Information Technology (IT)

Which pathways are offered?

We will offer the following pathways:

  • Programming and Software Development [PDF]—This pathway prepares students to learn computer languages, create software programs, maintain computer systems and software, and help others solve computer program-related issues. Within this pathway, students can focus on one of three programs of study: Java, Python or Game Design.

  • Web and Digital Communications [PDF]—This pathway prepares students to design, build, or maintain websites and applications; design graphics and animations; and develop design layouts.

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 salaries include:

  • Computer Programmer—$82,240/year

  • Software Developer—$103,560/year

  • Web Developer—$67,990

  • Multimedia Artist and Animator—$70,530

  • Graphic Designer—$48,700

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 13, 2018.

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

Students in the Programming and Software Development pathway prepare for:

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

Students in the Web and Digital Communications pathway prepare for:

  • The NOCTI Web Design Exam

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications