Information Technology

The information Technology Academy is a competency-based training program designed to ensure graduating students have demonstrated knowledge and skills essential to the development, implementation, and use of computer hardware, software, services, and infrastructure. The Information Technology field in positions such as application developer, computer programmer, database administrator, network administrator, security specialist, etc. The combination of skills gained through this academy is highly transferrable to technical jobs in many industry sectors.

Job Outlook


Real World Experience

  • Job-shadow or internship
  • Work Seminar / Employment Skills

Choose at Least Three of the Following Foundational Required Courses

  • Word Processing / Keyboarding I
  • Introduction to Computer Technology
  • Web Design & Application / Coding
  • Computer Applications (MOS Certification
  • Robotics

Recommended Courses and Activities

  • College Problem Solving & Computer Science
  • College Introduction to Business
  • Technical Writing
  • Basic Accounting
  • Criminal & Civil Law
  • Word Processing/Keyboarding II
  • Drafting I through CAD
  • College Financial Literacy
  • Electricity & Electronics
  • Global Perspectives

Career Options

Network/Computer Systems Administrator – Description: Install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and internet systems. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability
Average Pay: $32 – 48/hour

Software Developer – Description: Research, design develop, and test operating systems-level software, compliers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing application.
Average Pay: $41-62/hour

Computer Systems Analysts – Descriptions: Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.
Average Pay: $34-53/hour

Job Skills

  • Listening Skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Problem-solving Skills
  • Time Management
  • Honesty and Integrity

Work Seminar

Work Seminar is an on-campus business course used in conjunction with internship and Work-Based Learning experiences. Students interested in obtaining high school credit through Interning should register for Work Seminar. This course gives students the opportunity to explore various careers and build essential foundational skills in the areas of problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking. Aptitude and personality analysis are explored along with work safety, resume building, interview preparation, and budgeting. Soft skills taught throughout the course include: responsibility at the workplace, taking initiative, reliability, workplace ethics, and communication skills.

Kevin Voeller

Kevin Voeller

Kevin Voeller graduated from Sacred Heart High School in East Grand Forks, MN. Kevin attained his bachelor’s from Valley City State University and has taught in Langdon, ND, and Walker, MN. His Bemidji High School career began in 2017 as a Business Education instructor and football coach. He has taught Keyboarding, Accounting, Law, Personal Finance, and Computer Applications so far at Bemidji. Kevin has taught numerous other classes and clubs over his teaching career and looks forward to bringing new opportunities to the students at Bemidji High School!

Business and Industry Experience/Partners

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