Information Technology

The Information Technology (IT) 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:

  • Applications Software Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Software Developer

What is the salary outlook?*

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

  • Computer Programmer—$84,280/year
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager—$142,530/year
  • Software Developer—$105,590/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?

  • Certiport Programming and Software Development Python Exam
  • Certiport Programming and Software Development JAVA, C++, HTML5, CSS3 Exam