IT student

High School

Three-Year Programs

Information Technology: 3-Year Program

Program Overview

Butler Tech’s Information Technology program offers a hands-on curriculum designed to prepare students for a variety of tech-driven careers. In 10th grade, students begin with foundational courses like Operational Technology, which provides essential skills and knowledge about Safety, and Computer Hardware, where they learn the nuts and bolts of computer maintenance. As they move into 11th grade, the focus shifts to more specialized skills like Operating System Management and Computer Software diving into Web and Network Design to understand the intricacies of online and networked environments.

Personalized Capstone

The Information Technology program culminates during the 12th-grade year with a Personalized Capstone Experience, providing an authentic, real-world application of all the skills and knowledge gained throughout the program. This capstone offers an avenue for cooperative education or apprenticeships, giving students the opportunity to master the technical skills required in the industry and experience hands-on, authentic learning opportunities.

College Tech Prep Program

Information Technology combines college-like instruction with hands-on activities to prepare students for the technical occupations of the future, providing a pathway to an associate degree or beyond. College Tech Prep programs provide advanced skills in math, science, communication, and technology.

Graduate from high school career-ready and college-prepared. Earn field credentials on an individualized basis, and the option to earn college credits to apply toward a college degree.


Inspire and guide others toward shared goals through effective communication, decision-making, and ethical influence.

Collaborate and unite individuals toward common objectives through effective communication, cooperation, and shared efforts.

Problem Solver
Identify and resolve challenges by employing analytical thinking, innovative solutions, and proactive problem-solving techniques.



People interested in this work love technology and have a willingness to learn. They do well at jobs that need:

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Integrity

Career Pathways

  • Application Specialist
  • Cable Installer
  • Computer Repair Technician
  • IT Manager
  • Network Administrator
  • Programmer
  • Web Designer/Developer


Program Highlights

Industry Overview

Information Technology careers are all about problem-solving, creativity, and applying knowledge to the newest tech gadgets. Due to rapid growth in cloud computing and public concern about information security, the demand for this field is high and growing. Use your skills for innovation and troubleshooting to shape our digital culture in an IT career.

Course Work

  • Operational Technology
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Web & Network Design
  • Personalized Capstone Experience

Butler Tech has a unique partnership with local businesses, offering students hands-on opportunities like:

  • Job co-op experiences
  • Job shadowing
  • Internship
  • On-the-job-training


Students will have the opportunity to pursue credentials in the following areas:

  • Manufacturing
  • Programming
  • Robotics
  • Welding