Information Technology Courses
Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services.
IT careers involve the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. The IT industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial working environment that has a revolutionary impact on the economy and society. In addition to careers in the IT industry, IT careers are available in every sector of the economy - from Financial Services to Medical Services, Business to Engineering and Environmental Services. Anyone preparing for an IT career should have a solid grounding in math and science.
Even in times of economic downturn, there is still a large market for people with IT skills in organizations of all sizes. ITAA expects continued growth opportunities within the IT field.
CAREER CLUSTER ALIGNMENT
The Business, Finance and Information Technology Education program is designed to provide students with appropriate, comprehensive preparation for careers and postsecondary education in the Business Management and Administration, Finance, and Information Technology Education Career Clusters™. The Program of Studies is constructed to provide maximum career opportunities to students in those Career Clusters™. Business, Finance and Information Technology Education courses also provide students core instruction in the other Career Clusters™.
SAMPLE OCCUPATIONS RELATING TO THIS CAREER CLUSTER
- Computer and Information Research Scientists
- Computer Network Architects
- Computer Programmers
- Computer Support Specialists
- Computer Systems Analysts
- Database Administrators
- Database Manager
- Information Security Analysts
- Multimedia Producer
- Network Administrator
- Network and Computer Systems Administrators
- Software Developers
- Software Engineer
- Technical Writer
- Web Developers
Course Number: BF10
This course introduces students to topics related to business, finance, management, and marketing to cover business in the global economy, functions of business organization and management, marketing basics, and significance of business financial and risk management.
MICROSOFT EXCEL AND ACCESS (HONORS)
Course Number: BM20
Students in MS IT Academies benefit from world-class MS curriculum and cutting-edge software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. The first part of the class is designed to help you use the MS Excel interface, commands, and features to present, analyze, and manipulate various types of data. Students will learn to manage workbooks as well as how to manage, manipulate, and format data. Students will learn how to create and work with a database and its objects by using the new and improved features in MS Access.
MS WORD AND POWERPOINT
(STANDARD AND HONORS LEVEL OFFERED)
Course Number: BM10
Students will learn to use the Microsoft (MS) Word interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, share and create complex documents, and publish them. They will also learn to use the MS PowerPoint interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, and deliver presentations.
Course Number: BD10
Prerequisite: Microsoft ITA: Word and PowerPoint
This course focuses on desktop publishing, graphic image design, computer animation, virtual reality, multimedia production, and webpage design.
ADOBE VISUAL DESIGN
Course Number: II31
This course is a project-based course that develops ICT, career, and communication skills in print and graphic design using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-design, and Adobe Illustrator certifications. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
ADOBE VIDEO DESIGN*
Course Number: II33
Prerequisite: II32 Adobe Digital Design
This course is a project-based video course that develops career and communication skills in video production using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Premiere certification. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are possible for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
E-COMMERCE I HONORS (VIRTUAL)*
Course Number: BD12
Prerequisite: BD 10 Multimedia & Webpage Design
This course is designed to help students master skills in the design and construction of complex web sites for conducting business electronically. Emphasis is on skill development in advanced web page construction and entrepreneurial applications of
conducting business electronically as well as economic, social, legal, and ethical issues related to electronic business. Students learn through project-based applications as they plan, design, create, publish, maintain, and promote an e-commerce website. Art is reinforced.
CTE ADVANCED STUDIES
Course Number: CS95
Prerequisite: Two tech credits in one Career Cluster.
The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills.
Multiple Enhancement courses offered
- CC45 Career Managements
- ME11 Entrepreneurship I
- BF05 Personal Finance
- CS97 CTE Internship