The Digital Revolution

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


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.
Core Courses:
  • Programming
  • Information Technology
  • Visual Programming
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Information Technology Capston
Mrs. Angie Thorne, Instructor

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Mrs. Linda Whitman, Instructor

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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.
Quick Facts:
  • 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
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IT Academy at Dublin Scioto

  • 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 Dublin Scioto High School, 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.
Core Courses:
  • Information Technology
  • Programming
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Design
  • Information Technology Capstone
Mrs. Angie Walsh, Instructor

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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.
Quick Facts:
  • 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 Available
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Computer Networking & Support Technology

  • Prepare for careers in computer networking, computer support and repair, IT security.
  • Students in this program are focused on computer networking and high-demand IT careers. They prepare for this in a lab that operates on its own internal server, giving them the environment necessary to develop the skills required to succeed in the industry.
  • Students have opportunities to earn industry credentials, including the Cisco Certified Network Professional & CompTIA Network, that put them in the driver’s seat for higher wage employment upon graduation or prepare them better for further education and training.
Core Courses:
  • Information Technology
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Network Management
  • Network Security
  • Information Technology Capstone
Mr. Rick Doerr, Instructor

Rick Doerr

Mr. Rick Doerr

Program Fuel:
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than 25% growth in various computer support, networking and engineering careers through 2020.
  • Graduates of this program have found employment at Microsoft, Cardinal Health, Dell, MicroCenter, Redemtech, and more.
Quick Facts:
  • Estimated Supply/Uniform Cost: TBD
  • College Credit & Industry Credentials Available
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Interactive Media

  • Prepare for careers in public relations, branding, graphic design, web development and design, multimedia, animation, advertising, and marketing.
  • Students coming out of this program are able to learn seven different types of software and earn a bevy of industry credentials that will prepare them for exciting careers in PR, marketing, advertising, social media.
  • Students are able to learn alongside industry professionals and in a lab setting with other students who have the same love for design, software, coding, web development, creative endeavors, gaming, and more.
Core Courses:
  • Creating & Editing Digital Graphics
  • Design Techniques
  • Multimedia/Image Management Techniques
  • Web Design
Mrs. Cheri Mullins, Instructor

Cheri Mullins

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Program Fuel:
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an average growth of 11% in web developer, multimedia, and graphic design careers through 2020.
  • Student go on to study at Columbus State, Clark State, Shawnee State, and through the U.S. Military’s interactive media program.
Quick Facts:
  • Estimated Supply/Uniform Cost: TBD
  • College Credits & Industry Credentials Available
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