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Information Technology

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
  • 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: 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