Career And College 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?
Cybersecurity—This pathway prepares students to protect internet-connected systems, including hardware, software, and data, from cyberattacks. Successful IT security establishment and maintenance is critical for all businesses/organizations.
Game Development & 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.
Mobile Applications—In this pathway, students learn programming languages and development skills to create, test, and develop applications on mobile devices. They work in popular operating systems environments like iOS and Android and often consider UI and UX principles when creating applications.
Networking/Hardware—This pathway prepares students to design, develop, and maintain reliable and secure services, devices, and applications in various networked environments.
Programming & Software 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, and software development.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Examples of jobs include:
- Applications software developer
- Computer and information systems manager
- Computer engineer
- Computer programmer
- Network administrator
- Software quality assurance engineer
- Systems support specialist
- 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?***
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA IT Fundamentals
- Microsoft Technology Associate
- Microsoft Technology Mobility and Device Fundamentals
- Swift IOS
***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.