Career & College Prep

Information Technology (IT)

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?

Game Design—This pathway can help students level up for a career in video game design. A career in video game design can help them take the creative lead as a computer programmer, computer and information systems manager, or software developer.

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 & 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
  • Computer engineer
  • Applications software developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Software quality assurance engineer
  • Systems software developer
  • Video game tester
  • Game designer

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

Students working

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?

  • Adobe Certified Professional:
    • Software Editing (Premiere Pro)
    • Vector Design Tool (NEW)
    • Visual Design (Photoshop)
    • Web Development (Dreamweaver)
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • ICT Gaming Essentials
  • National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Computer Programmer (Job Ready)
  • NOCTI Interactive Media (Pathway Assessment)
  • NOCTI Visual Communications and Interactive Media (Job Ready)