Information Technology

    The field of Information Technology uses computer technology and other telecommunication equipment to organize, transfer, and manipulate data for businesses or other organizations. IT workers focus on the nittygritty of computer technology, and must be familiar with software coding, hardware functionality, and communication of those to customers.

    Courses We Offer:

    • Intro to Networking
    • Networking I
    • Networking II
    • Software Development
    • Senior Career Project


    Information Technology Careers

    Information technology plays a role in nearly every business operating in Alabama, and many businesses consult IT workers for various reasons that can help streamline their operations. WCCT gives students a foundation to build upon in any of the many applications of information technology.

    Useful Traits

    • Discipline
    • Communication
    • Broad Experience
    • Adaptability to Change

    Things You Will Learn

    • Customer Service Principles
    • Computer Principles
    • Data Storage Methods
    • Mathematics

    Certification Offered:

    Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)- Networking Fundamentals

    Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)- Security Fundamentals

    Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

    • SkillsUSA
    • Robotics

    College: Calhoun Community College

    Calhoun CC in Decatur, AL, offers an Associate’s of Applied Science Degree as well as several certificates under the title of Computer Information Services.

    Calhoun CC has no minimum grade or score requirements for students who earn the Alabama High School Diploma, but all students must complete the COMPASS Placement Test prior to admission.


    • Assoc. of Applied Science:    Cost: $9103  -  Credit Hours: 64
    • Short Term Certificate:        Cost: $1293 or $1719  -  Credit Hours: 9 or 12

      *cost only accounts for credit hours



    Employment Opportunities

    • Computer Operator
      • Education: Associate’s Degree
      • Median Wage: $19.03/hr, $39590/yr
      • Certification: Certified Internet Web Professional, and others
    • Computer Systems Analyst
      • Education: Associate’s Degree
      • Median Wage: $39.76/hr, $82710/yr
      • Certification: American Society for Quality, and others
    • Database Administrator
      • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
      • Median Wage: $38.60/hr, $80280/yr
      • CCertification: Certified Internet Web Professionals, and others 

    On The Job Training

    Ask your career coach, counselor or instructorfor options to gain real world experience in this field.



    O*NET, Job #49-3023.02




    Information taken from the Alabama State Department of Education

    Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development

    Section and from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Onet Online.

    Director: Chris McCullar

    Asst. Director: Kristi Cain

    Counselor: Kelli Adkins

    Career Coach: Shawna McCullar

    Phone: 205-387-0519

    Fax: 205-384-5170

    Walker County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Ref: Sec. 1983, Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C.; Title VI and VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sec. 504; Age Discrimination in Employment Act; The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008: The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Walker County Board of Education, P.O. Box 311, Jasper, AL 35502 Phone: 205-387-0555