Information Technology (IT)

Which pathways are offered?

We offer the following pathways:

  • Programming and Software Support [PDF] —This pathway prepares students to learn the language of computers, create software programs, maintain computer systems and software, and help others solve computer program-related issues.
  • 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?

Some of the jobs include:

  • Web Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Game Developer
  • Applications Software Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Multimedia Producer
  • 3D Animator

What is the salary outlook?

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

  • Computer Support Specialist—$23/hour
  • Network Administrator—$36/hour
  • Software Developer—$49/hour
  • Graphic Designer—$22/hour
  • Multimedia Arts—$30/hour

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

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Information Support and Services Exam
  • CompTIA certification
  • The NOCTI Computer Programming Exam
  • JAVA certification
  • The NOCTI Web Design Exam
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications in:
    • DreamWeaver
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Photoshop