Information Technology Pathway


 Information Technology (IT) will introduce students to concepts and skills used in digital/multimedia environments, important to businesses everywhere. The program of study in information technology is part of the National Career Cluster called by the same name, Information Technology. To learn more about this, or any of the 16 National Career Clusters, visit:

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1587/1588 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IA/IB (1 hr) * Gr 10-12 0.5/0.5 credits Prerequisite/Recommendation: None.
Information Technology (IT) is one of today's most important career areas. IT skills are required not only within the IT industry, but they are becoming increasingly necessary in all facets of business and every sector of the economy. Students in this program will learn preliminary IT skills in digital multimedia and production. During the first semester, students will learn web page development skills which will include; Markup Language and Site Development Essentials; HTML5 Coding; Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Graphical Elements; Hyperlinks; HTML Tables; Web Forms; Video, Audio and Image Techniques; Extending HTML; GUI HTML Editors and Mobile Web Sites; and Web Site Development for Business. During the second semester, students will enhance their digital multimedia and production skills by creating a web site. This year-long course completes a program of study in the Information Technology Pathway and provides the opportunity to earn CIW Site Development Associate Certification. Students who do so may be eligible for articulated college credit. Students may go further in their studies—and are encouraged to do so— by taking the subsequent Information Technology IIA/IIB course.
*Eligible students could qualify for tuition-free (articulated) college credits at Oakland Community College or Washtenaw Community College.
1597/1598 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IIA/IIB BC (1 hr) Gr 11-12 0.5/0.5 credits Prerequisite/Recommendation: Information Technology IA/IB.
This course will take students deeper into the study of information technology and will provide the opportunity to earn the CIW Web Foundations Associate Certification. The CIW Web Foundations series of courses is a vendor-neutral Web education program. The CIW Web Foundations series consists of three foundational courses and corresponding certification exams which include: Internet Business Associate, Site Development Associate and Network Technology Associate.

1599/1600 CYBERSECURITY IA / IB (1 hr) Gr 10-12 0.5/0.5 credits Prerequisite/Recommendation:  None.

Cybersecurity will provide students with the entry-level skills to protect computers, networks, programs, and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change, or destruction. The course will focus on information and network security, cyber crimes, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Students will build technical and professional skills through interactive multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies to prepare them for careers in cybersecurity. Students will also investigate the high-skills, high-wage, and in demand career opportunities in the vast field of cybersecurity.  Students in this course will have the opportunity to earn various Cisco Networking Academy Certificates of Completion and TestOut certifications.

World Language Credit: Students may replace one credit of World Language with one credit of CTE when CTE is taken as a second (or additional) VPAA credit.

These CTE courses may fulfill the 1-credit Visual, Performing, & Applied Art graduation requirement. (Two .5 or one 1.00 CTE courses are required for the successful completion to meet this requirement.)
9081/9082 BUSINESS INTERNSHIP 1/2 (2 hr) 9083/9084 BUSINESS INTERNSHIP 1A/1B (1 hr) Gr 12 1.0/1.0 (2 hr) or 0.5/0.5 (1 hr) credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Two semesters of business courses, teacher recommendation and must be concurrently enrolled in one related business course each semester.
This course provides the opportunity for senior-level students to gain a paid "on-the-job" work experience in the career area of their choice. An Individual Educational Training Plan and Training Agreement are developed for each student-trainee detailing his/her specific learning activities. This course may be taken for one or two hours. Student wages are equivalent to those earned by other trainees in those particular occupations. Note: A student who chooses the Internship course for either one or two hours is expected to meet 200 hours of work per semester.


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