Information Technology

Which pathways are offered?

  • Programming—This pathway prepares students to design, develop, implement, and maintain computer systems and software, requiring knowledge of computer operating systems, programming and markup languages (JAVA, Python, C++, HTML5/CSS), and software development. 
  • Web and Digital Communication—This pathway prepares students to create, design, and produce interactive multimedia products and services.  
     

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • 3D Animator
  • Applications Software Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Game Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
     

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:

  • Computer and Information Systems Manager—$139,220/year
  • Computer Programmer—$82,240/year
  • Network Administrator—$81,100/year
  • Software Developer—$103,560/year

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 13, 2018.

 

Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Computer Programming Exam
  • NOCTI Web Design Exam
  • Adobe Certified Associate certifications