Career Cluster
Information Technology Services Cluster

Information Support Services & Networking

This framework is designed for students to gain insight and skills and credentials necessary for success in this field, including the essential credentials: OSHA 10 Computer Occupations, CompTIA A+, Network +, Server+, Cloud+, and Security+


Standards are critical areas of competency aligned to industry identified needs and Industry Recognized Credentials (IRCs) that will support student success in the field. Standards provide the structure that empower the teacher to choose the best curriculum and instructional approaches to guide skill and knowledge development for students.

Industry Recognized Credentials

Industry Recognized Credentials demonstrate standards and skills that strengthen student access to careers upon graduation. Each framework identifies at least one essential safety and essential industry credential, with supplemental and specialized credentials identified to help expand opportunities.

Instructional Resources

The following resources are provided to support educators in developing curriculum and delivering instruction related to this framework. For CTE Chapter 74 programs, instructors can refer to these resources in developing the 900+ hours of required learning time.

Math Lessons:
The following Math Lesson and Teachers Guide provide an illustration of how a specific math concept is used in the context of career application.

Program Administration Resources 

Safety and Health Plan – Coming Soon


Information Support Services & Networking Massachusetts Career Outlook

Computer User Support Specialists


Annual Openings


Median Wage


New Jobs

Network and Computer Systems Administrators


Annual Openings


Median Wage


New Jobs

Computer Network Support Specialists


Annual Openings


Median Wage


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Database Architects


Annual Openings


Median Wage


New Jobs

Career and Technical Student Organization
State Teacher Licenses

Qualified educators will hold a Career Technical Teacher License in Information Support Services & Networking.