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From conquering disease to eliminating hunger, from improving education to protecting the environment- information technology is key to finding positive solutions. Information and Communication Technology spans almost all areas of business and qualified Information and Communication Technology professionals are in high demand. With more choices and more opportunities, this is one of the fastest growing industries in California.

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Is a career in Information & Communication Technology right for you?

Information Technology professionals work on creative teams to develop cutting-edge products and solutions.

Keep computer and networks operating in a variety of industries including healthcare, education, finance and entertainment.

Explain technology to non-technology users.

A career with variety, flexibility and telecommuting.

3 Main Points

1. This pathway is among the fastest growing and highest paying sectors over the next decade

2. A range of educational pathways including military experience, professional certifications and 2 and 4-year college degrees.

3. It is important, creative, team oriented, valued, respected and flexible.

Important Skills

 Great Communication Skills

 Critical Thinking

 Deal Making and Meeting Skills

 Teaching, Mentoring, and Knowledge Sharing

 Math and Science

 Problem Solving

 Project Managment Skils

 Teamwork

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Career Advice - Computer Systems and IT

The IT Pathways lead to an expanding variety of jobs that will continue to grow and differentiate throughout your career…and this is good. It means that your training and experience will position you for many exciting new opportunities as technology and your career advances.

Technology and its Future Impact

College students and professors discuss current technology and projects and how important computing and engineering is for the future.

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Consider a Career in Information Technology

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Community College Pathway to IT and Computing Careers

Community College Pathway to IT and Computing Careers is a wonderful place to start online research into the type of person who would benefit from Information Technology courses at a community college.

Information and Communication Technologies

Information and Communication Technologies provides a great overview of employment in the IT field in California, as well as an overview of the industry, and roles of IT employees. There are education links on the site too, with a wealth of information.

Information Communication Technology and Digital Media Sector

The Information Communication Technology and Digital Media Sector site is a great resource to discover the Business Information Worker pathway being identified for students in the CA Community College system who are seeking entry-level work in the IT or related business industry. The Sector and Deputy Sector Navigators on the contact page will help answer any question you have, or find someone who will!

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