Information technology professionals need technical know-how in increasingly complex hardware and software applications, but they must also be creative thinkers and problem solvers able to develop the best solutions to meet customer needs. The Information Technology cluster focuses on all these necessary skills, and enables students to earn certification from industry leaders as well as college credit.
The Database Academy , offered in partnership with Oracle, focuses on the growing areas of database administration, database programming, IT consulting, IT project management and computer engineering. This two-year program also emphasizes the professional skills students need for high-quality academic and professional opportunities. Students are able to pursue the Oracle Certified Associate certification and gain college credit through the Community College of Baltimore County (19 in Information Technology, 10 in Simulation and Digital Technology and 16 in Web Technology).
The IT Networking Academy prepares students for advanced study in IT and for the first step in the Cisco career certification path. Students learn how to install and configure switches and routers in local and wide area networks, troubleshoot problems and improve network performance and security. Students can graduate with up to 20 credits from the Community College of Baltimore County.