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Students studying programs in this area at Tolles focus on planning, organizing, supporting and developing information technology and big data.

Programs: Code U - Information Technology - Computer Networking & Support Technology

Code U at Hilliard City Schools

  • Students prepare for careers in the high-demand fields of information technology, programming, and software development.
  • Any student in Hilliard City Schools can enroll in this career-technical satellite program offered at both Bradley and Davidson High Schools
  • Students have opportunities to earn industry credentials that can prove valuable after high school in this job sector. IT, coding, software, and programming careers are among the most sought after in today’s workforce. The skills developed in this program also provide a head start for students interested in pursuing further education in college.
Program Fuel:
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than 25% growth in various computer support, networking and engineering careers, 20% growth for web developers, and 7% growth for multimedia animators and graphic designers through 2020.
  • Students can go on to study at The Ohio State University, Columbus State, Clark State, or any college they prefer, or they could find employment right out of high school at wages in the $16-20 range.
Core Courses Quick Facts:
  • Programming
  • Information Technology
  • Visual Programming
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Information Technology Capstone
  • These courses are taught as electives within the Hilliard City School District at both Davidson H.S. and Bradley H.S.
  • College Credits & Industry Credentials Available


IT Academy at Emerald Campus

  • Students prepare for careers in the high-demand fields of information technology, programming, and software development.
  • Any student in Dublin City Schools can enroll in this career-technical satellite program housed at Emerald Campus, part of a Straight A Grant and partnership that includes Tolles, Dublin City Schools, Columbus State, and the City of Dublin.
  • Students enrolled in the IT Academy will be in the unique position of being able to take certification exams for 10 industry credentials, including Oracle Certified Associate, Microsoft Academy Fundamental, and Microsoft Technology Associate, to name a few.
Program Fuel:
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than 25% growth in various computer support, networking and engineering careers, 20% growth for web developers, and 7% growthfor multimedia animators and graphic designers through 2020.
  • Students can continue their studies at any college, including Columbus State and The Ohio State University, while being able to explore internships through the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center. Students can also enter the workforce directly with an expected job paying $16-20/hour.
Core Courses Quick Facts:
  • Information Technology
  • Programming
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Design
  • Information Technology Capstone
  • This program is part of a Straight A Grant collaboration between Tolles, Dublin City Schools, Columbus State, and the City of Dublin.
  • College Credits & Industry Credentials Availabl


Computer Network & Support Technology

Are you a problem solver wanting to make a difference? If so, Tolles can help you turn your interests into an exciting ever-evolving, technical career in a variety of high-demand fields like Network Engineering, Cyber Security and IT Support. You’ll:

  • Develop the skills necessary to succeed in the industry in our on-campus, state-of-the-art lab
  • Learn how to install and configure software programs and provide support and training
  • Learn how to operate and maintain computer systems
  • Develop technical knowledge of IT project planning methodology
  • Learn how to design, implement and troubleshoot network infrastructures
  • Optional internships during your senior year
  • Learn how to implement security for computer and network systems

What can you do with a Computer Network  & Support Technology education from Tolles?
With great job placement and continued education opportunities, Tolles gives you the foundation you need for success in the fast-paced computer network and IT industry. Learn the skills you need for high-demand IT careers and education opportunities.

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You’ll have the opportunity to earn industry credentials, including Cisco Certified Network Associate and AWS Cloud Practitioner, that will better prepare you to further your education and training.

Your education with Tolles can set you up to be anything from computer support technician to engineer to IT security expert. Your certifications and possible internship experience will help you land the job you are looking for and set you up for higher-wage employment.

Core Courses
  • Information Technology
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Network Management
  • Network Security
  • Information Technology Capstone
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