Information Technology/Network Systems

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Professionals in the field of informational technology think analytically, enjoy problem-solving, and boast sharp attention to detail. Do you have any of the aforementioned qualities? If so, this may be the field for you!

Pathway Description

Information technology refers to the preparation of students to meet the computer technology needs of business, government, health care, schools, and other kinds of organizations. 

IT professionals select and integrate hardware and software products with organizational needs and infrastructure. They install, customize and maintain those applications, thereby providing a secure and effective environment that supports the activities of the organization’s computer users.

Key Competencies

  • Understand fundamentals of computer hardware and software.
  • Knowledge of computer technology, networking, security & communications.
  • Successfully complete Comptia A+ certification exam.

Courses

View the High School Course Guide for an in-depth look at the courses outlined below.

High School Credits:

9612 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware & Software (1)
X066 Internship – Semester 1 (1)
9622 IT Essentials Advanced: PC Hardware & Software (1)
X067 Internship – Semester 2 (1)
9695 Configuring Windows (1)
9G96 Fundamentals of Network Security (2)
900K Cybersecurity – PLTW (2)

Total College Credits:

14

Salary

Annual National Average Salary for Entry Level Developers: $65,000

Career Opportunities

  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Database Administrators
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Software Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Web Developers
  • Computer Network Architects

Information Technology/Network Systems Pathway PDF