Information Technology

Which pathways are offered?

  • Digital Design—This pathway prepares students to produce digitally generated or computer-enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment, communications, and marketing.
  • 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.

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

Some of the jobs include:

  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Digital Artist
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • 3D Animator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Programmer
  • Systems Software Developer

What is the salary outlook?*

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

  • Web Developer—$73,760/year
  • 3D Animator—$75,270/year
  • Graphic Designer—$52,110/year
  • Computer Programmer—$86,550/year
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager—$146,360/year

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 10, 2020.

Which industry-recognized certification exams can my student prepare for?

  • TAdobe Certified Associate (ACA) Visual Communications Using Adobe Photoshop Certification
  • ACA Print and Digital Media Publications Using Adobe InDesign Certification
  • Certiport Python
  • Certiport JAVA, C++, HTML5, CSS3