Career Technical Education

Information & Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have expanded the need for employees who can understand, manage, and support rapidly emerging, evolving, and converging computer, software, networking, telecommunications, Internet, programming, and information systems. Essential skills for careers in the ICT sector include understanding systems that support the management and flow of data, the ability to work well and communicate clearly with people, and the ability to manage projects efficiently. The ICT sector meets national criteria for high demand, high wages, and high skills and provides students with excellent opportunities for interesting work and good pay.

Department & Programs Offered

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

  • Computer Networking and System Administration
  • Computer Support Specialist

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Computer Applications / Business Technology (CABT)

  • Computer Applications / Business Technology A.S. Degree
  • Business Information Worker Certificate

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Horticulture (HORT)

  • Agricultural Technology

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Job Market

Typical Position / Salary Per Year*

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
    $77,810
  • Computer Network Support Specialist
    $62,250
  • Computer User Support Specialist
    $48,620
  • Agricultural Technician
    $36,480
  • Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
    $60,838

  • *Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Statistics for Santa Cruz County, 2014 First Quarter Wages.

    Occupational & Career Information

    Search for an occupation by keyword in California or Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties and get wages and job outlook.)

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