Computer Science and Information Technology
Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) Education prepares students for employment and/or continuing education opportunities in the growing field of Computer Science and Information Technology in partnership with industry.
This is accomplished through technical instruction in the classroom, experiential education in the laboratory, student internships, and industry/skill certification. CS/IT education programs also encourage and promote teamwork, lifelong learning, hands-on experience, ethical behavior, and communication skills.
There are four Career Pathways in the area of Information Technology which include:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024, in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the Internet and the continued demand for mobile computing.
iTeam USA was created to encourage student career and technical development in the innovative technology, entertainment arts, and multimedia fields. Through technical training events, competitions, and professional sector interactions, our mission is focused on the whole-person development of each student. We achieve this by: promoting physical, mental, and social health; developing character, leadership, and civic initiative and establishing the technical skills, work ethic, and dependability that are critical to employability.