This is accomplished through technical instruction in the classroom, experiential education in the laboratory, student internships, and industry/skill certification. IT education programs also encourage and promote teamwork, lifelong learning, hands-on experience, ethical behavior, and communication skills.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PATHWAYS
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.
Below are the six Pathways in Information Technology Education:
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 post-secondary education.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS
Utah high school students have been recognized for their excellence in computer skills and technology at national competitions.
Utah’s IT Education program received a Partnership Award for Excellence from the Computer Training Industry Association (CompTIA) for its work in the development of IT programs.
CAREER PREPARATION/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Last year 2,316 students were awarded a CTE Skill Certificate in Information Technology, indicating a high level of performance. In addition, 55 IT industry certificates were earned.
STATE AND LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
Updated April 11, 2011
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