The De Anza High School Information Technology Academy offers many different types of work-based learning opportunities. On top of guest speakers and classroom learning opportunities, students attend many field trips, camps and job shadowing events. Some of the most recent field trips include:
- Interactive field trip at the Google headquarters
- Interactive field trip at EA Games
- Junior Achievement Toastmasters Social Innovation Camp
- Junior Achievement Chevron Social Innovation Camp
- Job Shadowing IT departments for San Francisco Giants
- Maker Faire Expo
- AT&T High-Tech Day
- Junior Achievement Entrepreneur Day
- District-wide Career Fair
- Contra Costa College IT Pathways Visits
Other work-based learning opportunities that the De Anza Information Technology students receive are:
- Students may earn industry-recognized certificates, such as the CISCO and Adobe certifications.
- There are many opportunities for summer internships related to this pathway; it is a very high growth sector in the East Bay economy.
- In grades 10 and 11, all IT students take one course in web design and one course in internet engineering. In the senior year, students choose whether to take web design 2 or internet engineering 2. The web design 2 course may earn students 3 transferable college credits.