Information Technology

Which pathways are offered?

We will offer the following pathway:

  • Programming and Software Development [PDF]—This pathway prepares students to learn computer languages, create software programs, maintain computer systems and software, and help others solve computer program-related issues. Within this pathway, students can focus on one of two programs of study: Python or CSS/HTML5.

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—$82,240/year
  • Software Developer—$103,560/year

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 13, 2018. Some of these jobs may require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

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

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Computer Programming Exam
  • Certiport Programming and Software Development Python Exam
  • Certiport Programming and Software Development CSS/HTML5 Exam