Information Technology Academy

The Information Technology Academy gives you the chance to explore a career in the information technology field while earning college credit before you graduate from high school! In this academy, you can take hands-on technical classes in database and spreadsheets, A+ certification prep, network, routing, and switches.

Career Opportunities

Your career opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer user support specialists
  • Help desk technician
  • Network administrator
  • Network technician
  • Network support specialists
  • Systems administrator

Starting wages for these careers range from $28,400–$38,400* per year.
*Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Program Costs

  • Your school district pays for your courses and provides the textbooks.
  • You are responsible for any field trips and activities out of the classroom.

Who can participate?

Any 9th–12th grade student who meets the requirements.

What can you do after you graduate from high school?

As a part of the Information Technology Academy, you may receive up to 27 credits (approximately a $4,500 value) toward your college degree!

You can continue your education at Hawkeye in programs such as:

Where are courses located?

Courses for the Information Technology Academy are located at your high school and the Western Outreach Center.

Course locations may vary; contact your guidance counselor for availability.

Information Technology Academy Courses

General education course.
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.

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Semester 1—Fall (11th grade)
BCA-205 Database/Spreadsheets Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 General education course
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3 General education course
Total Credits 9

Semester 2—Spring (11th grade)
ENG-105 Composition I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course
NET-109 A+ Certification Prep Course 4
Total Credits 7

Semester 3—Fall (12th grade)
BUS-102 Introduction to Business 3 General education course
CIS-303 Introduction to Database 3
NET-213 CISCO Networking Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4
Total Credits 10

Semester 4—Spring (12th grade)
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course
NET-225 Routing and Switching Essentials Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4
Total Credits 7

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