INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIALS (GBIT)

Course ID: (Fall) 163613 (Spring) 163623
 
Open to grades: 9 - 12
 
UC/CSU eligibility: This course is pending approved for “G” elective credit
 
Prerequisites: Exploring Computer Science or AP Computer Science Principles or teacher recommendation. Students must also go through an interview process that includes faculty screening and a formal interview for the position. 
 
The GBiT program (course name “IT Essentials”) is a student-run business and technology organization that provides technical services to GBHS staff and students. GBiT students will learn how to set goals, take initiative, manage time and projects, work in teams, work with clients, and evaluate their own progress and performance. Students will apply for positions in one of the following GBiT groups, which are directed by student managers: Tech (support, Training, Innovation), Web Design, Marketing and Development, or Cyber Security. Students in the Tech group will provide tech support throughout campus and may prepare to earn Comp TIA A+ Certification, students in Marketing and Development will promote GBiT, train staff on campus, and prepare for Google Certifications, students on the Web Team will develop web design skills and work on the GBHS and client sites, and students in Cyber Security will complete in the Cyberpatriot completion. Guest speakers and trainers from local tech companies will help enhance and support this business environment as students serve the GBHS campus. Through a career research project and job shadow opportunity, students will identify and explore many of the lucrative and high demand jobs throughout the world of technology.