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. Instruction includes operating systems, PC service and maintenance, network design and troubleshooting, web design, video communication, and telecom cabling. 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 (BASIC through JAVA AP)
• Network design
• Fiber optic cabling
• Video and digital imaging
• Web design
PC Build: We’ve all fired up a computer and set to work checking emails, writing a paper, or importing photos, but have you ever wondered how that computer system works? 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 a PC that fits a customer’s specifications. 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 follow their plan and build their own PC to use until graduation.
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
• Network Administrator, JetBlue
• Cyber Security, US Air Force
• Network Technician, US Navy
• Manager Senior Tech, Worldband