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. Second year students will also cover networking and learn basic Cisco router and switch configurations and protocols. Second year students are working toward earning their Network Pro 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.



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:[email protected]



Hourly Wage

Average Salary

Computer Support Specialist



Network Support Specialist



Computer Programmer



IT Architect



IT Security Analyst



Software Developer 



Information Systems Manager



*Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021


  • Safety

  • Diagnostics

  • Service

  • Upgrades

  • Preventative Maintenance

  • System Configuration

  • Installation

  • Customer Service

  • Microcomputers

  • Networking


Students may earn up to 12 dual credit hours from Metropolitan Community College and up to 9 dual credit hours from the University of Central Missouri. Students may also earn 12 articulated college credit hours from Missouri Western State University.


Students may earn TestOut PC Pro, TestOut Network Pro, CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network Plus.


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