Information Technology Career Prep
Which pathways are offered?
- Games and Simulations—Students in this pathway learn relevant technical knowledge and skills like game conceptualization, design, storyboarding, development methodologies, programming techniques, working with a team, and implementation.
- Information Support and Services—Students in this pathway prepare for careers that involve the implementation of computer services and software, support of multimedia products and services, provision of technical assistance, creation of technical documentation, and the administration and management of information and communication systems.
- Networking—Students in this pathway prepare for careers that involve network analysis, planning, and implementation, including the design, installation, maintenance, and management of network systems.
- Software and Systems Development—Students in this pathway prepare for careers that involve network analysis, planning, and implementation, including the design, installation, maintenance, and management of network systems. n networking.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Computer and Information Systems Manager
- Computer Programmer
- Computer Support Specialist
- Computer Network Architects
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Network Administrator
- Software Developer
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample salaries include:
- Computer and Information Systems Manager—$146,360/year
- Computer Programmer—$86,550/year
- Computer Support Specialist—$54,760/year
- Computer Network Architect—$112,690year
- Computer Systems Analyst—$90,920/year
- Network Administrator—$83,510/year
- Software Developer—$107,510/year
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- Certiport: Adobe Animate, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, CSS3, HTML5, Unity
- NOCTI Computer Networking Fundamentals
- CompTIA Network +
- Microsoft Office Specialist
- ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
*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. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Monday, February 1, 2021.