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Information & Communications Technologies

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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have expanded the need for employees who can understand, manage, and support all rapidly emerging, evolving, and converging computer, software, networking, telecommunications, Internet, programming, and information systems. Essential skills for careers in the ICT sector include understanding systems that support the management and flow of data, the ability to work well and communicate clearly with people, and the ability to manage projects efficiently.

 

The ICT sector meets national criteria for high demand, high wages, and high skills and provides students with excellent opportunities for interesting work and good pay. More than 70 percent of jobs in this sector require a bachelor's degree.  

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Information & Communications Technologies

Pathway Courses at RUSD

Students in the Software and Systems Development Career pathway prepare for careers related to computer science that involve the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and management of systems that rely on software programs to satisfy the operational needs of modern business organizations. Persons with expertise in systems development and programming are critical to support operations like electronic commerce, medical records management, retail sales and inventory management, digital entertainment, and use of energy.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

This course introduces students to the foundations of modern computing. The course covers a broad range of foundational topics.

This course meets the University of California/California State University “d” (College Preparatory Elective) entrance requirements.

Computer Science introduces students to coding fundamentals through an approachable, block-based programming language where they will have early success in creating usable apps. As students sharpen their computational thinking skills, they will transition to programming environments that reinforce coding fundamentals by displaying block programming and text-based programming side-by-side. Students will learn the power of text-based programming as they are introduced to the Python® programming language.

This course meets the University of California/California State University “d” (College Preparatory Elective) entrance requirements.

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For more career information, visit the

California Career Zone Website

Information & Communications Technologies Industry Sector

https://www.cacareerzone.org/clusters/detail/CA11