• Computer Technology

    Technology is the future. And if you have a strong interest in computers, your future starts now in the Computer Technology (CT) program at Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center! NWCTC prepares the next generation of technology professionals for a very promising future in some of today's hottest high-tech fields. The program is powered by a dynamic, software-driven curriculum that revolves around several prominent industry certifications. These certifications include Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), which incorporates MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Project.


    Possible
    Occupations:

    · Database Administrators
    · IT System Analysts
    · Computer Security
    · Computer Support
    · Software Programmers
    · App/Software Engineers
    · IT Project Managers
    · Computer Operators
    · Administrative Assistants
    · Web Designers



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    Academic
    Requirements:

    · Algebra I
    · Algebra II
    · Geometry
    · College Prep English
    · Science
    · Business/Accounting


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    Curricular
    Components:

    · MOS Certification
    · Microsoft Training
    · IC3 Certification
    · Critical Thinking
    · Adobe Certification
    · Computer Programming
    · Web Design
    · Desktop Publishing

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    Fact Check

    · Employment of network systems and data communications analysts (including Web administrators and developers) is projected to increase by 53 percent from 2008 to 2018!

    · In May 2008, average yearly wages for computer systems analysts were $78,830.

    · As data security becomes increasingly important, employment of database administrators is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2008 to 2018.

    · Computer security specialists monitor networks for security breaches, respond to cyber attacks, and in some cases, gather data and evidence to be used in processing cyber crime.

Last Modified on April 22, 2015