Information Technology

Which pathways are offered?

  • Interactive Media— This pathway prepares students to create, design, and produce interactive multimedia products and services.
  • Network Systems—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.
  • 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

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Examples of jobs include:

  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Support Specialist
  • Computer Engineer
  • Applications Software Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Systems Software Developer

What is the salary outlook?*

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

  • Computer Programmer—$86,550/year
  • Network Administrator—$83,510/year
  • Software Developer—$105,590/year
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager—$146,360/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 10, 2020.

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

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) JAVA SE 8 Programmer
  • ACA Expert Dreamweaver CS6
  • ACA Expert Illustrator CS6
  • ACA Expert InDesign CS6
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network +
  • CompTIA Security +