Information Technology (IT)
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/Design—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:
- Systems Support Specialist
- Computer Engineer
- Applications Software Developer
- Computer Programmer
- Computer and Information Systems Manager
- Software Quality Assurance Engineer
- Systems Software Developer
- Digital Media Specialist
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
- Computer Programmer—$86,550/year
- Software Developer—$105,590/year
- Computer and Information Systems Manager—$146,360/year
- Multimedia Artist and Animator—$75,270
*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 10, 2020.
Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Information Support and Services Exam
- NOCTI Computer Programming Exam
- NOCTI Web Design Exam
- Adobe Certified Associate certifications