Information Technology

This career cluster prepares for careers in Information Technology. These careers involve the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. The IT industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial working environment that has a revolutionary impact on the economy and society.

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Core skills that are necessary for success in these occupations:

  • Programming – Writing computer programs
  • Technology Design – Making equipment and technology useful for customers
  • Installation – Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs
  • Operations Analysis – Figuring out what a product or service needs to be able to do
  • Systems Evaluation – Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
  • Systems Analysis – Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • Troubleshooting – Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work
  • Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • Quality Control Analysis – Testing how well a product or service works
  • Equipment Selection – Deciding what kind of tools and equipment are needed to do a job

Career Pathway

Programming and Software Development

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