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Info & Comm Technologies Pathway » ICT Sector

ICT Sector


ictICT - Information and Communication Technologies Sector supports the training and development of future employees who can understand, manage, and support the emerging and evolving computer software, networking,  telecommunications, and information systems. Essential skills for careers in the ICT sector include understanding systems that support the management and flow of data, the ability to work well and communicate clearly with all, and the capability to manage projects efficiently. The ICT sector meets the real world careers and provides students with excellent opportunities for innovative work with quality pay. More than 70% of jobs in this sector require a bachelor’s degree or higher. Prepare for your future today.
SSD - Software and Systems Development Pathway
Students in the Software and Systems Development pathway prepare for careers related to computer science that involve the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and management of systems that rely on software programs to satisfy the operational needs of modern business organizations. Persons with expertise in systems development and programming are critical to support operations like electronic commerce, medical records management, retail sales and inventory management, digital entertainment, and use of energy. Sample occupations associated with this pathway:
 
  • Computer Programmer
  • Software Developer/Applications
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • E-Business/E-Commerce Specialist
 
Two Thematic Foundational Computer Science courses:
 
Concentrator: AP Computer Science Principles  (9th)
Capstone: AP Computer Science  "A" (10th) 
 
Taking these two courses as prescribed provide students with:
  • AP Rigor
  • College and Career Readiness Electives
  • Extra Math and Extra Science course on transcripts
  • Counts for High School and College credit 
           apcsa  apcsp