Computer Science and Information Technology Education
Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) is focused on building linkages in information technology occupations for entry level, technical and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. Students will demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in data representation and abstraction; effectively design, develop, and test algorithms; demonstrate knowledge of digital devices, systems and networks; and demonstrate an understanding of the role computer science plays and its impact in the modern world. The program works in coordination with the Computer Science Division.
Students may pursue the following Career Pathways:
- Adobe Academy
- AP Computer Science
- Cisco Network Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science Principles
- Digital Design and Animation
- Game Art Design
- Network Administration
- Network Security
- Python Programming
- SAS Programming
At Midway High School, the following course are in the Computer Science and Information Technology Education area:
- Microsoft Imagine Academy Word/Powerpoint 2019
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. FBLA programs focus on leadership development, which includes essential soft skills; academic competitions; educational programs in which members create career portfolios, enhancing their knowledge with world-recognized skills certifications, and have access to select college scholarships. FBLA programs also place a strong emphasis on community service through support of the March of Dimes to help end premature births. Finally, FBLA members can build a portfolio of accomplishments with a wide range of awards programs with regional, state and national recognition.
NC FBLA State Adviser - Mary Jane Thomas
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SkillsUSA is the premier student leadership organization in the country with over 300,000 members nationwide. SkillsUSA-NC offers many activities to enrich our students, advisors, and professional members throughout the year. The activities include professional and leadership development conferences, competitions that measure both technical and employability skills, and opportunities for scholarships, employment, networking and competitive skills and leadership events are held for regional, state, national, and international levels.
Skills USA Interim Executive Director, Paul Heidepriem
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SkillsUSA — North Carolina
SkillsUSA — National
North Carolina Technology Student Association (NC TSA) is an essential element of the state's Technology Education Program. This student organization provides the opportunity for students to engage in activities directly reflecting the curriculum. Along with learning collaboration and leadership skills, students can engage in student-centered, complex tasks that are authentic and developed over an extended period. Beyond the powerful influence of the activities, participation in the NC-TSA helps transform one's program by affording both the teacher and his or her students the opportunity to learn from others by attending regional, state, and national conferences.