Students who participate in SUNY Adirondack Career Academy's Information Technology (IT)/Computer Networking Pathway will be dually enrolled in high school and SUNY Adirondack Wilton Center as non-matriculated students. Half of the day will consist of college courses on SUNY Adirondack’s Wilton Center; the other half will include Regents level courses at the student’s high school.
The college portion of this two-year, half-day sequence for high school juniors and seniors will be co-taught by SUNY Adirondack professors and a WSWHE BOCES Career and Technical Education instructor. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fundamentals will be taught in a connected, collaborative environment using project-based learning.
Each student will be provided with a laptop, notebook, or tablet, for a 1:1 technology experience. Students will also receive hands-on experience using state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing equipment.
During college breaks, students who participate in the SUNY Adirondack Career Academy will have the opportunity to participate in internships or job shadowing experiences with local business owners.
At the end of the two-year program, a successful student will have earned up to 28 college credits, four nationally recognized industry certifications, a Regents diploma, and valuable internship experience.