The Academy of Information Technology has expanded its curriculum offerings, reflecting the new IT curriculum frameworks from the Florida Department of Education. All students will begin with Introduction to Information Technology in their freshman year, and will continue with required courses in Digital Information Technology and IT Systems & Applications.
Upperclassmen will have a greater choice of courses to complete the program, with year-long classes in Database Essentials, Programming Essentials, Web Development Technologies, Multimedia Technologies, Computer Networking Fundamentals, and Cyber Security Fundamentals. Online preparatory courses are aligned to each of those options, so that students can pursue industry certifications. All courses offer hands-on projects to enhance skills and comprehension, such as:
• Programming applications for mobile devices
• Constructing and programming robots
• Designing publications for print and digital media
• Troubleshooting/repairing computer hardware and software
• Building a local-area network
The four-year plan for AOIT accommodates students desiring Honors, Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement options for academic courses, while fulfilling standard college entrance requirements.