Which pathways are offered?
- Networking—This pathway prepares students to design, maintain, install, analyze, and manage network systems. Successful establishment and maintenance of IT infrastructure is critical for all businesses/organizations.
- PC Support/IT Technology Support—This pathway prepares students to protect internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks. Successful establishment and maintenance of IT security is critical for all businesses/organizations.
- Programming and Software Development—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.
- Visual Communication—This pathway prepares students to produce digitally generated or computer-enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment, communications, and marketing.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Computer Technician
- Computer Support Specialist
- Network Administrator
- Computer Programmer
- Computer and Information Systems Manager
- Web Designer
- Web Developer
- 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—$53,470/year
- Network Administrator—$82,050/year
- Computer and Information Systems Manager—$142,530/year
- Web Developer—$69,430/year
- Graphic Designer—$50,370/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: Friday, April 12, 2019.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Computer Programming Exam
- Network Plus Certification and CompTIA Security Certified
- PrintED Certification