Career And College Prep
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?
Game Design—This pathway prepares students to create design specifications and integrate art and sound, translating it all into a playable game. This requires knowledge of computer operating systems, programming and markup languages (JAVA, Python, C++, HTML5/CSS), and software development.
Programming/Cybersecurity—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), software development, and cybersecurity.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Examples of jobs include:
- Software developer
- Computer programmer
- Cybersecurity analyst
- Computer and information systems manager
- Computer technician
- Systems support specialist
- Network administrator
- 3D animator
- Graphic designer
- Video game tester
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.
What could my future look like with this career?**
**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?***
- Certiport: Adobe Animate, Java, Python, and Unity
- ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
- Microsoft Office Specialist***
***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.