Information Technology


    Information Technology Pathway


    Information Technology (IT) careers involve the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. The IT industry offers a dynamic and entrepreneurial working environment that has had a revolutionary impact on the economy and on society. IT careers are available not only in the IT industry but also in every other sector of the economy, from Agriculture and Natural Resources to Transportation. Employment for IT support specialists is expected to increase faster than the average for all other occupations (by 18.5 percent by 2012) as organizations continue to adopt and integrate increasingly sophisticated technology. The IT sector contains some of the fastest-growing industries, such as software publishing, Internet publishing, service providers, Web search portals, and data-processing services.

    Information Technology careers are divided into four pathways: Information Support and Services, the foundation of all successful business organizations today; Media Support and Services, involving the creation, design, and production of multimedia products and services; Network Communications, involving network analysis, planning, and implementation; and Programming and Systems Development, involving the design, development, and implementation of computer systems and software.


    (with high school diploma)
    Help Desk Specialist
    Computer Repairer
    LAN Maintenance Technician
    Production Technician
    Web Page Developer
    Computer Operator
    Word Processing Operator

    (with AA or AS degree or certificate)
    Computer Support Specialist
    LAN Support Technician
    Software/Hardware Installer
    Telecommunications Specialist
    Network Administrator
    Data Communications Specialist
    Computer Graphic Artist
    Desktop Publisher
    Multimedia Specialist
    Web Designer
    Database Administrator
    Technical Writer
    (with BA or BS degree)
    Computer Programmers
    Computer Security Specialist
    Database Administrators
    Software Engineers
    Information Systems Architect
    Telephony System Administrator
    Tower Project Coordinator
    Systems Engineer
    Network Analyst
    Graphic Designer
    Multimedia Artist/Animator
    Web Architect
    Corporate Communications Manager

    Regional Occupation Programs

    Computer Maintenance