IT Professionals
 
The IT Professionals program is a one- or two-year course.  First year students will have the opportunity to test for the National CompTIA A+ certification.  Advanced students will be prepared to test for the National CompTIA Network+ certification.  Students will work with hardware and software as they learn maintenance and troubleshooting. 
 
To complete all the required skills, high school students attend three hours per day for one or two school years.  Adults may complete in one year by attending six hours per day.  All students will have 24 hour access to ta computer simulated interactive study program.

Program Instructor

Weeks

Mr. Weeks has 11 years teaching experience. He began his career as a middle school mathematics teacher. He transitioned to PITSCO as a lab instructor where he facilitated his students on numerous hands-on labs. Before coming to Northland Career Center, Mr. Weeks became certified in Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and instructed students in Design & Modeling as well as Automation & Robotics. Mr. Weeks was a robotics coach with FIRST Robotics Competition for four years at his previous school district. Mr. Weeks graduated from Missouri Western University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Park University with a Master of Science in Education, and University of Missouri with a Educational Specialist in Technology in Schools.

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Study Areas

 
  • Safety
  • Diagnostics
  • Service
  • Upgrades
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • System Configuration
  • Installation
  • Customer Service
  • Microcomputers
  • Networking

Dual and/or Articulated Credit

  • Program completers can receive up to 22 hours college credit from the Metropolitan Community College.
  • Program completers can receive up to 6 hours college credit from Missouri State Technical College.
  • Program completers can receive up to 12 hours college credit from Missouri Western State University.

Career Opportunities

Hourly Wage

Average Salary

Computer Support Specialist

$ 14 - $ 39

$ 46,000

Computer Systems Administrator

$ 21 - $ 55

$ 76,100

Computer Programmer

$ 21 - $ 57

$ 78,000

Computer Security Specialist

$ 22 - $ 60

$ 76,000

Web Developer

$ 22 - $ 60

$ 76,000

Software Developer

$ 31 - $ 72

$ 94,000

Computer Network Architect

$ 25 - $ 68

$ 94,000

 
*Occupational Outlook Handbook, Summer 2012
 
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The "Missouri's Hot Jobs" report suggests which occupations are most likely to be in demand through 2018, according to the Missouri Economic Research Information Center (MERIC).    
 
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