Information Technology

Which pathways are offered?

We offer four pathways:

  • Information Support and Services [PDF]—This pathway prepares students to test and evaluate computer network systems, set up or repair computer equipment and related devices, and help customers solve computer-related problems.
  • Network Systems—This pathway prepares students to analyze, plan, and implement networks, including design, installation, maintenance, and management of network systems.
  • Programming and Software Development [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.
  • Interactive Media [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?

Examples of jobs include:

  • Network Administrator
  • Game Developer
  • Applications Software Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Security Analyst or Architect
  • Multimedia Artist and Animator
  • Web Developer
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Graphic Designer

What is the salary outlook?

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

  • Computer Support Specialist—$52,810/year
  • Network Administrator—$81,100/year
  • Software Developer—$103,560/year
  • Computer Programmer—$82,240/year
  • Software Developer—$103,560/year
  • Web Developer—$67,990/year
  • Multimedia Artist and Animator—$70,530/year
  • Graphic Designer—$48,700/year

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 13, 2018.

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

Students in the Information Support and Services and the Network Systems pathways prepare for:

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Information Support and Services Exam
  • CompTIA Certifications

Students in the Programming and Software Development pathway prepare for:

  • The NOCTI Computer Programming Exam

Students in the Interactive Media pathway prepare for:

  • The NOCTI Web Design Exam
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications