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Information Technology

The mission of this program is to provide instruction in the skills and knowledge to secure employment in the business industry or enter a higher education program. Instruction in computer literacy, computer hardware and software, Cisco networking, web design, help desk and Internet technologies are included.  The Information Technology program is CompTia A+ certified.

 

 

 

Industry Certification

Information Technology career readiness status is achieved by passing the Certiport IC³, the CompTIA A+, Microsoft Technology Associate exams, Adobe Certified Associate, or any other exam specified for your career pathway.  Microsoft Office Specialiast certifications are also available.

The Marion County ATC is a Certiport Testing Center.            

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  CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY*  

Computer Operators: Median annual earnings of computer operators $39,720.

Computer Support Specialists: Median annual earnings of computer support specialists $48,900.

Programmers: Median annual earnings of computer programmers $74,280.


Computer Systems Analysts: Median annual earnings of computer systems analysts were $79,680

Computer and Information Systems Managers: Earnings for computer and information systems managers vary by specialty and level of responsibility. Median annual earnings of these managers $120,950.

*Income figures based on 2014 Occupational Outlook Handbook


 CAREER PATHWAY 

 

Information Support and Services CIP 47.0104.01

  1. Computer Literacy 110110 (CIT 105)
  2. Computer Hardware and Software Maintenance 110101 (CIT 111)
  3. Help Desk Operations 110102 (CIT 232)

Choose 1 of the following credits:

  1. Internet Technologies 110917 (CIT 150)
  2. Information Technology Co-op 110918 (CIT 199)
  3. Information Technology Internship 110919 (CIT 290)

Web Development/Administration CIP 11.0801.01

  1. Computer Literacy110110 (CIT 105)
  2. Web Page Development 110801 (CIT 155)
  3. Web Site Design and Production 110804 (CIT 157)

Choose 1 of the following credits:

  1. Computer Graphics 110213 (CIT 030)
  2. Internet Technologies 110917 (CIT 150)
  3. Information Technology Co-op 110918 (CIT 199)
  4. Information Technology Internship 110919 (CIT 290)

Cisco Network Administration CIP 11.0901.01

Choose 4 of the following credits:

  1. Computer Literacy110110 (CIT 105)
  2. Computer Hardware and Software Maintenance 110101 (CIT 111)
  3. Introduction Networking Concepts 110902 (CIT 161)
  4. Routing Protocol and Concepts Cisco II 110903 (CIT 167)
  5. Internet Technologies 110917 (CIT 150)
  6. Information Technology Co-op 110918 (CIT 199)
  7. Information Technology Internship 110919 (CIT 290)

 


   COURSES OFFERED
Computer Literacy 110110 (CIT 105)

Credit:  1

Grade Level:  9-12

Introduces students to the main components of computer literacy including Computer Fundamentals, Key Applications and Living Online. Provides an introduction to the computer and the convergence of technology as used in today's global environment. Introduces topics including computer hardware and software, file management, the Internet, e-mail, the social web, green computing, security and computer ethics. Presents basic use of application, programming, systems and utility software. Basic keyboarding skills are strongly recommended.

Computer Hardware & Software Maintenance 110101 (CIT 111)

Credit:  1

Grade Level: 10-12

Prerequisite:  CIT 105 or Consent of Instructor

Focuses on the design of computing systems, including instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms data bases, telecommunications, etc. Includes the knowledge to identify and explain PC components, setup a basic PC workstation, conduct basic software installation, identify compatibility issues and recognize/prevent basic security risks and also gives knowledge in the areas of Green IT and preventative maintenance of computers.

Help Desk Operations 110102 (CIT 150)

Credit:  1

Grade Level: 10-12

Prerequisite:  CIT 105  and CIT 111 or Consent of Instructor

Introduces a variety of tools and techniques to provide user support in help desk operations. Explores help desk concepts, customer service skills, troubleshooting problems, writing for end users, help desk operations and software, needs analysis, facilities management, and other topics related to end user support.

Web Page Development 110801 (CIT 155)

Credit:  1

Grade Level:  10-12

Prerequisite:  CIT 105 or Consent of Instructor

Web Page Design using HTML will be introduced. Creating web documents using a simple text editor will be the main focus. How to use a simple web editor will also be covered. Features such as layout, tables, images, forms, frames and the incorporation of sound and video will be explored. Developing site specifications and methods to increase the appeal and effectiveness of web sites are included. How to prepare web documents appropriate for use in business and professional web sites will be covered.  Also, this course introduces CSS and emphasizes W3C web design and accessibility standards.

Web Site Design and Development 110804 (CIT 157)

Credit:  1

Grade Level:  10-12

Prerequisite:  CIT 105 or Consent of Instructor

This course gives the student an experience with advanced topics in planning and implementing a professional web site. Emerging technologies will be explored in creating interactive web pages that incorporate cascading style sheets, DHTML, JavaScript, multimedia, and graphics. Designing for a cross browser web site and different monitor resolutions should be covered. Introduces web site production processes with emphasis on design involving layout, navigation, interactivity and using web production software.

Computer Graphics 110213 (CIT 030)

Credit:  1

Grade Level:  10-12

Prerequisite:  CIT 105 or Consent of Instructor

This course introduces students to the trends, theory and methods of digital media for traditional print and electronic publication, including pixel-based and vector graphics, principles of media design, and conceptualization and translation of ideas into visual form.

Internet Technologies 110917 (CIT 150)

Credit:  1

Grade Level:  10-12

Prerequisite:  CIT 105 or Consent of Instructor

Provides students with a study of traditional and emerging Internet technologies. Covers topics including Internet fundamentals, Internet applications, Internet delivery systems, and Internet client/server computing. Provides a hands-on experience and some programming in an Internet environment.

Network Fundamentals (Cisco I) 110902 (CIT161)

Credit:  1             

Grade Level:  10-12

Prerequisite:  CIT 105 or Consent of Instructor

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. Provides the opportunity to build simple LAN topologies by applying principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes.  Completes one of a series of four courses that helps prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam and the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT).(This is the first course in the Cisco Curriculum.)

Routing Protocols and Concepts – Routing and Switching Essentials (Cisco II) 110903 (CIT 167)

Credit:  1             

Grade Level:  10-12

Prerequisite:  CIT 105, CIT 161, or Consent of Instructor

Provides students with the skills necessary to understand and apply concepts related to networking routing and switching hardware. Covers TCP/IP concepts such as IP addressing and subnetting, router configuration, routed and routing protocols. Completes one of a series of four courses that helps prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam and the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT). (This is the second course in the Cisco Curriculum.)

Information Technology Co-op 110918 (CIT 199)

Credit:  1

Grade Level:   12

Prerequisite: CIT 111 and CIT 161 or CIT 155 and CIT157

Cooperative Education for CTE courses provide supervised work site experience related to the student’s identified career pathway. A student must be enrolled in an approved capstone course during the same school year that the co-op experience is completed. Students who participate receive a salary for these experiences, in accordance with local, state and federal minimum wage requirements according to the Work Based Learning Guide.

Information Technology Internship 110919 (CIT 290)

Credit:  1

Grade Level:   12

Prerequisite: CIT 111 and CIT 161 or CIT 155 and CIT157

Internship for CTE courses provide supervised work-site experience for high school students who are enrolled in a capstone course associated with their identified career pathway. Internship experiences consist of a combination of classroom instruction and field experiences. A student receiving pay for an intern experience is one who is participating in an experience that lasts a semester or longer and has an established employee-employer relationship. A non-paid internship affects those students who participate on a short-term basis (semester or less). All information referenced to the Work Based Learning Guide.