Information Technology

Instructor: Sharon Cole

The Information Technology Cluster includes jobs such as computer programmer, computer engineer, software developer, web designer, and network administrator.  Employees in this field are in high demand and must have a passion for working with technology.  People who work in this field will need continuous training since the technology evolves quickly and constantly.  If you like working in an office environment, often by yourself, then explore the Information Management program of study.

OSHA 10

OSHA 10 is a 10-hour online training course "that covers critical workplace safety topics.  Entry-level employees with this certification have industry-specific knowledge and skills that help prevent injuries and keep workplaces safe and productive."  

OSHA 10 Hour Training Website

Governor’s Workforce Credential

The Governor's Workforce Credential is the highest award that a WV CTE student can earn.  Students must obtain at least a 3.0 overall GPA, earn at least 1 industry or state-approved credential, have at least a 95% attendance rate, pass 2 random drug tests, receive at least a 95% score on their CTE Portfolio, and earn a specific score on the NOCTI assessment in order to earn this honor.  

Governor's Workforce Credential (SWAY)

EVERFi

Everfi houses a variety of online courses for which students can earn certificates, including Financial Education, Health and Wellness, and College and Career Readiness.  These courses "bring real-world learning into the classroom and equip students with skills they need for success- now and in the future."

Everfi Website

NOCTI

NOCTI is the leading provider of industry credentials and resources for career and technical education (CTE) programs across the nation. With over 50 years of experience, NOCTI is a pioneer in creating customized and standardized credentialing solutions and is a valuable partner in the CTE community’s efforts to improve America’s workforce.  Some NOCTI assessment scores can be used to obtain college credit. 

NOCTI Website

For questions regarding this program of study, contact Information Technology Teacher Sharon Cole at skcole@k12.wv.us