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