Information Technology

  • Build, upgrade, and maintain computer systems to ensure users are connected and productive

  • Design, install, and troubleshoot complex network systems

  • Work in a professional network administration environment and configure cybersecurity systems that protect technology users 





Information Technology Career Tree:

Information Technology Career Tree



Information Technology Sequence of Courses:


  Career Awareness
Career Exploration Career Exploration Career Training
Recommended Course Sequence Principles of Information Technology
(1 credit)
Computer Maintenance
(1 credit)
Networking
(1 credit)
Practicum in Information Technology
(2 credits)
Anticipated Offering: 2020-2021


Information Technology Courses:

Principles of Information Technology
In Principles of Information Technology, students will develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Students will enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment.

Computer Maintenance
In Computer Maintenance, students will acquire knowledge of computer maintenance and creating appropriate documentation. Students will analyze the social responsibility of business and industry regarding the significant issues relating to the environment, ethics, health, safety, and diversity in society and in the workplace as related to computer maintenance. Students will apply technical skills to address the IT industry and emerging technologies.

Networking
In Networking, students will develop knowledge of the concepts and skills related to data networking technologies and practices to apply them to personal or career development. To prepare for success, students will have opportunities to reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and problems.

Computer Programming I
In Computer Programming I, students will acquire knowledge of structured programming techniques and concepts appropriate to developing executable programs and creating appropriate documentation. Students will analyze the social responsibility of business and industry regarding the significant issues relating to the environment, ethics, health, safety, and diversity in society and in the workplace as related to computer programming. Students will apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies.

Practicum in Information Technology
In the Practicum in Information Technology, students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in the application, design, production, implementation, maintenance,
evaluation, and assessment of products, services, and systems. Knowledge and skills in the proper use of analytical skills and application of IT concepts and standards are essential to prepare students for success in a technology-driven society. Critical thinking, IT experience, and product development may be conducted in a classroom setting with an industry mentor, as an unpaid or paid internship, as part of a capstone project, or as career preparation.

Certifications: Adobe and Microsoft


Careers Related to Information Technology:

  • Animator (2D & 3D)
  • Motion graphics designer
  • Computer generated imagery (CGI) designer
  • Video game developer
  • Product promotion designer
  • Television and movie production: character animator, concept artist, special effects designer
  • Video System Installer
  • Audio and Video Technician
  • Test Engineer
  • Data Miner
  • Robotics Technician
  • PC Network Technician
  • PC Desktop Support
  • Network systems administrator
  • Computer systems administrator