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Citizens High School
IT Academy

Learn and apply your IT knowledge

IT Academy: Earn high school credit while preparing for industry certifications and applying your IT knowledge to real-world scenarios

Reasons why enrolling in the Citizens High School Information Technology Academy online high school courses is right for you:

CHS Information Technology High School Courses Program Benefits

  • CHS offers one of the largest selections of IT courses to choose from any high school in the United States
  • CHS IT courses are built on three fundamental principles: knowledge development, real-world application, and support industry certification
  • Engaging courses designed by subject matter experts in their respective fields of study
  • Mobile courses that can be viewed from your cell phone with an available internet connection

Prepare for Tech Industry Certifications!

The CHS certification prep courses prepares students to earn industry certifications that will make the student more desirable to colleges and future employers. In fact, 36.9% of IT professional claimed certifications helped them perform complex tasks more confidently, and 23% of Microsoft Certified technologies reported receiving up to a 20% salary increase upon earning their certification. To see how you can earn your certification follow the steps below:

  1. Research your area of interest and see which certifications you will most likely need.
  2. Sign up for those prep courses with CHS.
  3. Once Completed with the course, sign up for the exam (cost of exam not included in tuition). Links to sign up can be provided to the student upon completion of course.

CHS Course Overview


This course in 3D Modeling is a great place to start as it is the foundation for all these career paths. Gain a deeper understanding of graphic design and illustration as you use 3D animation software to create virtual three-dimensional design projects. Hone your drawing, photography, and 3D construction techniques and develop the skills needed to navigate within a 3D digital modeling workspace.

You will learn how to use animation tools to conceptualize and bring your creations to life. You’ll learn the ins and outs of creating 2D and 3D animation, from start to finish. You’ll even begin working on our own design portfolio and get hands on experience with creating your own animation projects.

Does your love of video games motivate you to pursue a career in this field? Pursue your passion by learning about the principles of game design through the stages of development, iterative process, critiques, and game development tools. Put these new skills to work by designing your own game!

Building on the prior prerequisite course, use your creativity to develop a game from start to finish! Develop your game creation skills and practice with the tools professionals use to launch your career options in the field of game design. The content of this course also applies to certification exams.

Learn about the elements that make impressive media, such as typography, color theory, design, and manipulation. Explore careers to apply your digital media skills and find your place in this fast-paced and exciting field!

Building on the prior prerequisite course, polish your digital media skills and learn all about web design. Incorporate your ideas into websites and dabble in the basics of marketing to understand how your work is used. Finally, explore the world of podcasts and audio editing to construct a solid foundation from which you can pursue a career!

Explore how you can develop webpages that embed different media and interactivity for excellent user experience through programming languages such as HTML and CSS. Examine trends and opportunities, education requirements, student organizations, and industry certification options. It’s your turn to start designing websites and experiences for digital media consumers.

Cybersecurity & Networks

You’ll learn about the various parts of your computer, how they work together, and how you can manipulate them to keep your data safe. You’ll also dive into the tools, technologies, and methods that will help protect you from an attack and discover the many opportunities in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity.

Unmask the cybersecurity threats around you by understanding hackers and identifying weaknesses in your online behavior. Learn to avoid the various types of cyberattacks, including those to your social media accounts, and to predict the potential legal consequences of sharing or accessing information that you do not have rights to. Dig into these crimes in depth by taking a look at cyber forensics and other cybersecurity careers. In a world where such threats have no boundaries, cybersecurity will undoubtedly play an increasingly larger role in our personal and professional lives in the years to come.

Students will learn about computer hardware, Von Neumann architecture, peripherals, and maintenance as well as data management and storage options. Learners will trace the history of operating systems and application software while also exploring network systems, administration, and troubleshooting. Finally, students will dive into word processing, spreadsheets, and databases to cement their knowledge of information technology!

Building on the prior prerequisite course, you will gain further knowledge of information technology. Starting with an overview of programming, algorithms, and compilers, students will then learn the basics of webpage design and creating graphics. You will also explore security and cybercrime, emerging technologies, presentation software, and intellectual property laws. Finally, you will prepare for the future by discovering various careers in this field and planning your education!

Learn what information security is, hackers, viruses, spyware, network systems, identifying potential vulnerabilities, protecting against attacks, and creating a disaster and response plan if breaches do occur. Could you be the security specialist that stops the next cyberattack?

Start exploring the fundamentals of networking, learning about the different parts of a computer and hardware, network operating systems, and understanding how common network devices can be connected. You’ll get hands-on to explore different types of cables used to create networks – and even make cables in wired networking activities. Get started with your introduction to networking!

Programming & Coding

In Coding 1a: Introduction to Programming, you will explore the role technology plays in our lives as well as study the fundamentals of computer science, review hardware and software, and learn how the internet functions. You will also discover how to create and build your own website using HTML and CSS and learn basic and complex commands and sequences as you become familiar with programming languages like JavaScript and Python Programming.

In this course, you will continue to cultivate an understanding of programming languages and expand on website development. You will learn the difference between web development and web application development as well as further explore Advanced Python, HTML, and JavaScript. You will also examine software engineering concepts, learn more about security, privacy, and ethics in technology, and explore the wide variety of careers in computing.

