The amount of information in the world grows exponentially every day.

There is a lot more to the Information Technology field than connecting computers to networks. Our economy and our culture are driven by the collection, processing, and exchange of information. We need people capable of handling this increasingly complex task.

Are you a college bound student with strong academic skills? Boost your GPA, while boosting your career! The Advanced Information Technology (Informatics) is the only Advanced Career course offered at James Rumsey Technical Institute. Students in Advanced Career courses are guaranteed weighted credit through West Virginia’s Uniform Grading Policy 2515.

Also, students who complete the program earn the SREB (Southern Regional Educational Board) Certificate of Completion. If you are considering higher education and a career in the IT field, then Advanced Information Technology (Informatics) is the choice for you!

What you will do in this class

Build and manage databases, analyze and improve systems such as voice and video infrastructures, network security systems, programming, robotics, green technology, computer and network forensics, and GIS.  Design, implement, and test programming languages, mobile devices, gaming and digital simulations.

Skills you will learn

Designing, building, and managing information infrastructures for small to large businesses using Microsoft consumer and enterprise software.

Tools you will use

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Server 2012, Desktop Computers, Apple iPad, Android Tablets, Windows Tablets

Major Units of Study

Connecting the Digital World
Designing in the Digital World
Building the Digital World
Managing the Digital World

Court is Now in Session

Earlier this past February, the Criminal Justice class here at JRTI had mock court trials to teach the students what it would be like in a real life scenario of a court trial. The case was called "The People vs Price" and was based on a trial where Arson was the crime...
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Early Childhood Learns about the Signs of Child Abuse

On March 8th, 2017, a guest speaker showed up at James Rumsey to teach the Early Childhood Education students about child abuse and signs of child abuse. A few students asked her questions about the signs of child abuse and about Child Protective Services, while also...
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Congratulations to the Vex Robotics Teams!

Congratulations to the James Rumsey Technical Institute Vex robotics teams for making it into state competition. The state tournament begins March 11th., at Fairmont, State University. The two teams from J.R.T.I., Hufflepuff and Gryffindor, will be competing against...
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Civics Projects

On Friday March, 3rd Mrs.Christmans Honors civics classes had presented their projects. Their projects were all different and a few were really amazing but it had to do with certain events in history, after they had finished their projects they had to set them up in...
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Open House for the Second Tiny Home

On Monday, February 27, JRTI held an Open House for the second tiny home project. This is the second house built by students in the high school Carpentry class and wired by students in the high school Electrical Technician class. Mr. Lantz, The Carpentry instructor,...
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Web and Game Development Fundraiser

JRTI's Web and Game Development are selling Country Meat Beef Sticks to fund their class expenses. To order visit https://www.ciw.jamesrumsey.net or Room A8, across from the main office
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How to prepare lobster

Chef Coble taught the ProStart students how to butcher lobster, He went through the steps of how to take the lobster apart. The first thing he did was take a knife and kill the lobster. The next thing his did was remove the claws. After removing the claws he removed...
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Tiny Home Project

In June of 2016, 44 of West Virginia’s 55 counties were hit with devastating floods. 1200 homes were destroyed during this disaster. The WV Department of Education rallied 12 technical schools from around the state to build tiny homes to help those left homeless by...
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Caring for the Future

Caring for a Child can be tough, but caring for multiple children simultaneously must be a piece of cake, thats on fire, and is filled with razor blades. That was my thought before walking into the Early Childhood Development program that we have here at James Rumsey,...
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Learning CPR

The Early Childhood Education had started to learn CPR and First Aid on Tuesday the 7th and Wednesday the 8th since it’s a two-part class. On Tuesday it was just a video and questions and telling them what they should or should not do. When I was there I had learned a...
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I have gained a lot of knowledge from taking the Informatics course. My methods of learning and technical skills have become stronger. Informatics has not only refreshed my ability to learn, study, and work with databases, but has also enhanced my writing skills. Informatics has presented me with the tools to be the best I can be, and further my education by providing me with Advanced Information Technology skills.

Deborah O’Leary

class of 2016

Example Job Titles

Certified Technology Manager
IT Technician
Certified Information Professional
Certified Data Management Professional

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Contact the instructor, Ron Odom