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?
Computer Science—The need for computer science as a discipline continues to grow as computers become more integrated into our daily lives and technology advances. This pathway provides students with skills required for the workforce now and in the future. Students in this pathway study theoretical algorithms and the practical problems involved in implementing them through computer hardware and software. They also learn about artificial intelligence, software engineering, programming, and computer graphics.
Information Technology Support & Services—This pathway prepares students for careers providing IT or technical support services. Students gain a basic understanding of computer hardware and software and develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- User support specialist
- Tech support specialist
- PC support specialist
- Sales support technician
- Support representative
- Call center support representative
- Maintenance technician
- Help desk specialist
*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, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- AP® Computer Science exam
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) - Excel Expert
- CompTIA A+
- ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)