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Information Technology

MMSD Career pathways are a series of connected education, experiential learning, and support strategies aimed at helping students personalize and achieve their own educational and career goals.

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The Information Technology Program of Study offers a sequence of courses specifically designed to prepare students for employment and postsecondary options in information support and services, network systems, programming and software development, web and digital communications, journalism and broadcasting, telecommunication, visual arts, and other related industries.

The earlier a student begins this sequence, the more opportunities students will have to explore fully the educational and community options available. Course fees may vary at the high schools.

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  • Digital Technologies
  • Bits & Bytes: Computer Media
  • Business Technologies 1
  • Business Technologies 2
  • Introduction to Computer Programming -
  • Computer Hardware Essentials
  • Networking Essentials
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Sciences
  • Family and Consumer Sciences

Experiential/Work-based Learning Options.

  • Job- Shadowing
  • Career Internship
  • Youth Apprenticeship: Information Technology

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Early College/Dual Credit Opportunities

  • Computer Hardware Essentials
  • Computer Hardware and Software Essentials
  • Business Technologies - Microsoft Excel
  • Business Technologies - Microsoft Word
  • Business Technologies - Microsoft Access
  • Business Technologies - Microsoft Powerpoint
  • IT Security Awareness
  • Social Media, Madison College
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Math/Computer Science
  • Computer Science Principles

Career & Technical Student Organizations

DECA  and Future Business Leaders of America - The competitions that students participate in are directly related to classroom curriculum.

Industry Certificates For High School Students

  • IC3 (Internet Core Computing)
  • MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) - any two
  • Coop Skill Certificates
  • Wisconsin Youth Leadership Certificate
  • Wisconsin Employability Skills Certificate

Post Secondary Options

Explore in and out-of-state options in Web Software Developer, Data Specialist, Front End Developer, Web Software Developer, Web & Digital Media Design, Mobile Applications Developer, Web Development and Design Specialist, Information System Security, Web Designer, System Administration Specialist, and others.

MMSD Graduation Requirements

Students need 22 credits to earn their diplomas. In addition, students need to pass the State of Wisconsin Civics Exam.

  • English: 4 credits
  • Math: 3 credits
  • Social Studies: 3 credits
  • Science: 3 credits
  • Physical Education: 1.5 credits
  • Health: .5 credits
  • Financial Literacy: Complete a course
  • Humanities: 1 credit
  • Civics Exam: Must Pass
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Xello - MMSD Career Exploration Platform

As an MMSD student, you can explore all the six career paths (2 & 4 Year College, Apprenticeship, Job Training, Job/Employment, Military, and Gap Year) through Xello. Create an account today and find out which path is right for you!

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