About Information Technology

Are you looking to kickstart your future in tech? Explore our Information Technology pathway, developing skills in areas such as Networking, Cybersecurity, Computer Maintenance, and Programming. Plus, earn certifications along the way!

If you are a returning student, apply online at mcusd2.org/enroll-LIFT. If you are new to LIFT, welcome! Please start the application process by speaking to your high school guidance counselor.

Available Certifications/Dual Credit Opportunities in IT:

  • Cisco CCNA

  • CompTIA Security+

  • CompTIA ITF+

  • CompTIA A+ (Comp Maintenance III)

  • Cisco CCNA (Networking II)

  • JSE Certified Entry Level Javascript Programmer

  • JSE Certified Associate Javascript Programmer

Choose your Area of Emphasis (AOE)

Meet the Facilitator

I recently joined MCUSD as a Building Tech at Williams Elementary. I have an accomplished background in the field of technology, having worked various positions related to technology for Best Buy and also serving as a manager and technician for Apple for several years. I fell in love with computers at an early age and actually built my own computer from several components at the age of 10 and have since become well versed in networking, computer hardware, and computer software. In my current position, I enjoy maintaining and supporting various technologies in the district. I am very excited for the opportunity to share my love of technology with students from schools all over the region. I firmly believe that technology is a powerful tool that can be used to enrich the lives of students and their communities to build a better future for us all and I look forward to making a difference for our students and our region.

Aaron Ramsey  

   Information Technology Facilitator

Student Success Stories & Outcomes

97% of LIFT high school graduates are enrolling in postsecondary education, advanced training, military, apprenticeships, or employed in the year following graduation.

260 Certifications & Credentials earned in just one year. LIFT students gain technical skills, earn industry credentials, and earn college credits.

137 occurrences of students participating in active leadership opportunities.   LIFT students develop as leaders within their chosen fields.

305 service projects were completed in the 2022-23 school year.  LIFT students make an impact in our school & throughout the region.

Meet Brandon, IT Student at LIFT

Meet Brandon, a 2022-2023 Information Technology LIFT student and Mattoon graduate. After taking classes at LIFT, he was hired by the Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 as a Summer District Technician.

Brandon will continue his learning at Eastern Illinois University, majoring in Computer Science.

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