• Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Code Yellow - Schools and offices are closed. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL only must report to work.

    Today's Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology at DuVal High School Open House Information Session is rescheduled for Monday, March 26, 2018, at 6:00 PM. Please email dhsaero@pgcps.org if you have any additional questions.

    Miércoles, 21 de marzo, 2018 - Código Amarillo – Todas las escuelas permanecen cerradas. Todas las oficinas permanecen cerradas. Solamente el PERSONAL DE EMERGENCIA debe reportarse al trabajo.

    La sesión informativa abierta al público sobre Ingeniería Aeroespacial y Tecnología Aeronáutica para la Escuela Superior DuVal, programada para hoy, será reprogramada para el lunes, 26 de marzo del 2018 a las 6:00 p. m. Si tiene preguntas adicionales, por favor, envíe un correo electrónico a dhsaero@pgcps.org

  • Information Technology

    The Information Technology Program prepares students to meet the demands of the 21st century with a rigorous academic curriculum, while exposing them to the varied career paths and opportunities available in the information technology industry. Students are provided concentrated coursework in networking, computer science, web design, and interactive media production, which prepares students for post-secondary training and/or a career path in the information technology field.

    Programs of Study
    The Information Technology Program features the following two focus areas of study: 

    IT Networking (CISCO)
    IT Networking (CISCO) is a nationally recognized program that prepares students for successful careers in information technology fields such as computer network design and administration, hardware, software, and network installation, local and wide area network (LAN/WAN) management and systems engineering. Program courses are designed with the option of an applied or theoretical approach. As a result, students can earn industry certifications that are the first steps to earning the CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP) licensure.

    IT Networking, CISCO (Cybersecurity)
    Students enrolled in the IT Networking and CISCO (Cybersecurity) pathway focus on integrated computer threat detection and defense, cloud computing, data center security, identity-based network solutions, and highly secure remote access. As one of the fastest growing fields in IT and security, the pathway offers excellent career opportunities. Recommended World Languages: Arabic, Chinese, or Russian. 

    Possible Certifications

    • CompTIA A+
    • MCITP
    • MCSE Desktop Infrastructure
    • CCENT (networking technician)
    • CCNA (network administrator)
    • Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

    Possible Majors in Information Technology

    • Information Technology
    • Software Development and Design
    • Computer Science
    • Computer System Analysis
    • Networking and Telecommunications
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Computer Graphics
    • Science, Technology, and Society

    Possible Careers in Information Technology

    • Computer Support Specialist
    • Network Technician
    • Network Administrator
    • Webmaster
    • Software Designer
    • Apps Designer
    • Network Manager
    • Computer Programmer
    • Database Administrator

    Contact Information:
    Keith Hayes, Supervisor
    College & Career Readiness and Innovative Programs 
    2215 Chadwick Street
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
    Phone:  (301) 669-6012
    Fax:  (301) 669-6090