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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 community members 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 the ability to work well and communicate clearly, understand systems that support the flow a data, and manage task driven projects efficiently. More than 70% of jobs in this sector require a bachelor’s degree or higher. 
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 (see AP college-board exam regulations)
 
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