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 and Information Systems Manager
Software Quality Assurance Engineer
Multimedia Artist and Animator
Digital Media Specialist
What is the salary outlook?
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:
Multimedia Artist and Animator—$70,530
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