Career And College Prep
Information & 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 & 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 & Services—Students in this pathway prepare for careers involving the implementation of computer services and software, supporting multimedia products and services, providing technical assistance, creating technical documentation, and administering and managing 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 & Systems Development—Students in this pathway prepare for careers involving network analysis, planning, and implementation, including network system design, installation, maintenance, and management of network.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Examples of jobs include:
- Computer and information systems manager
- Computer programmer
- Computer support specialist
- Computer network architects
- Computer systems analyst
- Network administrator
- Software developer
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.
What could my future look like in this career field?**
**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.
Which industry-recognized 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)
**** 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.