Information Technology


Overview

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.

    Advanced Computer Science

    The Advanced Computer Science program provides students a deeper exploration in the study of computer science and computational thinking to include algorithms and programming, computing systems, data and analysis, the impacts of computing, and networks and the internet. Topics introduced include abstraction, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the basics of cybersecurity, and object-oriented programming.

    Animation

    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.

    Cybersecurity

    The Cybersecurity program provides students with the foundational knowledge of operating systems, networking and network operations, industry protocols and practices for securing computing systems, computer forensic concepts, and emerging technologies in 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.

    The Program Standards and Curriculum Frameworks have been updated to include Content Standard 1.0 Integrate Career and Technical Organizations (CTSOs ). 

    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.

    The Program Standards and Curriculum Frameworks have been updated to include Content Standard 1.0 Integrate Career and Technical Organizations (CTSOs ). 

    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.

    Contact

    Cindi Chang
    Education Programs Supervisor
    cchang@doe.nv.gov
    702.486.7952

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