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Pathways in Network and Information Technology

Is the Pathways in Network and Information Technology Program Right for You?

  • Do you like working with computers?
  • Are you interested in network security?
  • Do you like solving problems?
  • Are you interested in information technology?

About the Program

The Pathways in Network and Information Technology program prepares students for a career in a field that is rapidly growing and is in high demand. The full-time program begins in 9th grade. In addition to a high school diploma, students will earn a free Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Cloud Computing and Networking Technology from Montgomery College. They will also obtain industry recognized Information Technology certifications and gain valuable work-based experience by participating in industry related internships.

Sample Courses

Sample Pathways in Network and Information Technology Program Pathway

Montgomery College courses in Networking, English, Fine Art, and more.  See program description at Montgomery College.

Certifications, Degrees

  • Articulation Agreement
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • A.A.S Degree, Cloud Computing and Networking Technology, Montgomery College

How to Apply

In Early October, eligible students will receive a letter from MCPS directing them to the P-TECH application link which can be found in the ParentVUE portal.  Updates and information will be provided on the Division of Consortia Choice and Applications Programs (DCCAPS) website.  


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Career Opportunities

  • Computer Service Technician
  • User Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Computer
  • Network Specialist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Network Security
  • And many more!

Where this Program is Offered

Clarksburg High School

In addition to Clarksburg High School, a limited number of students from the following high school clusters are eligible to apply: Damascus, Gaithersburg, Magruder, Northwest, Quince Orchard, PoolesvilleSeneca Valley, and Watkins Mill.