Information Technology

 
DEVELOPING THE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL
 
Through Information Technology, students interested in computer and technology careers receive an in-depth education in computer programming, computer languages, networks and hardware, cybersecurity and online safety, while developing computing and technology skills that have real-world applications.
 
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
TRACK WILL:
• Understand the fundamentals of computer
programming and problem solving
• Comprehend how digital networks and security are
properly implemented
• Gain hands-on experience through labs
• Network with professionals in the technology field
• Gain skills that distinguish them from other students
when seeking college and professional placement

Extracurricular

Mater Dei Prep will participate in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.  CyberPatriot is a competition created by the Air Force Association in response to the lack of qualified individuals to fill thousands of critical cybersecurity jobs in finance, government and health care. CyberPatriot is designed to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to the nation's future.

During competitions, teams of high school and middle school students act as newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. Teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services. Teams compete on the state and regional level; the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, Maryland for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.