• Information Technology

    Information Technology

    Overview
    The Information Technology Program prepares students to meet the demands of the 21st century with a rigorous academic curriculum, while exposing them to the varied career paths and opportunities available in the information technology industry. Students are provided concentrated coursework in networking, computer science, web design, and interactive media production, which prepares students for post-secondary training and/or a career path in the information technology field.


    Programs of Study
    The Information Technology Program features the following two focus areas of study: 


    IT - Computer Science
    The Information Technology (IT) Computer Science Program is a 4-Year MSDE Approved Completer Program of Study that prepares students to meet the demands of the 21st century with a rigorous academic curriculum, while exposing them to the varied career paths and opportunities available in the Information Technology (IT) Computer Science industry. Students are provided concentrated coursework in JAVA, Python, AP Courses, CyberSecurity, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Software Engineering that will prepare them for post-secondary training and/or a career path in the Information Technology (IT) Computer Science field.

    • "Computer Science"
      • Program Duration: Four Years
      • Beginning Grade Level: 9th
      • Program Location: Flowers*, High Point*, Gwynn Park*, DuVal*, Fairmont Heights*

    *Boundary Students Only

     
    IT - Networking (CISCO Academy - Cybersecurity)
    The IT Networking Cisco Academy is a nationally recognized program that prepares students for successful careers in information technology fields such as computer network design and administration, hardware, software, and network installation, local and wide-area network (LAN/WAN) management and systems engineering.  The IT Networking Cisco Academy) prepares high school students with the professional skills they require to pursue quality academic and professional opportunities. Particular emphasis is given to using decision-making and problem-solving techniques in the application of science, mathematics, communication and social studies concepts to solve networking problems.

    Academy courses are designed with the option of an applied approach or a more theoretical approach to learning IT networking.  The course sequence is a hands-on, applied technology approach to Cisco and CompTIA certifications. As a result of participation in this program, students can earn industry certifications that are the first steps toward a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification, or to more advanced certifications in CCNA Voice, Cloud, Wireless, or Security. Recommended World Languages: Arabic, Chinese, or Russian.

    • "CISCO Academy"
      • Program Duration: Two Years
      • Beginning Grade Level: 11th
      • Program Location: Crossland, DuVal*, Fairmont Heights*, Gwynn Park*, Laurel, Potomac*, Suitland, Wise*
    *Boundary Students Only

     
    Possible Certifications

    • Microsoft Technology Associate Software Development Fundamentals
    • Microsoft Technology Associate Networking Fundamentals
    • Microsoft Technology Associate Security Fundamentals
    • CompTIA A+
    • CompTIA Network+
    • CompTIA Security+
    • CCENT (networking technician)
    • CCNA (network administrator)
    • Certified Network Professional (CCNP)


    Possible Majors in Information Technology

    • Information Technology
    • Software Development and Design
    • Computer Science
    • Computer System Analysis
    • Networking and Telecommunications
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Computer Graphics
    • Science, Technology, and Society


    Possible Careers in Information Technology

    • Computer Support Specialist
    • Network Technician
    • Network Administrator
    • Webmaster
    • Software Designer
    • Apps Designer
    • Network Manager
    • Computer Programmer
    • Database Administrator



    Contact Information:
    Quiana Bannerman, Supervisor
    Career and Technical Education Programs 
    2215 Chadwick Street
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
    Phone:  (301) 669-6012
    Fax:  (301) 669-6090
    Email: quiana.bannerman@pgcps.org