Thomas Viola
Department Head, Information Technology
(203) 882-4021
Edward Martinez
Instructor, Information Technology
(203) 783-5375
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Connecticut Technical Education and Career System’s Information Technology course breakdown by grade. Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program.

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
3 Credits 3 Credits 3 Credits 3 Credits
Exploratory and Introduction to Information Technology Intermediate Software Applications Web Design and Introduction to Networking Advanced Programming and Technical Skills

Students deciding to enter the field of Information Technology are introduced to basic concepts of Computer Science and Information Technology. Instruction is provided in Introductory Web Development (HTML/CSS), an introduction to programming(Python), and will also commence work on a Microsoft Technology Associate certification in “Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals(98-349)”. 

In Grade 10, as students are demonstrating intermediate-level skills in Web and application Development(HTML/CSS, and Python). Students will complete a course of study in ‘AP’ Computer Science Principles, covering all aspects of the Information technology field, and giving them the opportunity to receive college credit for the work completed. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in the Microsoft Technology Associate program allowing them an opportunity to professionally certify in Microsoft’s “Introduction to Programming with Python(98-381)”, and “Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS(98-393)” certifications.

 

In Grade 11, students are introduced to the JavaScript programming language. They will be able to create programs that will dynamically change web sites, capture events and access user data in real time. Students will also learn Database Design utilizing SQL. An introduction to networking is also part of their junior year. Students will than create an independent project using JavaScript. During the year troubleshooting, problem solving and life’s soft skills are reinforced to help make each of our students well rounded and employment ready. Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work-based Learning (WBL).

In Grade 12, students will embark on a year long independent pathways project, They will have to make a proposal that describes the project and contains a timeline that will describe the steps to complete the project. During the year they will write status reports and have status meeting to describe progress on their project. These projects strengthen students ability to troubleshoot problems, independent learning, project planning and self scheduling. Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work-based Learning (WBL).

Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to pursue a two-year computer technology degree at state colleges and universities or go on to a four-year computer engineering degree. Students can obtain immediate employment in the information systems area. Jobs include: help desk assistant, sales, systems technician and database maintenance, to name a few. Students graduating from Information Systems Technology also find great success in the military in fields like communications, information management and information systems technician.

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