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  • Computer and Information Technology Occupations – Bureau of Labor

    • Computer and Information Research Scientists
    • Computer Network Architects
    • Computer Programmers
    • Computer Support Specialists
    • Computer Systems Analysts
    • Database Administrators
    • Information Security Analysts
    • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
    • Software Developers
    • Web Developers

    Connecticut Technical Education and Career System’s Information Technology course breakdown by grade.

    Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program.

Information Technology


Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
3 Credits 3 Credits 3 Credits 3 Credits
Exploratory and Introduction to Information Technology Intermediate Software Applications Web Design and Introduction to Networking Advanced Programming and Technical Skills

Students deciding to enter the field of Information Technology are introduced to basic concepts of computer hardware and software. Instruction is provided in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and students demonstrate beginner skills in these programs. Students will be introduced to the basics of safety, as well as equipment identification and use. The introduction to computer hardware includes knowledge of computer components and computer accessories.

In Grade 10, students demonstrate intermediate-level skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint). Students are then introduced to other Microsoft products and to Adobe and Macromedia products. Basic computer programming, accounting basics, school-to-work and job readiness skills are also introduced. Students are prepared to take Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Certification Tests. They continue to receive instruction in safety requirements and demonstrate sound safety practices.

In Grade 11, students demonstrate more advanced skills in web design and desktop publishing. Programming skills are refined and developed and HTML, Java and Java Script programming are introduced. Advanced accounting skills are taught and developed. A working knowledge of computer hardware is reintroduced. Networking skills are introduced and students are able to set up small networks and test them. Troubleshooting skills are taught and refined. School-to-work and job readiness skills are continued. They continue to receive instruction in safety requirements and demonstrate sound safety practices. Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work-based Learning (WBL).

In Grade 12, students continue to advance their programming and technical skills. Programming languages skills include C++, Visual Basic and Advanced Java. A senior project is completed using advanced skills. Students specializing in hardware are prepared for A+ an