The Early Career Academy curriculum is designed to teach secondary students the skills and knowledge needed to perform in entry-level, career focused positions in Information Technology.
A goal of the Early Career Academy is to help students prepare for growth and change. The curriculum and instructional design are focused on improving critical thinking, technical, and social skills. The curriculum is designed to teach students practical skills and knowledge used today in a wide variety of businesses and organizations. The curriculum blends traditional academic content with applied learning concepts, a portion of which is devoted to practical study in a lab environment. Student Professional Experiences (SPEs) and project-based learning are used to help students prepare to apply skills in a variety of entry-level, career-focused positions related to their field of study.
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While many secondary schools offer “Computer Maintenance”, Early Career Academy offers networking as a career option in which students also study “Computer Maintenance” and should be able to earn the A+ Certification.
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While many secondary schools offer “Web Development”, Early Career Academy offers “Web Development” in the first year and “Java Software” in the second year as two career option in Software Engineering. Several of our students have secured Web Developer Certifications from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Student may elect to earn certifications from Oracle in Java Software Engineering after completing their second year.