gila career pathway: information technology

Prepare for a Technology Career

Students enrolled in the media and information technology classes are held to high standards which prepare them for careers involving media publishing, research, and a variety of other technical fields.


Students in the media and information technology classes have the opportunity to earn certification from Microsoft Office Systems in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. These business applications provide necessary knowledge for entry straight into careers such as administrative assistant, office manager, or help desk specialist.


GILA works collaboratively with Galena’s community radio station, KIYU, to offer broadcasting class students the opportunity to broadcast over the air. Students also have the opportunity to support live streaming of basketball games and events in the SHS gym, produce announcements, and gain hands-on experience.


GILA students with exceptional skills in writing, photography, and documentary video have the opportunity to contribute to the Hawk Highlights. Recognized in 2013 by the National Association of Newspaper Editors as one of the outstanding student publications in the nation. Students use the WordPress platform via Student Newspapers Online to collaboratively publish community content to allow families a glimpse at the amazing things happening in Galena. Work done by our students has also been published in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and The Alaska Dispatch and shown on KTUU Channel 2 news.


Computer Applications 
This is the entry-level class for all students entering GILA, teaching students the basics of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel in preparation for their courses throughout the rest of their academic career in Galena and beyond.

Advanced Computer Applications 
Students earn Microsoft Office Systems certifications in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. 

Digital Photography
Students go beyond the basics to learn expertise behind the lens to bolster their knowledge of photography.