National Career Academy Coalition Certified
The Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) is for students who wish to enter the job field with knowledge of current technology. When students enter AOIT, they learn basic skills necessary to qualify for entry level positions in the job market. Eventually, they move to advanced programs such as the Adobe and Microsoft Suite. At the end of their freshman year, the students may choose to pursue a program of study in Digital Design, Multimedia or Tech Support Services.
Once students become proficient, the academy provides them with opportunities to apply their skills and enables them to interact with business leaders within the community through job shadows, mentorships, internships, and on-the-job training (OJT).
The AOIT Academy is certified by the National Career Academy Coalition and is also certified under the Career and Profession Education Act (CAPE) offering students industry certification in Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).
This field teaches students how to run their own business and apply acquired business skills to real-life scenarios. Each year, the Entrepreneurship Business Expo tests students' ability to use their skills to create ideas and sell them in a simulated environment. Students plan and design their own business plans, then put their knowledge to use in marketing and selling their product or services as they garner a hands-on experience useful for preparing them for the real world challenges and risks of entrepreneurship.
In this field students are taught how to create layouts, design their own banners, posters, covers, edit images with advanced tools, and acquire an artistic appreciation through technology. Students are introduced to graphic art and image editing through the use of specific software such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. The course is dually productive: it teaches students to be proficient in editing through computers and to develop a perspective in art.
In this program of study, students learn how to create Web Pages/Sites that are interesting, informative, and visually appealing. They also develop the skills necessary to deal with a dynamic and fast-changing workplace. Web Design students learn to become knowledgeable with the Internet and Web software such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash. Students then have the opportunity to apply these skills as they design web pages for actual businesses within the community.
For more information on the Academy Club please vist the FBLA website.