Information-Technology

Information Technology

Miami-Dade Career and Technical Education (CTE) K-8, middle school and high school programs of study integrate rigorous academic study with technical and soft work skills in specific career pathways of the career cluster Information Technology. Computer Systems & Information Technology, Cisco Networking Academy, Computer Systems & Information Technology, CompTia Academy, Network Systems Administration Microsoft IT Academy and Technology Support Services.

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Career Exploration in Middle School

At the middle school level, students are introduced to CTE programs in exploration and introduction courses, which are designed to pique their interest in learning about career clusters and pathways. Middle school IT students have the opportunity to participate in FBLA leadership training and competitions, and to also achieve digital learning tool certificates and/or industry certification. Courses are aligned to Florida state-approved curriculum; and to high school CTE programs.

Career Preparatory in High School

High school students begin study of CTE Information Technology (IT) programs in the ninth grade, which provides them an opportunity to concentrate their efforts in a law and public safety security career pathway. IT programs consist of 4 or more year-long courses, participation in FBLA, achievement of industry certification, and work-based learning opportunities.

The Information Technology Career Cluster incorporates four pathways: Network Systems; Information Support & Services; Programming & Software Development; and Interactive Media.

  • Computer Systems & Information Technology Cisco Networking Academy
  • Computer Systems & Information Technology, CompTia Academy
  • Network Systems Administration Microsoft IT Academy
  • Technology Support Services

Florida Dept. Of Education Curriculum & Other Resources

 

High Schools with Information Technology

Aligned CTE Program

Schools

Applied Information Technology South Dade SHS
Applied Cybersecurity Alonzo and Tracy Mourning SHS
Miami Sunset SHS
Business Computer Programming Coral Gables SHS
The English Center (Post-Secondary)
Computer Systems & Information Technology Miami Lakes Educational Center
Robert Morgan Educational Center
Digital Design American SHS
Barbara Goleman SHS
Booker T. Washington SHS
Coral Gables SHS
Dr. Michael Krop SHS
Felix Varela SHS
G. Holmes Braddock SHS
Hialeah Gardens SHS
Hialeah-Miami Lakes SHS
John A. Ferguson SHS
Miami Beach SHS
Miami Carol City SHS
Miami Central SHS
Miami Coral Park SHS
Miami Norland SHS
Miami SHS
North Miami Beach SHS
Ronald W. Reagan/Doral SHS
South Dade SHS
William H. Turner Technical Arts HS
Digital Media Technology Alonzo & Tracy Mourning SHS
Booker T. Washington SHS.
Coral Gables SHS
Dr. Michael Krop SHS
Felix Varela SHS
G. Holmes Braddock SHS
Hialeah Gardens SHS
Hialeah-Miami Lakes SHS
Hialeah SHS
Homestead SHS
John A. Ferguson SHS
Miami Beach SHS
Miami Carol City SHS
Miami Central SHS
Miami Coral Park SHS
Miami Jackson SHS
Miami Lakes Educational Center
Miami Norland SHS
Miami Northwestern SHS
Miami Palmetto SHS
Miami SHS
Miami Springs SHS
Miami Sunset SHS
North Miami Beach SHS
North Miami SHS
Robert Morgan Educational Center
Ronald W. Reagan/Doral SHS
South Dade SHS
South Miami SHS
Miami Southridge SHS
Southwest Miami SHS
William H. Turner Technical Arts HS
Young Men's Preparatory Academy
Game Simulation Programming Felix Varela SHS
Homestead SHS
John A. Ferguson SHS
Miami Central SHS
Miami Northwestern SHS
Miami Springs SHS
Geospatial/Geographic iTECH Academy@Edison
Educational Center
 Java Development and Programming  Coral Gables SHS
.NET Application Development & Programming
Southwest Miami SHS
Network Systems Administration John A. Ferguson SHS
Miami Beach SHS
Young Men's Preparatory Academy
Technology Support Services Miami Beach SHS
The English Center (Post-Secondary)
William H. Turner Technical Arts HS
Web Development Miami Lakes Educational Center
Miami SHS
The English Center (Post-Secondary)
William H. Turner Technical Arts HS

*NAF Academies

Industry Certification

Usually achieved during senior year with online exam and sometimes with the demonstration of skills (may also be age and experiential hours requirements.)

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (CISCO004)
  • CompTIA A+ (A.S. Computer Engineering Technology) (COMPT001)
  • CompTIA Network+ (COMPT006)
  • CompTIA Security+ (COMPT008)
  • CompTIA Server+ (COMPT009)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Assoc. (MCSA)-Windows Server 2016 (MICRO106)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle Certification (3 of 5) (MICRO069)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Master (MICRO017)
  • MTA - Database Administration Fundamentals (MICRO070)
  • MTA - HTML5 Application Developer Fundamentals (MICRO080)
  • MTA - Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript (MICRO104)
  • MTA - Mobility and Devices Fundamentals (MICRO102)

*Middle and high school               

View Industry Certification Return on Investment Flyer

(Not all certifications listed above are offered at all schools listed)

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Work-Based Learning

Career and Technical Ed. Student Organization

Middle (FBLA) and high school (FBLA) grade students participate in several local, state and national conferences and competitions.

 

Average Salaries

OCCUPATIONS FLORIDA NATIONAL
Applications Software Developer $80,630 $96,260 / $99,530
Computer & Information Systems Manager $131,300 $132,570 / $136,280
Computer Hardware Engineer $98,240 $106,930 / $110,650
Computer Network $69,050 $97,700 / $100,710
Data Warehousing Specialist $76,000 $83,240
Database Administrator $77,730 $80,740 / $82,280
Information Security Analyst $81,440 $91,210 / $91,600
IT Project Manager $76,000 $83,240
Network/Computer Systems Administrator $78,860 $77,910 / $79,770
Web Developer $59,990 $67,540 / $68,670
 www.bls.gov/ooh May 2014 information

 

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Florida Career Cluster Information

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