10107111Exploration of Information Technology
Introduces students to the various careers available in the vast field of Information Technology and examines the Network Specialist, Mobile Applications Developer, Web Software Developer, Systems Administration Specialist, Cloud Support Associate, Desktop Support Technician, and Network Security Specialist career paths. Students create an individualized career path plan as the capstone project for the course.
Prior Learning Assessment
Summarize the applications of technology in the workplaceAssessment StrategiesExamCriteriaComplete an online readiness assessmentDefine common technology terms
Examine IT career preparationAssessment StrategiesComplete a Madison College advisement report for a programCriteriaDescribe career opportunities available in various segments of ITDiscuss career outlook in information technology careersDiscuss salaries and work hours of careers in information system development, networking, IT security, and computer systems administrationDiscuss functions of jobs available in an IT departmentList the benefits of certification for employers, employees, and vendorsIdentify ways to prepare for certificationDifferentiate between IT certification and a certificate
Layout an educational plan for your specific IT program at Madison CollegeAssessment StrategiesWritten productCriteriaIdentify a career path within the IT industryLocate Madison College student resourcesPlan includes target courses and completion timeline for your specific IT programPlan includes career preparation requirements, such as background checks