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?

  • Adobe 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

**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.