Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM)

Which pathways are offered?

  • Network Systems – Computer Engineering—This pathway prepares students to design, maintain, install, analyze, protect, and manage network systems. Successful establishment and maintenance of IT infrastructure is critical for all businesses/organizations.
  • Programming and Software Development – Mobile Application Development— 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.

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

Examples of jobs include:

  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Support Specialist
  • Computer Engineer
  • Applications Software Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Systems Software Developer

What is the salary outlook?*

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

  • Computer Programmer—$82,240/year
  • Network Administrator—$81,100/year
  • Software Developer—$103,560/year
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager—$139,220/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?

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Computer Networking Fundamentals Exam