Communications and Information Systems

Programming and Software Development

Programming and Software Development

Program Instructor

  • Scott Fox

Program Rationale:

With the continuous need for skilled and knowledgeable employees in the IT industry, this pathway will help provide employees that are trained and work ready. Students will be provided with the opportunities to be in an industry setting while learning the trade and becoming work ready for successful transition into a future career or continuing their education.

Programming and Software Development Coursework:

  • CCC Info Tech Support
  • PC Suppport and Maintenance (CCC IT Essentials)
  • CCNA I Intro to Networks (CCC Cisco Cisco I)
  • Computer Programming I ( Java)
  • UNK Advanced Computer Science
  • AP Computer Science A

Program Description:

Information Technology students learn to install, configure, secure, and troubleshoot computer hardware, operating systems, network devices and application software on a variety of stand-alone and networked computers.

Each course is designed to prepare students for a specific industry certification exam. Examples of these certifications include Cisco Certified Entry Network Associate (CCENT), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNAS), and CompTIA IT Fundamentals and CompTIA A+.

Nebraska Career Clusters:

This link provides videos on industries in Nebraska related to this pathway.

Nebraska Career Clusters Video

Course Information


Each course is one semester for 2-4 semesters


  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification
  • Cisco Certified Entry Network Associate (CCENT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • OSHA 10 Hour Certification

Criterion to be considered for admission include

EXPLORE test taken as an 8th grader or Asset, Compass, or ACT Test; 2.0 grade point average; 10 absences or less; behavior record, and recommendations


IT Support Technician, Help Desk Technician, Network Systems Tech, Programming Tech

Entry Level Salary

$12 – 25 per hour depending on skill set and experience

Student Organization

  • FBLA or Skills USA


  • IT Fundamentals or CCC Introduction to Information Technology & Systems
  • Information Technology I/II (preferred Mircrosoft Office Certified)