Information Technology (IT) Fundamentals (6670/36 weeks)
|Suggested Grade Levels:||9–10|
Information Technology (IT) Fundamentals introduces the essential technical and professional skills required for students to pursue programs leading to professional careers and IT certifications. Students investigate career opportunities and technologies in four major IT areas: Information Services and Support, Network Systems, Programming and Software Development, and Interactive Media. Students will evaluate the impact of IT on other career clusters. The focus of the IT Fundamentals course is the introduction of skills related to information technology basics, Internet fundamentals, network systems, computer maintenance/upgrading/troubleshooting, computer applications, programming, graphics, Web page design, and interactive media. Students explore ethical issues related to computers and Internet technology and develop teamwork and communication skills that will enhance their employability.
Recommended prerequisite(s): Keyboarding course(s) or teacher-approved demonstration and documentation of touch keyboarding skills
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Information Technology
- Information Support and Services
- Network Systems
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Engineering and Technology
- Business Information Processing Assessment
- Cloud Essentials Certification Examination
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- IC3 Digital Literacy Certification Examination
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Examinations
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Network Pro Certification Assessment
- PC Pro Certification Assessment
- Security Pro Certification Assessment
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.