Team of five students working on internet security challenge project.

Information Technology

The rapid growth of technology continually changes the way people work, live and play. Gain experience and active learning in a career that will see prolific growth as the internet, e-commerce and software development continue to expand for years to come.


PDF DocumentInformation Technology Summary Sheet

CORE SKILLS

  • Computer hardware installation
  • Communication skills
  • Corporate network security
  • Teamwork/employability
  • Knowledge of residential/corporate operating system (OS) environments
  • Install, configure and maintain small business networks

FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS

  • Computer/information system manager
  • Database administrator
  • Computer network support specialist
  • Information security analyst
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Industry sales representative
  • Computer user support specialist
 

CERTIFICATIONS and ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • English and/or math credit
  • CompTIA A+/Security+/Network+
  • Postsecondary articulated credit
  • Microsoft Office certification
  • PASSES EDGE workplace safety certificate
  • Early College Eligibility
  • TestOut PC Pro/Security Pro/Network Pro
  • CCENT certification

SETTING STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS

Students learn cutting-edge technology and system operations in a classroom and laboratory setting and are able to apply their knowledge in competitive events such as IT Olympics and Cybersecurity Challenge.  Job shadows, co-op and job experiences, and field trips known as Industry Night Out, introduce students to the use of technology in the business environment. 

LEADERSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Club participation, competition and leadership can occur with IT Olympics, National Technical Honor Society and CTC Student Council.