Information Technology

The Information Technology classes taught by Maria Carpenter,Sandra Lambert, and Eric Pearson, prepares students for entry-level employment or continued education toward a career in the computer industry.

The nature of work and life has changed with the rapid growth of technology. Labor reports indicate that over 90% of high-growth jobs will require technological fluency. This means students need to have technological competencies beyond word processing.

The Information Technology program is dedicated to providing students with fundamental technology knowledge and skills. The IT courses introduce students to computer technology, prepare them for technology trouble-shooting and engage them as life-long learners of technological advances. Course content reflects emerging technology with some courses leading to advanced placement in post-secondary schools and opportunities for specialist certification.

Students can take the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) exam after the first two semesters and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) after four semesters. These are optional certification exams. The state provides the Microsoft Networking Fundamentals exam for students in the first year of networking.

The Cisco IT Essentials online course material and interactive lab activities will provide the learners with the knowledge to become industry certified by passing the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam. Opportunities to earn other industry certifications, attain scholarship funds, compete for awards, socialize, and travel can be achieved by joining the SkillsUSA organization alongside the Auto Collision, Auto Technology, Welding, Medical Careers, and Construction Technology student members and advisors. The Information Technology class is dual credited with North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) in Wahpeton ND.



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COURSE OFFERINGS

 

Please select from the menu below for a more detailed description of each class.

Intro to Information Technology
Mobile App Development
Introduction to Programing Languages
Programing Essentials
JAVA Programming
Cisco IT Essentials
Computer Networking
Intro to Cyber Security
Cooperative Work Experience in Information Technology

1723 Intro to Information Technology (1/2 credit): The Intro to Information Technology course will provide students with an overview of information and communication technologies. Lab activities will include disassembling and assembling PC towers and desktops, building Ethernet patch cables, testing power supplies and batteries with multimeters, and developing Raspberry Pi projects. Software activities will include creating android mobile apps using MIT App Inventor 2, HTML web pages using codeacademy.com, and problem solving and troubleshooting technology issues. Learners will develop technological knowledge by using pcpartpicker.com to construct a dream PC build in Microsoft Power Point in Office 365. The students will gain communication skills by learning and applying information about virtual communities, social networks, cybersecurity, and Internet of Everything from online course simulations. (Open to grades 9, 10, 11, 12).
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1724 Mobile App Development (1/2 credit): This course will introduce students to mobile application development and management using a variety of commercial and open source software. Applications for the Android and iOS operating systems will be the main focus. Topics to be included in the course are: (1) Installation and modification of application; (2) Code modification; (3) Design and implementation; (4) Database systems management; and (5) Security. (Open to grades 9, 10, 11, & 12).
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1703 Introduction to Programming Languages (1/2 credit): This course will provide students with a solid foundation for understanding the fundamental concepts of programming languages. It will include coverage of concepts and constructs of languages like C#, JavaScript, HTML, Visual Basic, plus others. (Open to grades 9 & 10).
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1744 Programming Essentials (1/2 credit): Students will be introduced to basic programming concepts which are transferable to other programming languages. Visual Basic will be the main platform addressing logic, design, coding, structure and controls. Careers in programming will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to increase communication, teamwork and critical thinking skills. (Open to grades 11 &12). (Optional Dual Credit).
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1750 JAVA Programming (1/2 credit): Students will develop a conceptual understanding of object oriented programming. Students will expand on their skills using conditional control structures, loop structures, strings, classes, and arrays. Students will also create applets. Critical thinking skills will be developed as students learn by doing hands-on activities individually and in teams. (Prerequisite-Intro to Programming or instructor recommendation).
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1734 Cisco IT Essentials (1 credit with optional dual credit) (1 hour per day all year): The Cisco IT Essentials course is an interactive classroom experience for problem solving, maintaining, updating and upgrading personal computers. The students quickly gain knowledge, skills, and abilities to build computers. Hands on activities include disassembling hardware, installing software, and setting up networks. Course topics include laptops, mobile devices and gaming systems. The students prepare for a state funded CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals certification. North Dakota State College of Science offers dual credit per semester. The Cisco IT course aligns with the CompTIA A+ certification for future advancement. (Open to grades 11 & 12).
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1739 Computer Networking (Network Design & Basic Routing) (Optional Dual Credit) (1 credit): Students will learn basic networking terminology and protocols. Students will learn how to make cables and create small networks. Students will develop skills on how to configure a router, manage IOS software, configure routing protocols, and create access lists. This course uses online curriculum and offers many hands-on labs to learn the skills. After the first year, students may take the optional Intro Cisco Certified Network Associates (CCNA) exam. Students are responsible for college tuition for dual credit. (Open to grades 10, 11, 12).
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1742 - Intro to Cyber Security (1/2 credit):Cybersecurity refers to the people, products, and processes that protect electronic data from those with malicious intent. The number of cyber-attacks is increasing dramatically so the need to secure our networks has never been greater. This course will introduce students to various experts who discuss the concepts of cybersecurity including what it is, why it is important, and some of the products and processes that they use to secure data. (Open to grades 11 & 12).
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1735 - Cooperative Work Experience in Information Technology (1/2 credit per Semester): Students employed in an Information Technology related job during the school year may receive high school credit through the Cooperative Work Experience program. The employment must be preceded by, or concurrent with, classroom instruction related to the work experience. A specific training plan will be developed with the employer for each student consistent with the student’s related classroom instruction and occupational goals. On-site visits will take place during the student’s placement. In addition to the cooperative work experience, students must be enrolled in seven classes (junior year) or six classes (senior year). (Open to grades 11 & 12).
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* Summer Internships are available for incoming juniors and seniors. Contact your counselor for more information.


