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?
Programming and Software Development—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.
Web and Digital Communications—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?*
Some of the jobs include:
Applications Software Developer
Computer and Information Systems Manager
Software Quality Assurance Engineer
Systems Software Developer
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:
Computer and Information Systems Manager—$151,150/year
Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
Microsoft Office Specialist
Internet Core Computing Certification (IC3)
Work-Based Learning Certifications:
Wisconsin Employability Skills Certificate
Wisconsin Youth Leadership Skills Certificate
Wisconsin Co-Op Skills Certification—Information Technology
Youth Apprenticeship Certification—Information Technology
*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: Wednesday, June 2, 2021.