Information Technology

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—This pathway prepares students to create, design, and produce interactive multimedia products and services.  
  • Digital Design— 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:

  • 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
  • Graphic Designer

What is the salary outlook?*

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

  • Computer Programmer—$82,240/year
  • Software Developer—$103,560/year
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager—$139,220/year
  • Multimedia Artist and Animator—$72,520
  • Graphic Designer—$50,370

*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. 

Planned for school year 2019–2020.

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