The Computer Information Technology program provides a pathway for graduates to secure high demand, high paying jobs. Students will receive instruction based on several Information Technology areas: Network and Infrastructure Systems, Operating Systems, Programming, Game Design, Customer Service, and Software Development and Interactive Media. Students will receive instruction that will prepare them for various third party industry certifications such as Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Technical Associate, Linux Administration, and Microsoft Server and Networking.
The main focus of Grade 9 is exposing the students to the computer operating system and hardware. Students will learn key skills such as, installing an operating system, dual boots, drivers, how to install hardware and software, troubleshooting skills, working on a help desk, coding help desk tickets, basic networking.
Skills: The Operating System | Basic Networking | Programs | Help Desk
The main focus of Grade 10 is exposing the students to networking aspect of Information Technology. Students will learn key skills such as, setting up a network environment, OSI model, IP addressing, router programming, securing your network environment.
Skills: Networking | Security
The main focus of Grade 11 is exposing the students to Linux the Linux Operating System Technology. Students will learn key skills such as, basic Linux commands, Linux administration, network administration, installations and overall management of the server based operating system.
Skills: Networking | Linux Administration
The main focus of Grade 12 is exposing the students to server aspect of Information Technology. Students will learn key skills such as, installing and configuring Windows Server operating system; installing and configuring server roles and features such as active directory, DHCP and IIS. Students will be exposed to fault tolerance methodology such as RAID and Backup.
Skills: Server Operating Systems and Technology
|Microsoft Technology Assoc. Operating Systems|
|Microsoft Technology Assoc. Network Fundamentals|
|Microsoft Technology Assoc. Security Fundamentals|
|Microsoft Technology Assoc. Server Fundamentals|
|OSHA 10 hour|
Students can become a Network Engineer, Server Administrator, or Linux Administrator after college. Our students have gone to the following colleges: Wentworth, New England Tech, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, UNH, Salem State, Westfield State and many others.
About the Industry
The need for Computer and Information Technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 546,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.
Most computer support specialists have full-time work schedules; however, many do not work typical 9-to-5 jobs. Because computer support is important for businesses, support services may need to be available 24 hours a day. As a result, many support specialists have flexible schedules.
How to become a...
Because of the wide range of skills used in different computer support jobs, there are many paths into the occupation. A bachelor’s degree is required for some applicants applying to computer support specialist positions, but an associate’s degree or post secondary classes may be enough for others.