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Information Technology

Program Description

IT careers involve the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. In addition to careers in the IT industry, IT careers are available in every sector of the economy from Financial Services to Medical Services, Business to Engineering and Environmental Services.

Students entering Computer Information Technology careers will need a solid grounding in math and science.

The Computer Information Technology Program consists of a one-year foundation level skill development in computer applications and concepts. Students in the Computer Information Technology program learn data entry, computer operations and a variety of computer software applications and are introduced to HTML coding. Additionally, students are taught the skills necessary for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. GNB Voc-Tech is a MOS authorized testing center.

Students are introduced to Windows, the Internet and World Wide Web. Students use PCs with various peripheral devices. Local Area Networks (LAN) are used. The software and hardware used in this area parallels what is encountered in industry. During sophomore year, students will specialize in one of two career areas PW and IS:

Course of Study


Programming and Web Development Foundations
Information and Support Services Foundations

Career Opportunities

Computer Graphics Specialist
Software Developer
Software Engineer
Software Programmer
Software Tester
Web Designer
Senior Web Developer
Game Designer
Web Developer

College Opportunities

New England Institute of Technology
Bristol Community College
Johnson and Wales University
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Bridgewater State University
University of Massachusetts Boston
Southern New Hampshire University
Nichols College
Bryant University
Champlain College
Franklin Pierce University
Fitchburg State University
Framingham State University