Information Technology

Which pathway are offered?

Cybersecurity—This pathway prepares students to plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information.

Programming—This pathway prepares students to research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for computer applications in medical, military, business, scientific, and other industries.

Web Development—This pathway prepares students to design, create, and modify websites; integrate websites with other computer applications; convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible web formats.

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

Some of the jobs include:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

What is the salary outlook?*

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

  • Computer Programmer—$89,190/year
  • Web Developer—$73,760/year
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator—$84,810/year
  • Software Developer—$110,140/year
  • Web Developer—$77,200/year

*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: Friday, April 9, 2021

Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Microsoft Technology Associate in HTML Programming certification
  • Oracle Certified Associate Java (SE8) certification