STRIDE CAREER PREP
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?
Computer Science: Networking/Hardware — This pathway prepares students to design, develop, and maintain reliable and secure services, devices, and applications in various networked environments.
Computer Science: Mobile Applications — This pathway is designed for students to explore, apply, and advance toward mastery of mobile applications through troubleshooting, administration, and efficiency.
Computer Science: Website Development — This pathway prepares students to create webpages using HTML, XHTML, and CSS as well as to use creative software such as Adobe Photoshop for editing graphics and Flash for creating animations.
Programming and Software Development: Cybersecurity — This pathway prepares students to protect internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks. Successful establishment and maintenance of IT security is critical for all businesses/organizations.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
Applications Software Developer
Computer and Information Systems Manager
Software Quality Assurance Engineer
Systems Support Specialist
Systems Software Developer
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
Computer and Information Systems Manager—$146,360/year
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for? **
CompTIA IT Fundamentals
Microsoft Technology Associate
Microsoft Technology Mobility and Device Fundamentals
*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.
**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.