Information Technology

Are you a good problem solver?

Do you like to learn about the latest technology?

Are you interested in using computers to improve how things work or to organize information?

If so, check out the programs in the IT cluster!

The programs in the IT cluster prepare you for occupations in the fields of computer operations and programming, information technology/software applications and computer repair/installation.


Pathways

Cisco NetworkingShow More

Learn to design and maintain networks and security systems.

In a Cisco Networking program you will learn Learn to design and maintain networks and security systems.

Schools with Cisco Networking

School Name Application type
Lindblom Neighborhood Program
Roosevelt District-wide Application
Simeon Neighborhood Program
Computer ProgrammingShow More

As a student in Computer Programming you will learn to use programming languages (Visual Basic, Java, HTML, C++) and elements of web site design to create computer applications that can solve problems. Studying Computer Programming will also include lesson on and practice with the fundamentals of system analysis and design as well as the systems development life cycle.

Schools with Computer Programming

School Name Application type
Disney II Neighborhood Program
Steinmetz Neighborhood Program
Game ProgrammingShow More

Learn the essentials of game design and development.

Schools with Game Programming

School Name Application type
Amundsen District-wide Application
Curie District-wide Application
Hubbard Neighborhood Program
Juarez District-wide Application
Julian District-wide Application
Lindblom Neighborhood Program
Mather District-wide Application
Morgan Park Neighborhood Program
Prosser Neighborhood Program
Roosevelt District-wide Application
Von Steuben Neighborhood Program
Washington Neighborhood Program
Wells District-wide Program
IT ApplicationsShow More

As a student in Information Technology Applications you will study the fundamentals of design, development and management necessary to support computer hardware and software. You will also learn various electronic business applications of Microsoft Office Suite and other advanced multimedia software. After you learn the basic fundamentals of the program you will have the opportunity to perfect those skills through practice by installing applications, designing web pages and creating information databases in your CTE computer lab.

Schools with Information Technology

School Name Application type
Kelly Neighborhood Program
Taft Neighborhood Program
Von Steuben Neighborhood Program
Oracle / Database ProgrammingShow More

Design and develop databases in SQL and PL/SQL.

Schools with Oracle / Database Programming

School Name Application type
Westinghouse Neighborhood Program
Web DesignShow More

Gain the skills to design and develop websites.

Schools with Web Design

School Name Application type
Amundsen District-wide Application
Curie District-wide Application
Disney II Neighborhood Program
Foreman District-wide Application
Harlan District-wide Application
Hubbard Neighborhood Program
Juarez District-wide Application
Taft Neighborhood Program
Mather District-wide Application
Simeon Neighborhood Program
Taft Neighborhood Program
Von Steuben Neighborhood Program

How to Participate

College and Career Academy Application

8th Graders
If you would like to attend a CTE Academy for high school, you should:

  • Learn about the different programs on this site
  • Choose the schools and academies you want to apply to
  • Then apply online at www.apply.cps.edu
  • 2015 application will open October 1st

Freshmen
If you are attending a high school with a CTE Academy or CTE School Option program and want to participate should speak with your counselor.

Application Information
The application process for College and Career Academies is very similar to other CPS high school programs such as Magnet and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. The academy application process is part of CPS’s Options for Knowledge program managed by the Office of Access and Enrollment (OAE).


Careers to Consider

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Certifications In Information Technology

  • A+
  • N+
  • CISCO Certified Entry Networking Technician
  • Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
  • Microsoft Office Suite Certifications in:
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • MOS – Access (2010 or 13)
  • MTA – Database
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop)
  • Adobe Flash
  • MOS 2010 – Master
  • MOS 2013 – Master
  • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry
  • HTML 5

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