1801 Branch Street|Platte City, MO 64079Phone: 816-858-5505Fax: 816-858-3278

IT Professionals

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The IT Professionals program has several paths students can take related to information Technology. First year students will concentrate on Hardware, Software, and Networking basics. This includes computer repair and troubleshooting PC’s and operating systems. Students work toward earning their PC Pro & A+ Certifications in their first year. Students will also cover networking and learn basic Cisco router and switch configurations and protocols. Second year students are working toward earning their Routing and Switching certification. Students will have enough knowledge to be prepared for two-thirds of the CCNA certification. Students have access to work on their skills 24/7 through the “TestOut” website.

PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

Mr. Weeks

Mr. Weeks began his teaching career in 2005 as a middle school mathematics teacher. He transitioned to PITSCO as a lab instructor where he facilitated his students on numerous hands-on labs. Before coming to Northland Career Center, Mr. Weeks became certified in Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and instructed students in Design & Modeling as well as Automation & Robotics. Mr. Weeks was a robotics coach with FIRST Robotics Competition for four years at his previous school district. Mr. Weeks graduated from Missouri Western University with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Park University with a Master of Science in Education, and University of Missouri with a Educational Specialist in Technology in Schools. 

Contact Mr. Weeks
Phone: 816-858-5505 1711 
Email:weekss@platteco.k12.mo.us

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Hourly Wage

Average Salary

Computer Support Specialist

$ 25.13

$ 52,270

Web Developer

$ 26.00

$ 74,870

Computer Systems Admin

$ 40.15

$ 83,510

Computer Programmer

$ 41.61

$ 86,550

Computer Security Specialist

$ 47.95

$ 99,730

Software Developer

$ 51.69

$ 107,510

Computer Network Architect

$ 54.18

$ 112,690

*Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2019

STUDY AREAS

  • Safety

  • Diagnostics

  • Service

  • Upgrades

  • Preventative Maintenance

  • System Configuration

  • Installation

  • Customer Service

  • Microcomputers

  • Networking

COLLEGE CREDIT

  • Students may earn up to 17 hours of dual credit through Metropolitan Community College. Students may earn up to 19 hours of college credit through credit by exam from MCC.

  • Program completers can receive up to 6 hours college credit from State Technical College of Missouri.

  • Program completers can receive up to 12 hours college credit from Missouri Western State University.

CAREER TREE

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