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    The IT Professionals program has several paths students can take related to information Technology. First year students will concentrate on Hardware, Software, and Networking basics. This includes computer repair and troubleshooting PC’s and operating systems. Students work toward earning their PC Pro & A+ Certifications in their first year. Students will also cover networking and learn basic Cisco router and switch configurations and protocols. Second year students are working toward earning their Routing and Switching certification. Students will have enough knowledge to be prepared for two-thirds of the CCNA certification. Students have access to work on their skills 24/7 through the “TestOut” website.


Program Instructor

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    Mr. Weeks began his teaching career in 2005 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

College Credit

    • Students may earn up to 17 hours of dual credit through Metropolitan Community College. Students may earn up to 19 hours of college credit through credit by exam from MCC. 
    • 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

    $ 25.13

    $ 52,270

    Web Developer

    $ 26.00

    $ 74,870

    Computer Systems Admin

    $ 40.15

    $ 83,510

    Computer Programmer

    $ 41.61

    $ 86,550

    Computer Security Specialist

    $ 47.95

    $ 99,730

    Software Developer

    $ 51.69

    $ 107,510

    Computer Network Architect

    $ 54.18

    $ 112,690

    *Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2019
    New information is now available for Missourians looking for which jobs will be "hot" this decade. The report shows that youth and adults with an interest - and skills - in science, technology, engineering, and math have many bright prospects in Missouri.
    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).