Information Technology students graduate with a solid academic foundation plus the technical skills and competencies, industry career experience, and industry-required certifications required for landing IT jobs and for pursuing college degrees. They receive job readiness training to facilitate their successful transition into the 21st Century workforce and have the opportunity to obtain college credits while still in high school. In addition, upon completion of their programs, student know how to develop as lifelong learners. This ensures their value to their employers in the rapidly changing world of IT where knowing how to learn IT is as important as having mastered the current technology coursework.
Lists of schools that support these programs are provided on each program page.
Everyone needs help when their computer malfunctions, and few people have the skills to diagnose them. The Computer Systems Support Technology program prepares students with the technical skills to support various users of computer systems. The course of study includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, problem diagnosis, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of computers and computer-related software applications.
Industry certifications available: CompTIA Fundamentals
Do you want to learn how computers communicate? The Computer Systems Networking program focuses on the design, implementation, and management of computers and computer software. The course of study includes instruction in operating systems and applications, installing new hardware and software systems or components, identifying the causes of networking problems, and using diagnostic testing software and equipment.
Industry certifications available: Microsoft Technology Associate(MTA)
Future Engineers: This is the program for you. Engineering Technologies prepares students with the groundwork of knowledge and skills to further study in the engineering field. Instruction includes, safety, ethics, power, problem solving, teamwork, engineering graphics, automated systems, fundamental electronics, and manufacturing systems. Coursework adheres to the Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) initiative.
Industry certifications available: AutoDesk