Although there is no single, universal definition of ICT, the term is generally accepted to mean all devices, networking components, applications and systems that combined allow people and organizations (i.e., businesses, nonprofit agencies, governments, and criminal enterprises) to interact in the digital world. The latter is commonly referred to as digital literacy.
Unlike traditional Information Technology (IT), ICT is the backbone and infrastructure which enables all forms of modern computing and includes key elements of computers, computing, electronic-commerce, data analytics, telephony and communications technologies across a variety of industry orientations and solution domains.
In addition to component discussions, the ICT pathway includes a variety of labs and class exercises tied to problem solving and solution design. Students will work on projects incorporating such technologies as smartphones, smart buildings, digital TVs, telephony, robotics, security systems and the Internet of Things (IOT).
Coursework in the ICT pathway allows students to explore and develop solutions associated with a variety of “grand challenges” spanning an array of industry, societal, research and engineering issues, some of which involve discussions with industry partners and mentors often affording students actual hands-on work assignments and after school projects.
ICT’s importance to economic development and business growth has been so impactful that it has been credited with ushering in what many have labeled the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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- Open to all 9th-12th graders
Become an Apple genius! The Apple Certified Mac & iOS Technician course is designed for students who have experience with Apple computers, offering the same curriculum used to train Geniuses in Apple Stores. Students who succeed in this class will be able to take certification exams assessing their knowledge of the following devices: MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro and more. Students passing these official Apple certifications will be eligible to apply to work on the Innovation Center Tech Team.
- Open to all 9th-12th graders
What is “the cloud”? What happens when you use “the cloud”? Did you know that you are using the cloud when you watch your favorite Netflix show, scroll through your Instagram feed, or use Google?
This course will open your eyes to the foundations of the future! Leveraging coursework by Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy, students will learn about the cutting edge of technology infrastructure. Student will explore:
- The core concepts of cloud computing including services, security, architecture, and more
- The business case for cloud computing
- Emerging technology use cases enabled by cloud
- How cloud computing has evolved
Even though this course does not require any prior cloud computing or programming experience, by the end of the semester, you will have created your own AWS Academy Cloud account and gained hands-on experience setting up a cloud service. This course prepares you to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam at the end of the semester. This will help you gain a competitive advantage in this high-demand industry and can lead to opportunities for higher-level industry certifications.
*Industry Certificate Available*
The tech team works in an after school lab setting to repair Apple products for the District. They also do contract work for the community around various technologies. We currently have 22 Apple certified technicians that are employed in the Innovation Center lab.