 

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Information Technology

PLAN OF STUDY



The Minot High School Information Technology Program prepares students for occupations within the Information Technology career cluster with some occupations overlapping into Manufacturing and the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Career Clusters. Click on each cluster below to learn more.

Click here for the Minot High School Coordinated Plans of Study document that should be used in determing eligibility for the North Dakota Career & Technical Education Scholarship.




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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Below is a sampling of career opportunities in Information Technology. Careers in Manufacturing and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematicsoften overlap and enhance careers in Information Technology creating a list of career pathways that is often shared between the three clusters.

Click on the letter of the alphabet to find your career. For detailed information on each career, go to O*NET, type in the O*NET SOC Code, and do a related career search.


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A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z


A - B

O*NET SOC Code

Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

17-3021.00

Avionics Technicians

49-2091.00

Battery Repairers

49-2092.03

Broadcast Technicians

27-4012.00

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C

O*NET SOC Code

Calibration and Instrumentation Technicians

17-3023.02

Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers

49-2022.01

Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

13-1072.00

Computer and Information Systems Managers

11-3021.00

Computer and Information Scientists, Research

15-1011

Computer Operators

3-9011.00

Computer Programmers

15-1021.00

Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

25-1021.00

Computer Security Specialists

15-1071.01

Computer Software Engineers, Applications

15-1031

Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software

15-1032

Computer Support Specialists

15-1041.00

Computer Systems Analysts

15-1051.00

Cost Estimators

13-1051.00

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D

O*NET SOC Code

Database Administrators

15-1061

Data Processing Equipment Repairers

49-2011.02

Desktop Publishers

43-9031.00

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E

O*NET SOC Code

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

51-2022.00

Electrical and Electronic Inspectors and Testers

51-9061.04

Electrical and Electronics Drafters

17-3012.00

Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment

49-2093.00

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment

49-2094.00

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

49-2095.00

Electrical Engineering Technicians

17-3023.03

Electricians

47-2111.00

Electric Motor and Switch Assemblers and Repairers

49-2092.02

Electric Meter Installers and Repairers

49-9012.01

Electronic Drafters

17-3012.01

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

49-2097.00

Electronics Engineering Technicians

17-3023.01

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

17-2072.00

Electromechanical Technicians

17-3024.00

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I

O*NET SOC Code

Industrial Engineering Technicians

17-3026.00

Insurance Underwriters

13-2053.00

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M

O*NET SOC Code

Mathematical Technicians

15-3011

Mathematicians

15-2021

Mechanical Engineers

17-2141.00

Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

51-4061.00

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N

O*NET SOC Code

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

15-1071

Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts

15-1081.00

Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers

51-4012.00

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O

O*NET SOC Code

Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers

49-2011.03

Operations Research Analysts

15-2031.00

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P

O*NET SOC Code

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers

43-5031.00

Power Generating Plant Operators, Except Auxiliary Equipment Operators

51-8013.01

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R - S - T

O*NET SOC Code

Radio Operators

27-4013.00

Sound Engineering Technicians

27-4014.00

Stationary Engineers

51-8021.02

Statisticians

15-2041

Statistical Assistants

43-9111.00

Traffic Technicians

53-6041.00

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ADDITIONAL CAREER TITLES

Without O*NET SOC Codes

3D Renderer-Designer
Accountant
Alarm Technician
Automotive Technician
Biomedical Equipment Technician
Broadcast Technician
Camera Repair Technician
Car Stereo Installer
Computer Animator
Computer Engineer
Computer Game Designer
Computer Hardware Designer
Computer Service and Repair Technician
Cryptographer
Cyber Detective
Database Administrator
Data Recovery Specialist
Electronics and Medical Electronics Salesperson
Electronic Technologist
Elevator Repair Technician
Industrial Instrumentation Technician
Information Broker
Intellectual Property Lawyer

Job and Occupational Analyst
Knowledge Engineer
Laser Printer Repair Technician
Laser Technician
Lexicographer
Market Analyst
Medical Informatician
Metallurgical Technician and Technologist
Nuclear and Particle Physicist
Optical Engineer
Radio-Frequency Engineer
Render Wrangler
Retail Salesperson
Robotics Technologist
School Technology Coordinator
Semiconductor Technician Technical Illustrator
Software Trainer
Telecommunications Engineer
Telecommunications Technician
Video Game Tester
Wood Industry Process Control Analyst
Wood Products Technical Salesperson


