Arts, Information, and Communications

Which pathways are offered?

  • Digital Design— This pathway prepares students to produce digitally generated or computer-enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment, communications, and marketing.

  • Web and Digital Communications—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?*

Examples of jobs include:

  • Applications Software Developer

  • Computer Programmer

  • Computer and Information Systems Manager

  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer

  • Software Developer

  • Multimedia Artist and Animator

  • Web Developer

  • Digital Media Specialist

  • Graphic Designer

What is the salary outlook?*

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

  • Computer Programmer—$84,280/year

  • Software Developer—$105,590/year

  • Web Developer—$69,430

  • Multimedia Artist and Animator—$72,520

  • Graphic Designer—$50,370

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 12, 2019.

Planned for school year 2019–2020.

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

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Computer Programming Exam

  • The NOCTI Web Design Exam

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications