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Academy of Information Technology

Is Academy of Information Technology for You?

  • Do you enjoy computers and computer-related technologies?
  • Are you motivated to earn college credit and possibly work in an internship while in high school?
  • Have the time to commit to the extra-curricular activities for AOIT at your high school?
  • Interested in IT or an IT-related career field?

About the Program

The Academy of Information Technology (AOIT), a member program of the National Academy Foundation provides a college preparatory program of study that introduces students to the broad career opportunities in today's digital workforce and equips them with the personal, analytical, technical and communication skills they need to thrive. Its missions is to prepare students to be successful in future careers in information technology. There are three possible pathways in AOIT: Computer Programming, Information Resource Design and Networking.  The AOIT is supported by an Advisory Board of professionals who serve as mentors, speakers and curriculum advisers as well as helping to provide scholarship and internship opportunities.

Sample Courses

Certifications/Awards for Completing High School Plan

  • Articulation Agreement: Earn up to nine college credits at Montgomery College through the MCPS articulation agreement by earning a B or higher in the articulated courses and completing the entire high school plan.
    How to receive articulated credit from AOIT  
  • Complete Work Based Learning Experience prior to graduation and work with industry business partners and other professionals during coursework.

Local Colleges Offering a Continuation of the Program

Montgomery College Computer Science and Information Systems

 University of Maryland, College Park

 University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus

George Mason University

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Where this Program is Offered

If this program is not available at your school, meet with your counselor to select courses that will allow you to explore your interest in these careers.

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