O*NET (formerly Dictionary of Occupational Titles)

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FOUR YEAR PLAN

Below is a suggested four year plan for students wanting to pursue a computer networking career pathway or related field:

Subject
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
Math
Algebra
(1 credit)
Geometry
(1 credit)
Advanced Algebra/Advanced Math (1 credit) (Suggested to meet university entrance requirements)
Advanced Math, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus Prep, AP Calculus,
College Algebra,
Probability &
Statistics (1 credit) (suggested elective for students that want to pursue a career in Engineering)-
Language Arts
Grade 9 Language Arts (1 credit)
Grade 10 Language Arts
(1 credit)
Grade 11 Language Arts (1 credit)
Speech or Debate and an
Elective (1/2 credit each) (Consider taking AP classes)
Science
Physical Science
I & II (1 credit)
Biology I & II
(1 credit)
Physics (1 credit)
- Chemistry or Advanced Physics (1 credit) -
Social Studies
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World History
I & II (1 credit)
U.S. History
I & II (1 credit)
Social Studies Elective (1/2 credit)

American Government (1/2 credit)

Economics (1/2 credit)

Physical Education

Physical Education (1/2 credit)

Personal Health & Safety (1/2 credit)

Physical Education Elective (1/2 credit Each)
Physical Education Elective (1/4 credit each)
Physical Education Elective (1/4 credit each)
Drivers Education
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Driver & Traffic Safety Education (Elective) (1/2 credit)

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Foreign Language

No college in North Dakota requires Foreign Language, but many out-of-state colleges do. It is suggested that students take two years of a Foreign Language if they plan on going to college out of state to earn a 4 year degree.

Foreign Language I (1 credit)  
Foreign Language I (1 credit)  

Foreign Language II (1 credit)

Foreign Language I (1 credit)  

Foreign Language II (1 credit)

Foreign Language I (1 credit)  

Foreign Language II (1 credit)

 

Electives

Please Note: You can choose courses listed from the previous year if you didn't get a chance to take that course.

Word Processing (1/2 credit)

Introduction to Computer Applications (1/2 credit)

Exploring Technology (1/2 credit)

 Invent It (1/2 credit)

Web Page Design (1/2 credit)

Introduction to Programing Languages(1/2 credit)

Intro to Information Technology (1/2 credit)

How Stuff Works (1/2 credit)

Computer Networking - Network Design & Basic Routing (1 credit)

Cisco IT Essentials (1 credits)

Advanced Computer Applications - MS Word/PowerPoint (1/2 credit )

Advanced Computer Applications - MS Excel (1/2 credit )

Programming Essentials (1/2 credit)

Java Programming (1/2 credit)


Intro to Cyber Security (1/2 credit) 

Principles of Engineering & Design (1/2 credit)

Advanced Engineering (1/2 credit)

Current Technologies (1/2 credit)

Mobile App Development (1/2 credit)

Cooperative Work Experience in Information Technology (1/2 credit per semester)

 

Class Periods:
7 periods a day
7 periods a day

6 periods a day & PE twice weekly for the 7th Period

6 periods a day & PE twice weekly for the 7th Period

 



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POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

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North Dakota Colleges:

Bismarck State College

Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Dakota College at Bottineau
Dickinson State University
Lake Region State College
Minot State University
North Dakota State College of Science
North Dakota State University
Rasmussen College
Sitting Bull College
Turtle Mountain Community College
University of Jamestown
University of Mary
University of North Dakota
Valley City State University
Williston State College
North Dakota University System Home Page


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STATES' CAREER CLUSTERS

OTHER PLANS OF STUDY

Career Clusters provide a way for schools to organize instruction and student experiences around sixteen broad categories that encompass virtually all occupations from entry through professional levels. Click here to take a survey to identify your number one career cluster. Click here to visit the States' Career Clusters Website.

If you click on your Career Cluster link below, you will get more detailed information about the cluster. If you click the Job List link for your cluster, you will get a detailed list of jobs within the cluster. To print a Plan of Study for your cluster, click either the Microsoft Word symbol or the PDF symbol. To play the Jeopardy Game for your Career Cluster, click the PowerPoint link. (If you are using PowerPoint version 2003, it works best to just open the game). If you are using an older or advanced version of PowerPoint, it is best to download the Zip folder. Click one of the following for Zip Download Instructions: Internet Explorer or Firefox.



CAREER CLUSTER
Job List
Jeopardy Game
Plan of Study
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Architecture & Construction
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Business, Management & Administration
Education & Training
Finance
Government & Public Administration
Health Science
Hospitality & Tourism
Human Services
Information Technology
Law, Public Safety & Security
Manufacturing
Marketing, Sales & Service
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

 

 
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WEB SITES WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Association for Career & Technical Education

Cisco Systems

CompTIA.org

Computing Degrees & Careers
Electronic Technicians Association International
Independent Electrical Contractors

Minot Public Schools Career Development Program

North Dakota State Board for Career & Technical Education

Skills USA Career & Technical Education Website

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

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