Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Network and Communications Technology Technology 171 6-12 NICET Level 1 Certified AutoCAD Expert 2002

Mr. Loren McKinney

Welcome! to the 2021-2022 school year. I am native of Chicago, Illinois and relocated to Texas in 1991. I graduated from James Madison High School. This is my fifth year teaching in the DATA program. I am a student-centered instructor and I'm very excited to be working with the amazing DATA family and with your talented child. I have over 20 years of experience in Architecture, Engineering Design and Technology. This is going to be a great year of exploration and growth, I'm very glad we get to come together again for this new school year! SOAR EAGLES, SOAR!

  • Principles of Information Technology prepares students to succeed in the future. Students begin by establishing an awareness of the roles essential to an organization's success, and then work to develop an understanding of professional communications and leadership skills. In doing so, students gain proficiency with word processing, email, and presentation management software. Students will also be able to demonstrate digital literacy through basic study of computer hardware, operating systems, networking, the Internet, web publishing, spreadsheets and database software.

    This course allows students to explore careers in information technology and business while learning skills applicable to any professional setting. Through a series of hands-on activities, students will create, analyze, and critique reports, letters, project plans, presentations, and other professional communications. Students will learn what to expect in the field of Information Technology and begin exploring career options in the field while earning high school credit.

    Students will learn about

    • Types of Computers

    • Basic Computer Hardware

    • Understanding Peripherals

    • Computer Origins

    • Computer Software

    • Networking Essentials 

    Have a great start!

  • Tutoring Hours - During during lunch period

    or after school by appointment only.

    Keep an eye out for Super Work Saturdays!

    And if you are falling behind or need addition time

    join Catchup Club!


    1ST PERIOD 8:20-9:03 PRIN/INFO/TECH RM 2404

    2ND PERIOD 9:07-9:51 PRIN/INFO/TECH RM 2404

    3RD PERIOD 9:55-10:38 PRIN/INFO/TECH RM 2404

    4TH PERIOD 10:42 - 11:25 CONFERENCE

    DATA Lunch 11:29 -12:12

    5TH PERIOD 12:16-12:59 PRIN/INFO/TECH RM 2404

    6TH PERIOD 1:03-1:46 PRIN/INFO/TECH RM 2404

    7TH PERIOD 1:50- 2:33 PRIN/INFO/TECH RM 2404

    8TH PERIOD 2:37 - 3:20 PRIN/INFO/TECH RM 2404



    1ST PERIOD 8:20-9:05 PRIN/INFO/TECH RM 2404

    2ND PERIOD 9:10-10:00 PRIN/INFO/TECH RM 2404

    3RD PERIOD 10:05-10:50 PRIN/INFO/TECH RM 2404

    4TH PERIOD 10:55 - 11:40 CONFERENCE

    DATA Lunch 11:45 -12:30

    5TH PERIOD 12:35-1:20 PRIN/INFO/TECH RM 2404

    6TH PERIOD 1:25-2:10 PRIN/INFO/TECH RM 2404

    7TH PERIOD 2:15- 3:00 PRIN/INFO/TECH RM 2404

    8TH PERIOD 3:05 - 3:50 PRIN/INFO/TECH RM 2404