The Information Technology Cluster offered at Technology High School is a 3 year, 25 credit program. During the first year our students learn about PC Hardware and Software with an in-depth exposure to computer hardware and operating systems as well as suggested best practices in maintenance, and safety issues. Through hands-on activities and labs, students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. In addition, an introduction to networking is included. IT Essentials prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. The IT Essentials course will help prime students for career opportunities such as a hardware installation coordinator, and PC system support. This course will help prepare college bound students for a computer science or a management information systems degree program. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive an official Networking Academy Certificate of Completion. For more information please click on the IT Essential link below.
During the second and third years of the program the students will follow the CCNA Discovery curriuculum with an emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills. The students use highly interactive e-doing activities that stimulate learning and improve knowledge retention, hands-on labs, simulation-based learning activities, and innovative online assessments to for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and globally-recognized Cisco certifications. Our program will provide learning pathways from secondary to postsecondary institutions.