CT Ed Tech: Academy for Information Technology

Stamford Academy for Information Technology:

The Stamford Academy for Information Technology (AIT) is designed to give students in grades 9-12 a decided edge upon graduation from high school, whether they are looking to secure high-paying jobs or gain admittance to competitive colleges. AIT provides hands-on learning opportunities with the latest technology, and allows students opportunities for internships, certification, and college credit.

In addition to traditional content areas enhanced through the use of technology, students at AIT can choose from several specialty areas:

  • PC Technology: Students learn how to assemble and repair computers, analyze and diagnose problems and upgrade and maintain computer systems. This course prepares students to take the A+ certification exam.
  • Applications Technology: In this broad-based course, topics range from systems planning, operations, and implementation. Key elements include Web design, database management, programming, systems analysis, and project management.
  • Networking: This four semester Cisco Networking Academy course, which prepares students to take the CCNA exam, emphasizes how to design, build, and maintain a computer network. From patch cords to routers, studetns will learn how computers "Talk" to each other in order to support national and global organizations.
  • Architecture and engineering (Fall 2001): Starting in September 2001, students at AIT can take courses that will prepare them for technology careers in design and manufacturing.

For more information about the Stamford Academy for Information Technology, visit their web site at http://www.geocities.com/aitweb2000/ or contact Dr. Christine Casey, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction for Stamford Public Schools, ccasey@ci.stamford.ct.us.

Content Last Modified on 2/21/2003 8:48:39 AM