Information Technology includes the entire spectrum of computers –from learning how to use them to creating them, to programming them and the repairing them. As technology advances, the desire for faster and more powerful equipment becomes in demand. Computer technology is quickly changing every known industry today –from agriculture to entertainment. Students with a scientific understanding of computer technology will play a major role in America’s future. Opportunities will be great for innovative specialists who keep up with the latest technology. Possible career pathway models in Information Technology include: Computer Systems hardware Analyst, Computer Scientist/Engineer, Technician, Computer Security Specialist, Computer Repair Technician, Computer Programmer, Website Designer, Computer Security Specialist, and Computer Instructor.
PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -develops computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Students implement skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment. This course fulfills the required local technology credit.
DIGITAL & INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA -allows students to analyze and assess current and emerging technologies, while designing and creating multimedia projects that address customer needs and resolves problems. The knowledge and skills acquired and practiced will enable students to successfully perform and interact in a technology-driven society. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment. This course fulfills the required local technology credit.
WEB TECHNOLOGIES -allows students to learn to make informed decisions and apply the decisions to the field of information technology. Students acquire electronic information in a variety of formats to evaluate and employ computer-based productivity tools to create and modify web and digital media designs. Internet programming strategies provide knowledge of web programming to develop and maintain web applications and create the development of a web product. This course fulfills the required local technology credit.
COMPUTER MAINTENANCE -provides students the ability to acquire principles of computer maintenance, including electrical and electronic theory, computer hardware principles, and broad level components related to the installation, diagnosis, service, and repair of computer systems. To prepare for success, students have opportunities to reinforce, apply and transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and problems. This course fulfills the required local technology credit.
COMPUTER TECHNICIAN -allows students to gain knowledge and skills in the area of computer technologies, including advanced knowledge of electrical and electronic theory, computer principles, and components related to the installation, diagnosis, service, and repair of computer-based technology systems. Students will reinforce, apply and transfer their knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and problems. Proper use of analytical skills and application of information technology concepts and standards are essential to prepare students for success in a technology-driven society. The critical thinking, information technology experience and product development may be conducted either in a classroom setting with an instructor, with an industry mentor, or both.
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING -allows students to acquire knowledge of structured programming techniques and concepts appropriate to developing executable programs and creating appropriate documentation. Students 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 work place as it relates to computer programming. Students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies. This course will prepare students for careers in computer programming and serves as an introductory course for Video Game Design, Robotics, or Engineering Design. This course fulfills the required local technology credit.
MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT -will foster students’ creativity and innovation by presenting opportunities to design, implement, and deliver meaningful projects using mobile computing devices. Students will collaborate with one another, their instructor, and various electronic communities to solve problems presented throughout the course. Through data analysis students will identify task requirements, plan search strategies, and use software development concepts to access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to program mobile devices. By using software design knowledge and skills that support the work of individuals and groups in solving problems, students will select the technology appropriate for the task, researching current laws and regulations and by practicing integrity and respect. Students will gain an understanding of the principles of mobile application development through the study of development platforms, programming languages, and software design standards.
DIGITAL FORENSICS -will foster students’ creativity and innovation by presenting opportunities to investigate simulations and case studies of crimes, reconstructing computer security incidents, troubleshooting operational problems, and recovering from accidental system damage. Students will collaborate to develop forensic techniques to assist with computer security incident response. Students will learn methods to identify, collect, examine, and analyze data while preserving the integrity of the information and maintaining a strict chain of custody for data. Students will solve problems as they study the application of science to the law. Students will learn digital citizenship by researching current laws and regulations and by practicing integrity and respect. Students will gain an understanding of computing and networking systems that transmit or store electronic data.
PRE-AP COMPUTER SCIENCE I -prepares students for the more rigorous AP Computer Science A by introducing students to technology terms, concepts and data-input strategies. This course fulfills the required local technology credit.
AP COMPUTER SCIENCE II -introduces Advanced Placement topics using Java as the primary programming language. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement Computer Science A exam. AP Computer Science II can meet the fourth year of math or local technology credit.
RESEARCH IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS -allows students to gain advanced knowledge and skills in the application, design, production, implementation, maintenance, evaluation, and assessment of products, services, and skills and application of Information Technology concepts and standards are essential to prepare students for success in a technology-driven society. Critical thinking, Information Technology experience, and product development may be conducted in a classroom setting with an industry mentor, as an unpaid internship, or as career preparation.