Information and Communication Technologies
The Future Is Now
Information and communication technology skills are in demand—and no longer confined to a single industry. Are you ready to explore all the places these skills can take you?
Which pathways are offered?
Games and Simulations—This pathway prepares students to build a solid foundation in game design, hardware, graphics, and animation to gain practical experience for their careers.
Information Support Services—This pathway prepares students to provide technical assistance, manage information and communication systems, implement computer services and software, and more.
Networking—This pathway prepares students to design, install, maintain, and manage network systems that make up critical technology infrastructure across industries.
Systems 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++), and software development.
Web and Social Media—This pathway prepares students to create, design, and produce interactive multimedia products and services.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Examples of jobs include:
Computer Support Specialist
Information Systems Analyst
Multimedia Artist and Animator
Network and Computer Systems Administrator
Network Support Manager
Software Systems Specialist
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample salaries include:
Computer Support Specialist —$54,760/year
Information Systems Analyst—$99,730/year
Multimedia Artist and Animator—$75,270
Network and Computer Systems Administrator—$83,510/year
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
ACT National Career Readiness
Microsoft Office certifications (up to four, each attainable in one semester)
The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOTCI) Computer Networking Fundamentals
*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: January 14, 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.