Information Technology

IT

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Course Descriptions
 

PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

In Principles of Information Technology, students will develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Students will implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. Students will enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment.
 

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING I

In Computer Programming I, students will acquire knowledge of structured programming techniques and concepts appropriate to developing executable programs and creating appropriate documentation. Students will analyze the social responsibility of business and industry regarding the significant issues relating to the environment, ethics, health, safety, and diversity in society and in the workplace as related to computer programming. Students will apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies. 
 

DIGITAL MEDIA

In Digital Media, students will analyze and assess current and emerging technologies, while designing and creating multimedia projects that address customer needs and resolve a problem. Students will implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. The knowledge and skills acquired and practiced will enable students to successfully perform and interact in a technology-driven society. Students will enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and critical thinking and apply them to the IT environment.
 

WEB TECHNOLOGIES

In Web Technologies, students will learn to make informed decisions and apply the decisions to the field of IT. Students will implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. The knowledge and skills acquired and practiced will enable students to successfully perform and interact in a technology-driven society. Students will enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and critical thinking and apply them to the IT environment.
 

STC COMPUTER MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Students who graduate from this specialization will gain skills necessary to compete in the computer maintenance industry. They will learn skills such as computing architecture, computer installation, maintenance, peripheral installation and troubleshooting, as well as provide hardware and software support for users within their organization. Students are able to begin this program while in high school and continue the remaining courses at the STC campus upon graduation.

The courses under this program are only offered 1st block.  Since these courses are taught
by college instructors at the South Texas College Technology Campus, bus transportation will be provided.  The bus will leave from the high school at 7:30 a.m.  Personal transportation is allowed pending pre-approval and will be contingent upon obtaining a parking permit from the student’s home campus and STC.  Course offerings are dependent on the availability of STC staff, and specific courses will only be offered if the minimum enrollment requirements are met.  See your counselor for more detailed information regarding this off-campus program. 

 

STC DUAL ENROLLMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE ACADEMY (DECSA)

DECSA is a year-round dual enrollment program developed for high school junior and senior students who are seriously interested in pursuing a career in computers.  The purpose of the program is to increase the number of area students committed to careers and service in computer programming, design and computer high-tech fields.  Contact your school Counselor for more information on how to enroll into this program.

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