This Career Cluster® is focused on building linkages in information technology occupations for entry level, technical and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services.
The Employability Skills for Career Readiness Standards must be an integrated component of all CTE course sequences.
The Animation program provides students with the principles of 2D and 3D animation and graphics. Areas of study include storyboarding, modeling, background development, and the production process.
The Computer Science program provides students with the principles of computer science and programming. Areas of study include methodology, algorithms, data structures and object-oriented programming. Java and C++ are the primary languages taught.
The Cybersecurity program provides students with knowledge and skills in computer maintenance and repair, the cybersecurity life cycle, incident handling and networking. Successful students will be prepared to take certification exams for CompTIA’s A+ and Networking +, the gateway certifications for careers in IT and Cybersecurity.
Digital Game Development
The Digital Game Development program provides students with the principles of game mechanics. Areas of study include programming, story and character development, and artistic theory and concepts to develop a game.
Information Technology Networking
The Information Technology-Networking program provides students with concepts in computer networking. Areas of study include safety procedures, network systems hardware, network protocols, and constructing and maintaining a network.
Web Design and Development
The Web Design and Development program provides students with concepts to develop and maintain websites. Areas of study include content development, backend programming, design and layout theories, and user interface.