Academy of Information Technology
About NHS AOIT
The Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) is an interdisciplinary program which prepares students for a career in Information Technology (IT). The Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) is designed for students interested in the areas of computer science, video editing, web design, programming, computer networking, and computer security and forensics.
The Academy of Information Technology is a national program established by the IT industry to develop future leaders with the skills necessary to succeed in this fast-paced growth area. The National Academy Foundation (NAF) partnership bridges the gap between the classroom and the workplace. Students will participate in job shadow days, attend field trips touring the industry, listen to experts in the field, and participate in a paid summer internship.
This Academy is a four-year program which students begin in their freshmen or sophomore* year. Academy students work together cooperatively and develop real world personal and technical skills that will make them future technology leaders. Students must complete a minimum of four credits and one summer internship while working collaboratively with our IT advisory board.
Criteria for Application/Selection
- Interest in Information Technology
- Teacher/Guidance Recommendations
- Submit Application/Essay
"Recommended" Program Schedule
Please note that students are encouraged to take more than the minimum 4 1/2 credits. Principles of IT and Intro to Computer Programming are required courses. All other courses can be taken without regard to grade level. However, students must be in at least 10th grade to be eligible for college credit. Computer programming, Digital Networks, and Computer Security and Forensics are dual-enrollment courses. College credit is available through SUNY Farmingdale.
FRESHMAN YEAR (FIRST YEAR)
Principles of Information Technology*
SOPHOMORE YEAR (SECOND YEAR)
Introduction to Computer Programming*
JUNIOR/SENIOR YEAR (THIRD & FOURTH YEAR)
SELECT TWO MORE
Digital Networks/CISCO Discovery I & II
Web Page Design
AP Computer Science A
Introduction to Cybersecurity