Applied Information Technology

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Information Technology career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to computer application skills including computer hardware, software applications, web applications, computer programming, web page design and advanced web tools, systems support and maintenance, network concepts, relational database concepts, multimedia tools, cybersecurity ; extensive exploration of information technology careers; strategies for success including goal setting, study skills, organizing skills, learning styles, employability skills, and service learning; and core academic skills with a strong emphasis on effective communication skills.

Course Sequence:

9th Grade: Digital Information Technology (Required for all 9th Grade students)
               Web Technologies
10th Grade: IT Systems & Applications
11th & 12th Grade (one or more of the subsequent courses):

  • Database Essentials,
  • Programming Essentials
  • Web Development Technologies
  • Multimedia Technologies
  • Computer Networking Fundamentals
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Certifications Offered:

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Flash
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking
  • Certified Internet Web (CIW) Internet Business Associate
  • CompTIA A+

Certification Resources:

  • GMetrix practice exams
  • CompTIA Sample Questions

Possible Career Tracks:

  • PC Support Technician
  • Network Technician
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Web Developer