Information and Communication Technologies
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?
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.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Examples of jobs include:
Computer and Information Systems Manager
Computer Support Specialist
Computer Network Architects
Computer Systems Analyst
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 Support Specialist—$54,760/year
Computer Network Architect—$112,690year
Computer Systems Analyst—$90,920/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. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date:Monday, February 1, 2021.
**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.