Information Technology

The Information Technology Tech Prep Academy offers hands-on, real world computer and networking training. This is a two-year program with the opportunity to go on to a two or four- year college educational track with scholarship awards.

The program focuses on applications and provides the student a chance to learn skills like:

  • Application software
  • Computer networking
  • Telecommunications/electronics
  • Game design/animation and modeling
  • Network security
  • Operating systems
  • Cloud computing
  • Virtualization
  • Health IT
  • Interactive media.

Students are provided certification training for CompTIA, telecommunications, Cisco, MAC OSX, Microsoft and LPI/RedHat/Unix. Discount vouchers are also available for the certification exam. You can earn up to 12-15 college credit hours in this program.

Butler Tech is committed to keeping the curriculum current and in pace with technology in order to meet the demands of the global economy. With the experiences gained, you could get that dream job through co-op, on-the-job training that may help pay your way through college.

In this program, students will:

  • learn how to build, customize, upgrade and repair computers
  • participate in Project-Based Learning (PBL) activities. Students will build and/or design homebrew devices like seismographs, weather instruments, shortwave radio, smartphones/iPods, gaming consoles, robotics and other electronic engineering projects create a gaming/animation program, design a website or learn to program.
  • Industry-Recognized Credentials

    Students have the opportunity to earn:

    • CompTIAA+: Computer Hardware/Software Skills
    • CompTIA Net+: LAN/WAN Networking Skills
    • CompTIAServer+: Server and Administration
    • CompTIASecurity+: Computer/Network Firewalls and Security Protocols
    • CompTIALinux+: Open Source Network Operating Systems
    • Microsoft MTA: Network Operating Systems and Administration
    • VMware VCP: Cloud-Server Virtualization
    • Cisco CCNA: LAN/WAN Networking
    • BICSI ITS (Installation Training Specialist): IT Cabling Infrastructure

  • Offered at

    • Full Time  |  Junior & Senior Year
    • D. Russel Lee Campus

  • Student Organization
  • Program Costs

     BPA fee  $30
     Lab supplies  $45
     Textbooks/eBooks  TBD
     Mini-PC repair kit  varies

  • Career Outlook

    • After graduation, students can pursue careers such as:
      • Call center technician
      • Network support technician
      • Webmaster
    • With additional education, students could pursue careers such as:
      • Computer programmer
      • Network administrator
      • Software engineer
      • Technical project manager
    • Continuing their education, students could pursue college degrees in:
      • Computer engineering
      • Management information systems
      • Computer information systems
      • Technology associate degree
      • Computer science
      • Web and multimedia management
      • Information systems