Career And College Prep

Information Technology

The Future Is Now

Technology skills are in demand—and no longer confined to a single industry. Are you ready to explore all the places IT skills can take you?

Which pathway is offered?

Software Development—Students in this program explore all aspects of software development, including writing computer code, creating business applications, social media, and video game development.

Computer Science — Careers in Programming and Software Development involve the design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer systems and software, requiring knowledge of computer operating systems, programming languages and software development. People with expertise in programming and software development work with cutting-edge technologies to develop tomorrow’s products for use by businesses and consumers. While many of the career opportunities in this area are in software companies, large organizations of other types—such as Financial Services and Business—also offer many opportunities. People with expertise in programming and software development are in high demand, doing work such as creating the software that launches and runs NASA space shuttles.

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

Some of the jobs include:

  • Information security analyst
  • Network and computer systems administrator
  • Software developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Web developer

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

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What could my future look like in this career field?**


**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

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

  • CompTIA A+
  • Microsoft Office Specialist***

***Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.