McCann Technical School
Information Technology

Department Faculty
Richard Bergendahl
rbergendahl@mccanntech.org | Phone Ext. 155
Teacher Page
Perry Burdick
pburdick@mccanntech.org | Phone Ext: 128
Teacher Page

Information Technology (IT) is one of the most rapidly growing fields in the United States today.  As technology expands and develops at an exponential rate the need for highly qualified Information Technology specialists will continue to grow.  The overall employment in the Information Technology field is expected to increase 30% between 2008 and 2018, which is significantly higher than the national average for all other occupations.  Information Technology students engage in an intense and thorough experience that encompasses every part of the information technology profession.  This includes computer repair and maintenance, networking, programming, web-design, computer security, and resolving network issues for large corporations and businesses among many others.  IT students also gain hands-on experience with the latest developments in hardware and software technologies; including networks and operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Unix, and new-generation web-based applications.  Whether you go straight to college or enter directly into the workforce the Information Technology program is a great step towards a successful future.

FAQ’s
CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

Students completing the IT program are eligible to receive the following certifications:

  1. Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+  and Net+ certifications

The IT program is affiliated with the following professional organizations:

  1. Cisco Networking Academy
  2. Computing Technology Industry Association
CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS

The Information Technology program adheres to the State Vocational Standards set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The standards are met by following the McCann Information Technology Curriculum.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

What careers are available to people who graduate from this shop?

What careers are available with more education?

RECENT JOB PLACEMENTS
  • Compuworks
  • Picture Perfect
  • Amenitech

For more information from the U.S. Department of Labor about careers in Information Technology