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The Information Technology (IT) major provides students with essential knowledge and skills for pursuing careers in Information Support and Services, Programming and Software Development and Computer Science. This program is for students who are interested in careers that involve designing, implementing and maintaining computer systems, application development, and web-based applications. Rigorous instruction is provided to equip students with knowledge and skills for college and career readiness.

Information Technology Fundamentals

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Information Technology Fundamentals is a one-credit course that introduces students to the knowledge base and technical skills for information technology careers. Students study the nature of a business and demonstrate knowledge of the functions of information systems in business. Emphasis is placed on maintaining a safe working environment and on building interpersonal skills needed for working in the information technology environment. Students demonstrate appropriate knowledge and behaviors regarding legal responsibilities of information technology professionals. They explore a variety of information technology career opportunities and develop a personal career plan to meet career goals and objectives.
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Information Technology Support and Services

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Information Technology Support and Services is a one-credit course designed to provide students with knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems, and computer software applications. Topics addressed in this course include network operating systems, network architectures, network protocols, and network security. In addition, network scalability and adaptability are discussed regarding emerging computer technologies.

AP Computer Science Principles

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The AP Computer Science Principles is a one-credit course is designed to be equivalent to a first- semester introductory college computing course. In this course, students will develop computational thinking skills vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. The course engages students in the creative aspects of the field by allowing them to develop computational artifacts based on their interests. Students will also develop effective communication and collaboration skills by working individually and collaboratively to solve problems. 

Software Development

Software Development is a one-credit course designed to provide students with an introduction programming languages, structured elements, classes, data, abstractions, inheritance, polymorphism, storage management, and programming environment. This course contains many simple programming exercises to reinforce the theory and to stimulate understanding. It is recommended that Information Technology Fundamentals be taken prior to this course.

JAVA Programming

Java Programming is a one-credit course designed to provide students with a conceptual understanding of object-oriented programming. Students learn to use Java language object-oriented technologies to solve business problems. Topics also include language fundamentals and the Java language application programming interface (API). Students create classes, objects, and applications using Java language.

Senior Career Pathway Project - Information Technology

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Senior Career Pathway Project (SCPP) is a one-credit capstone course designed for career and technical education students who have completed two or more career and technical education courses. This course allows students to utilize their secondary coursework through an experience that showcases their learning. It provides an opportunity for a student to choose an area of interest and engage in an in-depth exploration of the area while demonstrating problem-solving, decision-making, and independent learning skills. The SCPP contributes to an educational plan of challenging courses and practical experiences that prepare students for the workplace or for pursuing further education. JumpStart your career as a Microsoft Technology Associate Developer - Software Development Fundamentals, HTML5 App Development Fundamentals, or Game Development.
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