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 pathways are offered?
Cybersecurity—Students in this pathway learn to make sure data can transfer securely, maintain software and hardware, analyze problems, and develop solutions. They may also learn how to handle the cyber threats of the future and enhance security for corporations and governments. The courses in this pathway can put students on track to careers in computer network architecture, computer network engineering, programming, system administration, cybersecurity, and more.
Programming—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.
Web and Digital Communication—This pathway prepares students to create, design, and produce interactive multimedia products and services.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
Systems Support Specialist
Applications Software Developer
Computer and Information Systems Manager
Software Quality Assurance Engineer
Systems Software Developer
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.
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?
The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Computer Networking Fundamentals
Certiport–JAVA, C++, HTML5, CSS3
ACT Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
Adobe ACA–Web Authoring using Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe ACA–Graphic Design and Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
*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: Tuesday, September 1, 2020.