Due to rapid advancements in digital technology, our Information Technology program is quite popular and appeals to the self-directed, detail-oriented student who enjoys logic-based problem-solving. Instructions include computer hardware and software concepts, PC service and maintenance, network design and configuration, web design, python programming, and cybersecurity. Students also build and configure advanced networking systems, servers, and workstations to highlight traditional and cloud-based networking and computer operating systems. Additional experience is gained in our on-campus IT department, which operates a student-run help desk and computer repair center for both in-school and district-wide customers.
Skills you will learn:
• Computer repair and troubleshooting
• Programming (python)
• Network design
• Cybersecurity concepts
• Web development and design
PC Build: We have all fired up a computer, set to work checking e-mails, and connected to a website to access information. Ever wondered where this information comes from and how it’s stored? Our Information Technology students can tell you exactly how computers function and how to build one from scratch. As sophomores, students are divided into teams to develop a plan to build and configure a server that fits the need of an enterprising business. Each group creates a bid that includes compatibility, cost, and functionality considerations before competing against each other for the job. The group with the winning bid gets to lead the project, allowing other classmates to follow their plan to build and configure the server.
Shop Rewire: As the internet and technology are major components of many workplaces, any interruption to the services affects office productivity. Our seniors learn the intricacies of managing a job in an active workplace through the shop rewire project. As a class, the seniors rewire the entire Information Technology shop while minimizing any downtime for the underclassmen in the program. The students estimate the hours needed to accomplish the task and gather the materials and tools needed to complete the work before
developing a plan.
College & Career Placement
• Cyber Security, Johnson & Wales University
• Cybersecurity & Computer Science, Wentworth Institute of Technology
• Cybersecurity & Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
• Information Technology, University of Massachusetts
• Cybersecurity, US Air Force
• Network Technician, US Navy