information call (800) 920-6720.

4. What are the benefits of courses offered by NR Computer Learning Center?

Our courses are designed to help students who are planning to take AP® Computer Science* in high school as well as those who are interested in game programming, website/app development, software engineering or robotics. For students who would like to challenge themselves and further enhance their learning, we offer associate-level certification prep courses for Microsoft, CompTIA, and C++ Institute Exams. These Certificates validate students’ skill sets and provide a unique resume profile in preparation for a College application or perhaps a summer job. For more information on our training program for kids & teens, go to www.nrclc.com/computercamp or call (800) 920-6720. Benefits of AP Exams.

5. How do I know which courses should I take?

We offer FREE information sessions to students and parents on Career development in computer technology with Microsoft Certification and AP® Computer Science. Join us for an information session or call us at (800) 924-6720 and we will be happy to answer your questions about the program. For the location and dates of the information regarding our for computer camp, click here.

6. How are the classes conducted?

We provide an environment where kids can explore the different areas of computer science while having fun. The courses consist of hands-on labs where students get an opportunity to apply what they have learned. At the end of the day, we hold a review session to enhance their learning. The classes are led by an instructor with a teacher: student ratio of 1:10. On the last day of the course, we do a show-and-tell where students display their projects, and we have a presentation on how they can enhance their learning and which classes they can take going forward. Parents have the option to participate in the Show and Tell and presentation.

7. Do you give a certificate when a student completes a course?

At the end of the course, the student gets a Certificate of Completion from NRCLC. To get a Certification from Microsoft, Adobe or CompTIA, the student must pass the certification exam provided by those vendors. If the student is interested in the Microsoft, Adobe or CompTIA Certification program, please call NRCLC at (800) 920-6720 or go to nrclc.com/computercamp for more information.

8. Are the courses offered by NR Computer Learning Center for beginners or advanced students?

Our courses are designed for students who have little or no knowledge of software development as well as students who have mastered the basics and are ready to enhance their skills. Our courses for beginners are designed to teach concepts such as how to build a computer, game programming, website/web app design, and programming languages like Java and C++. Our courses are ideal for preparing teens who are planning on taking AP® Computer Science* in High School. Our intermediate and advanced students can challenge themselves with our Prep courses related to Microsoft, CompTIA, Adobe, AP Computer Science test prep, and Certiport Certificate program.

9. What types of students attend the program?

This camp is designed for Middle and High school students ages 13 to 19 who are planning on taking AP® Computer Science* in High School. This series of courses is one of the favorite courses among teens. We also get students who are interested in game programming, software application/website/web app design or computer networking and security. Some students like to take the class for fun. Advanced students move on to take our Microsoft and C++ Certification Exam Prep courses to prepare them for Microsoft Technology Associate Certificate Exam and the C++ Certified Associate Programmer Exam respectively. Certification validates a student’s skill set and provides a unique resume in preparation for college or a summer job. For more information come to one of our FREE information sessions or call us at (800) 920-6720 or click here.

10. Where will the training take place?

The training is being offered at NR Computer Learning Center in Southern California.

Center Location Registration Information
Santa Ana NR Computer Learning Center, 1820 E. 1st Street, Suite 550, Santa Ana, CA 92705) Visit www.nrclc.com/computercamp or call (800) 90-6720

12. When does the computer camp start?

The Summer Camp starts in June.

13. How long are these Camps?

Each camp is ten days boot camp from 9 am to 4 pm.

14. Do you provide before and after school care?

For before and after school care and hours call (800)927-6720.

15. What is the class size for your training program?

Classrooms can accommodate up to 10 students. One student is assigned per station. NRCLC reserves the right to cancel a camp if there are less than 5 students registered for the program.

16. Does each student have their own computer during the class?

Yes, each student gets a computer to work on their projects. Our classes are designed to be hands-on and very interactive. Students will leave our class comfortably using the skills taught during the training session.

17. What is included in the Material fee?

The material fee includes all the material required during the class.

18. How much does the computer camp cost?

Normally, the cost of each of camp varies based on the courses. For information on the summer camp, click here.

19. Is there a discount available?

Yes, there is an Early Bird Discount of up to 20% when you register before April 1st.

20. How do I register for the program?

There are several ways to register for a camp

  • You can register online at NRCLC’s website at https://www.nrclc.com/computercamp/. To can sign up online, by  simply selecting the training you are interested in that are listed on the Teen’s Computer Camp webpage, click on the “Sign up now” button and follow the instructions to make payment for the selected camp, or
  • You can call NRCLC office at (800) 920-6720, or

NR Computer Learning Center, 1820 E. 1st Street, Suite 550, Santa Ana, CA 92705.

  • Or you can scan and e-mail the completed registration form to computercamp@nrclc.com and mail a check made payable to NR Computer Learning Center.

22. Where is NR Computer Learning Center (NRCLC) located?

NRCLC is located in the City of Santa Ana (California) at the intersection of 5 and 55 freeways, close to the Santa Ana Zoo, few miles south of Angels Stadium, Disneyland, & Convention Center in Anaheim. The address is 1820 E. 1st Street, Suite 550, Santa Ana, CA 92705. Phone: (800) 920-6720  E-mail: computercamp@nrclc.comTiming: Mon–Sat, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (closed on Sunday and public holidays)

*AP®is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this camp.