Information Technology

Which pathways are offered?

  • Programming—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), and software development.
  • Visual and Design Arts—This pathway prepares students to create, design, and produce interactive multimedia products and services, including development of digitally-generated or computer enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment, communications, and marketing.

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

Some of the jobs include:

  • 3D Animator
  • Applications Software Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Game Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer

What is the salary outlook?*

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

  • Computer Programmer—$84,280/year
  • Software Developer—$105,590/year
  • Graphic Designer—$50,370/year
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager—$142,530/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 12, 2019.

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

  • Certiport–Python, Java, C++, HTML5, CSS3
  • ACT National Career Readiness certification
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications in:
    • DreamWeaver
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Photoshop

Many Microsoft® Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who attend Destinations for at least two years in their desired pathway will have further exposure to career readiness education courses to be prepared for certification testing.