Have you ever wondered how your favorite software is created? Explore the software development life cycle from start to finish while developing your own programming skills with Python. Explore the power of data and algorithms along with their influence upon the world.

Building on the prior prerequisite course, discover how programming can solve a vast array of problems! Plan and develop a problem-solving program while performing testing, debugging, and quality assurance procedures. Design and plan your own app as part of your capstone project to give you a thorough introduction to the world of programming.

Web Development

In this course, you’ll start to get a real picture of professional web development, including how to create content for the web. You’ll learn about topics such as servers, file organization, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and the development stack that will let you build any website you can dream up!

The web is an important part of our daily lives, so it’s no surprise that web development is one of the hottest career fields. Start to explore professional web development, including how to create content for the web. You’ll learn about topics such as servers, file organization, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and the development stack that will let you build any website you can dream up.

Certification Prep

Students will learn the essential elements of Microsoft 365. This includes: a productivity cloud that delivers innovative and intelligent experiences, rich organizational insights, and a trusted platform to help people and organizations get more done.

Students will gain an introduction to the primary Google career certification areas, including:
1. AdWords
2. Online Marketing
3. SEO
4. Business Analytics
5. Project Management
6. Digital Online Advertising in preparation for the Google certification tests

In this course students will continue to gain on the knowledge they gained in the first fundamental course.

Students will learn the basic Adobe product and services suite. Students will explore the benefits, features, user and administrator roles, and applications. Students will consider career pathways and application of the Adobe certifications.

Students will learn the basic Adobe product and services suite. Students will explore the benefits, features, user and administrator roles, and applications. Students will consider career pathways and application of the Adobe certifications.

IT Product Development

In this course, students will learn the introductory elements of innovation as applied to entrepreneurialism, project and business plan development, and digital literacy and advocacy. Students will explore project self-awareness and expression related to professional skills and pursuits; planning elements; program and project design and planning; agile and scrum essentials; user and consumer engagement.

In the second course, students will create an innovation product plan and launch, with written and oral presentation of the product ideation to research and development to launch and profit management. Students will be assigned a mentor.

Explore some of the other courses we offer or enroll in one our online high school Information Technology courses in our Course Catalog

Online Individual Courses

Get started with Citizens High School today by choosing from the
Individual IT Course Catalog

Online Individual Courses

$ 49/65 Per Course Per Month
  • Transfer credit to your local high school.
  • 4,8,16-weeks program, or take up to a year to complete
  • Self-paced, take your time or accelerate your learning
  • Monthly tuition ends when your individual course is completed
  • CHS original courses cost $49 per month, premium courses available for $65/month

Tailor-made Diploma Programs

Design your 18 Credit Career or 24 Credit College Diploma Program

Diploma for Career | 18 Credits

$ 69 Per Month
  • Fulfills high school diploma requirements in order to graduate and move on to
    a career.
  • 3 year program
  • Choose up to 8 IT electives
  • Language learning aids available
  • Must complete 25% of the credits with CHS to earn diploma

Diploma for College | 24 Credits

$ 69 Per Month
  • Fulfills high school diploma requirements, plus additional coursework required for
    college admissions.
  • 4 year program
  • Choose up to 10 IT electives
  • Most courses available in English or Spanish
  • Must complete 25% of the credits with CHS to earn diploma

Testimonial: Cristian Nita

Professors were always very nice. They graded my assignments very fast and they always had something nice to say about me, and about my work.

Cristian Nita, Recent CHS Graduate

For almost 40 years CHS has provided accredited High School Diploma pathways to thousands of students. With regional and national accreditation  – CHS is the trusted name in online high school education. To learn more about our accreditation, please visit our accreditation page.  


CHS is a private online high school that is regionally and nationally accredited with the mission to provide high quality distance education for all students to improve the economic and social mobility.

No, you can just take individual courses and then transfer those credits that you have earned to your local school or add them to your homeschool portfolio.

Citizens High School IT courses help prepare students to take one or more IT certification exams, while passing the course does not guarantee earning the certification, CHS believes so strongly this course will prepare you for the exam if you do not pass you can retake the prep course for no charge.

This depends on which certificate you are looking to earn Microsoft, Adobe, Google, etc…all offer certification exams.

This cost of a certification exam depends on the company and the exam.  Microsoft exams costs $165, Adobe is $180, and Google can range between $10 to $200 depending on the exam.  Considering the benefit these certifications can have in your career it is a small investment that can pay large dividends later.  Additionally, your employer may pay for your exam depending on your current career.

Students can email their teachers through the course. Also, many teachers have contact hours where you can call or text your teacher.

You can enroll with CHS at any time.  Just click HERE to start the enrollment process. 

Its up to you.  Courses can be completed in as little as 28 days, or you can take longer if you need or desire.

Yes, all teachers at CHS are certified.

Yes, most of your work can be done from your smart phone when you download the Canvas Student App. From there you can view the course, watch videos, email teachers, and complete quizzes.

Once an assignment is received by your instructor, they have 24 hours to action your assignment and post the results.

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