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Information Technology (CTE Career Cluster)

The Mission of Information Technology Education:

To build linkages to Information Technology occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia, communication, and systems integration services


To Accomplish this Mission:


The complete Information Technology education program will support students:

  • Through high quality classroom and laboratory instruction

  • Development of premier leadership, personal growth, and career success

  • Enhanced opportunity to build career skills

We aspire for excellence as we recruit, prepare and encourage individuals to pursue life skills through Information Technology education.

We serve the community and inform them about Information Technology, the needs, opportunities and challenges, as well as provide life long career skills.


Information Technology programs will respond to community needs and Kansas' IT needs. It should prepare students to enter the workforce and to participate as leaders, innovators, and managers in a global economy.

Information Technology Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. - See more information on The 16 Clusters Website.


Statewide Articulation Agreements

Statewide articulation agreements have been developed for all clusters. To see those available for this cluster's pathways, click on the following link.
Statewide Articulation AgreementsLink

Wage & Employment Information

The following documents highlight occupational outlook within the areas named in the title of the document based on the 2012-2022 Kansas Occupational Outlook Study and the 2015-2016 National Employment Occupational Outlook Handbook. Click on each title to open.

Information Technology
Network Systems

Information Technology
Programming and Software Development

Web and Digital Communications
Nikk Nelson
(785) 296-7285

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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