Innovation is the cornerstone of the evolving economy. In a world of technological advancements, new ideas and new creations, students who enjoy living life on the cutting edge will find endless possibilities. Technology in Career and Technical Education (CTE) is all about exploring where high-tech meets hands-on. So buckle-up and start innovating!
We encourage you to explore the programs listed below that Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) offers within the field of Technology.
Seminole County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that students have the skills, experiences and education needed to excel in tomorrow's economy. With local and national emphasis on the economic importance of manufacturing, SCPS has partnered with regional employers and community leaders to create the district’s first Career & Professional Education (CAPE) Academy in High-Tech Manufacturing at Lake Mary High School.
The manufacturing program will serve as an innovation space where students are empowered to identify opportunities, design solutions, build prototypes, produce multiple copies, and improve the product through quality processes, all while learning key principles of advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, and entrepreneurship.
The Advanced Manufacturing Program is offered at Lake Mary High School and has transfer options.
- Inventory Coordinator (Average Salary $39,250)
- Manufacturing Process Engineer (Average Salary $64,170)
- Manufacturing Technician (Average Salary $44,120)
- Production Manager (Average Salary $64,180)
- Production Planner (Average Salary $51,870)
Compromise. Breach. Intrusion. When a data network or computer system is exposed or exploited, the result can be catastrophic to both business and industry. That’s why information security has grown into its own field—one that provides critical protection of information assets from unauthorized disclosure or modification and accidental or intentional loss of data.
The Cybersecurity program prepares you for a red hot career protecting valuable data from security threats and hackers. By completing this program of study, students will be prepared to plan, coordinate, and implement security measures for information systems. They will have the confidence to regulate access to computerdata files and prevent unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure of information.
The Cybersecurity Program is offered at Lake Howell High School and has transfer options.
- Computer Research Scientist (Entry Level Wage $26/hour, Average Wage $41/hour)
- Information Security Analyst (Entry Level Wage $27/hour, Average Wage $41/hour)
- Network Systems Administrator (Entry Level Wage $26/hour, Average Wage $38/hour)
Information technology employees are in a growing and always changing field. People in the IT field work with computer hardware, software, multimedia, or network systems. They also design new computer equipment, repair or connect systems, or work on new computer games.
Employment numbers are already high within the tech industry, but IT is expected to be one of the fastest growing fields through 2022. Opportunities are endless for those who enjoy creating, powering, and supporting our electronics and information systems.
The information technology industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial field that continues to have a revolutionary impact on the economy and on the world.
IT Career Pathways are offered at Crooms Academy of IT and has transfer options.
- Computer Systems Analyst (Average Salary $56,070)
- Database Administrator (Average Salary $68,840)
- Help Desk/Tech Support (Average Salary $37,990)
- IT Director (Average Salary $101,395)
- Network Engineer (Average Salary $66,560)
Modeling and Simulation
Florida companies are building simulation and training systems for defense, medical, entertainment, education, and other sectors. Hagerty High School’s Program of Emphasis in Modeling, Simulation and Analysis provides students with a broad understanding of the many aspects of Modeling and Simulation that make this field so exciting. Students in this program develop the necessary skills and to utilize industry tools to solve real world problems.
The field of modeling and simulation requires skills in innovation, technology, and design. It takes patience and practice, but the effort is worth the result. Every time you make a new model, animation, or game, you start with a blank slate and you turn that empty space into something beautiful and amazing!
Modeling and Simulation is offered at Hagerty High School and has transfer options.
- Computer Programmer (Average Salary $55,750)
- Mathematician (Average Salary $77,050)
- Modeling Analyst (Average Salary $68,290)
As the demand for awareness and knowledge about sustainability and alternative energy increases, the Renewable Energy Program of Emphasis at Winter Springs exposes students to emerging technologies related to energy. The program provides an overview of renewable and nonrenewable energy resources reflecting how energy impacts the environment and the economy from regional, state, national and global perspectives. Extensive hands-on laboratory activities are vital components of the curriculum. Students will learn about the production of electrical energy from wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources. Graduates may begin their careers as electricians or electrical energy technicians in the wind, biofuels, hydrogen, solar, energy auditing, photovoltaic, or energy management segments of the electrical energy industry. Advanced electricians / technicians will be needed to design, install, troubleshoot, repair, maintain, automate, and monitor equipment associated with electrical and renewable energy systems.
Renewable Energy Program is offered at Winter Springs High School and has transfer options.