Artificial Intelligence online course

The introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into Armenian high schools represents a significant milestone in preparing students for the future of technology. Developed as a hybrid program with both online and offline components, this three-year curriculum for grades 10th, 11th, and 12th equips students with essential knowledge and skills in AI principles and applications.

A dedicated working group comprising professors, under the leadership of the head of the Synopsys Armenia educational center, collaboratively developed the AI curriculum. Drawing from their expertise, the curriculum ensures comprehensive coverage of AI topics tailored to high school students.

The program is seamlessly integrated into the Armenian Virtual College (AVC) digital platform, offering students access to online courses, interactive quizzes, laboratory works, and supplementary materials. This digital infrastructure enhances engagement and accessibility for students across Armenia.

UEICT has received the funding for the project from the King Baudouin Foundation of the USA with a grant to “Synopsys”. This project is implemented in collaboration between UEICT, Synopsys, AVC. Project consultants are Silicon Valley AGBU specialists.

The program aligns with the educational priorities of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports of the Republic of Armenia (RA). Close collaboration ensures the seamless integration of AI education into the national high school curriculum, enhancing educational standards and opportunities for students.

Leveraging the success of previous ICT education programs, such as teaching IT, Telecommunication Basics, and Microelectronics, implemented in RA high schools since 2015, the introduction of AI builds upon this foundation. By expanding the scope to include AI, students gain exposure to cutting-edge technologies and emerging fields.

Continued support from industry partners, including Viva-MTS, Unicomp, and Synopsys, strengthens the sustainability and scalability of the program. Industry collaboration ensures relevance to real-world applications and facilitates internships, mentorship opportunities, and career pathways for students interested in AI.

The introduction of Artificial Intelligence into Armenian high schools reflects a forward-thinking approach to education, equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a technology-driven world. Through collaborative efforts, innovative curriculum design, and strategic partnerships, this program empowers the next generation of AI specialists, fostering excellence, innovation, and competitiveness in Armenia’s educational landscape.