Interactive and Information Technology prepares students to explore the vast areas of computer hardware, software, computer science, multimedia design, animation and technology communications. This field impacts every sector of the economy and is constantly changing to meet the demands of each industry while implementing new technologies.

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2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

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  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

Job Ideas

  • Software Developer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • IT Manager
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
Associate Degrees

  • Computer Support
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Database Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Software Development
  • Network Administration
  • Web Application Development
  • Web Visual Design
College Majors

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Networking and Telecommunications
  • Database Management
Industry Certificates

  • Cisco CCENT
  • CIW Web Foundations Associate
  • CIW Web Development Professional
  • CompTIA Project +
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Networking+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • MTA: Database Fundamentals
  • MTA: Networking Fundamentals
  • MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Next Steps:

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

Suggested District 211 Coursework – Interactive and Information Technology

 

TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING PATHWAY

Courses in bold represent the core courses in the pathway. Other courses are suggested to supplement the core course selection.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

ELECTRONICS & COMPUTER REPAIR PATHWAY

Courses in bold represent the core courses in the pathway. Other courses are suggested to supplement the core course selection.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

ARCHITECTURE, ANIMATION & ENGINEERING DESIGN PATHWAY

 

Courses in bold represent the core courses in the pathway. Other courses are suggested to supplement the core course selection.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Next Steps:

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.


After School Connections

  • Computer Club
  • Robotics Club

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Next Steps:

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

My Four-Year Plan

This is a basic overview of the minimum coursework needed for graduation.

*Graduation requirement

A minimum of eighteen academic units of credit is required for graduation. This includes the courses indicated in the above chart plus at least one credit from the Applied Technology, Art, Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences, Music or World Language Departments.

Additional information regarding requirements for graduation and college entrance:

My Four-Year Plan – Hoffman Estates High School

This is a basic overview of the minimum coursework needed for graduation.

*Graduation requirement

A minimum of eighteen academic units of credit is required for graduation. This includes the courses indicated in the above chart plus at least one credit from the Applied Technology, Art, Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences, Music or World Language Departments.

Additional information regarding requirements for graduation and college entrance:


Next Steps:

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.