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Contact Information

CTE Dean: Gerlinde Brady
Phone: 831.477.5672
Address: 6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
CTE Coordinator: Leslie De Rose
Phone: 831.479.6560
Address: 6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
  • students at cis lab with servers
  • students in cis class
  • students collaborating on computer
  • strawberries growing in greenhouse

Information & Communication Technology
Career Pathway

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have expanded the need for employees who can understand, manage, and support rapidly emerging, evolving, and converging computer, software, networking, telecommunications, Internet, programming, and information systems. Essential skills for careers in the ICT sector include understanding systems that support the management and flow of data, the ability to work well and communicate clearly with people, and the ability to manage projects efficiently. The ICT sector meets national criteria for high demand, high wages, and high skills and provides students with excellent opportunities for interesting work and good pay.

Departments & Programs

Department Programs Offered  
Computer Information Systems (CIS) Computer Networking and System Administration
Computer Support Specialist
Contact Department
Computer Applications / Business Technology (CABT)

Computer Applications / Business Technology
A.S. Degree

Business Information Worker Certificate

Contact Department
Horticulture (HORT) Agricultural Technology Contact Department

Job Market

Typical Position Median Salary*
Network and Computer Systems Administrator $77,810
Computer Network Support Specialist $62,250
Computer User Support Specialist $48,620
Agricultural Technician $36,480
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $60,838

*Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Statistics for Santa Cruz County, 2014 First Quarter Wages.

Occupational & Career Information
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