Raymond Moran
Department Head, Information Technology

Kevin Barrett
Instructor, Information Technology

The CTECS Information Technology Program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills in:

Programming/Coding/Developing, Hardware Repair and Support, Operating Systems and Platforms (AWS), Software Applications, Data & System Architecture, System Design, Digital Media

Graduates can enter a variety of high-technology positions or continue their studies at postsecondary institutions. The following occupations are achievable based on education level:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist

  • Microsoft Technology Associate

  • Adobe Certified Associate

  • Google App Certification

  • CompTIA ITF

  • Programming

  • Emmett O’Brien Information Systems Technology Program – FREE

  • Certifications obtained during program – FREE

  • Other Information Technology Programs – $$$

  • Postsecondary Education – $$$

Connecticut Technical Education and Career System’s Information Technology course breakdown by grade. Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program.

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
3 Credits 3 Credits 3 Credits 3 Credits
Exploratory and Introduction to Information Technology Intermediate Software Applications Web Design and Introduction to Networking Advanced Programming and Technical Skills

Students deciding to enter the field of Information Technology are introduced to basic concepts of computer hardware and software. Instruction is provided in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and students demonstrate beginner skills in these programs. Students will be introduced to the basics of safety, as well as equipment identification and use. The introduction to computer hardware includes knowledge of computer components and computer accessories.

In Grade 10, students demonstrate intermediate-level skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint). Students are then introduced to other Microsoft products and to Adobe and Macromedia products. Basic computer programming, accounting basics, school-to-work and job readiness skills are also introduced. Students are prepared to take Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Certification Tests. They continue to receive instruction in safety requirements and demonstrate sound safety practices.