Academy of Information Technology


The Academy of Information Technology provides innovative teaching and learning in a technology-enriched environment. Through industry certification, project based learning, and rigorous academic studies, students are engaged in a challenging curriculum that prepares them for post-secondary education with industry validated technology skills. Academy of Information Technology students have the opportunity develop skills in cyber security, digital design, and television production. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for Gold Seal/Bright Futures scholarships.


Cyber Security

Are you intrigued by information security and cyberterrorism, one of the fasting growing areas of information technology? Do you want to protect the nation from dangerous cyberattacks against our networks, data systems and critical infrastructure?

Cybercriminals are using more sophisticated techniques than ever to attack e-commerce, global trade and digital communication including text, email and social media. Cybersecurity focuses on ways to minimize the risks of cyber theft and terrorist attacks through mitigation and prevention of online threats.

Island Coast High School Cyber Security Academy is a comprehensive four-year program where students participate in hands-on learning activities, simulations, and competitions designed to prepare them for a career in cybersecurity. They leave with knowledge and skills in computer maintenance and repair, the cybersecurity life cycle, incident handling and networking. Students are prepared to take certification exams for CompTIA’s ITF+, A+ and Networking +, the gateway certifications for careers in IT and Cybersecurity.


Digital Design

Digital Design at Island Coast includes a progression through four courses aimed at providing students with opportunities to learn design skills and concepts through real world applications. Students become familiar with industry standard software and equipment, creating a variety of design projects for screen and print, while developing 21st century skills that promote college and career readiness. For students who do not plan on pursuing a career in design, digital design coursework also provides opportunities for development of soft skills and knowledge that are applicable in other fields and subject areas. Digital design students may also obtain industry certifications in Adobe products and provide design services to the school and community, strengthening their understanding of digital design through authentic experience.


TV Production

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