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 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?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Applications Software Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Animator

What is the salary outlook?*

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

  • Software Developer—$105,590/year
  • Computer Programmer—$84,280/year
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager—$142,530/year
  • Graphic Designer—$50,370/year
  • Animator—$72,520/year

*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: Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

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

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver
  • ACA Graphic Design and Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
  • Microburst