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Information Technology

In today's world, computer technology is an integral part of everyday personal and business life.  Because computers are a part of just about everything we do, it is imperative that technology works properly and efficiently.  Whether you have an interest in designing games or Web sites, writing code, animating, programming, or maintaining and protecting a computer network, the information technology field may be for you.

Our mission:
Information Technology prepares students for employment and/or continuing education opportunities in the growing field of Information Technology through technical instruction in the classroom, experiential education through the laboratory and leadership and personal development in student leadership organizations.

 


Do you enjoy working with computers?
Are you fascinated by technology?
Are you a logical and mathematical learner?
Are you the person people rely on to set up or use computer hardware and software?
Have you ever created your own computer program or video game?
Are you organized and detail-oriented?
Do you learn new computer programs easily?
Do you adapt well to change?

If you answered yes to two or more of the questions, you might enjoy a career in information technology. This is a fast-paced and quickly changing industry that includes the following careers:

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Network Administrator *
Webmaster
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Data Analyst *
Technical Writer
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Help Desk Technician *
Software Engineer
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Programmer *
Digital Media Specialist
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Network Technician *
Game Programmer
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PC Support Specialist *
Applications Engineer
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Multimedia Producer *
Technical Writer

Jobs in the Information Technology Career Cluster involve the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software multimedia, and systems integration services.

By taking Information Technology Education courses, students obtain the advanced high-tech skills to successfully compete in the advancing technological world. 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.

Our vision: is to see that every student interested in an IT career receives the academic knowledge and foundational technical skills needed to be successful in the IT career field of his or her choice and postsecondary education.

Career Technical Student Organization

TSA (Technology Student Association) is dedicated to helping students develop broad technological literacy in order that they become responsible, participating, healthy and successful citizens. TSA helps students acquire and apply design, problem-solving, teaming and leadership skills. Students also learn to use simple and complex tools found in communication, manufacturing, structural, and transportation systems. Students are also given the opportunity to develop authentic skills which are reflective of today's workplace and to demonstrate and be recognized for excellence by others. In addition to competitive conferences, students have the opportunity to attend regional and state workshops.

Programs of Study
A Program of Study (POS) contains suggested coursework, certificates, on-the-job training, postsecondary education options, and extended learning experiences within a career cluster. The following list contains the Information Technology Programs of Study available at schools within Osceola County. By clicking on the Program name, you can download the POS for that particular program.

Business Computer Programming (PATHS)
Game, Simulation and Animation (Osceola High School)
Game, Simulation and Animation Programming (Harmony High School)
New Media Technology (Gateway High School, Harmony High, and St. Cloud High School)
Web Design (Celebration High, Gateway High, Liberty High, Osceola High, and Poinciana High Schools, PATHS)
Web Development (Celebration High, Gateway High, Liberty High, Osceola High, and Poinciana High Schools, PATHS)

Career Cluster Brochure
Download the brochure for more information regarding the Information Technology Career Cluster.



Career Cluster Resource Matrix
The Career Cluster Resource Matrix identifies the skill standards, curriculum, and assessments. Download the Matrix for more information regarding the Information Technology Career Cluster.



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