IT and Web Development
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?*
Cybersecurity — Does your child enjoy critical thinking, research, and analysis? Then the cybersecurity pathway could be a great fit. Students learn how to handle the cyber threats of the future and enhance security for corporations and governments. A career in cybersecurity can include computer programmers, system administrators, and security architects.
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.
Web & Digital Design Pathway— Businesses are always looking for ways to make their digital presence stand out and employees who can bring their vision to life. This pathway prepares students to design and produce interactive multimedia products and services. A web and digital communication path can set them up for positions such as a web developer or graphic designer.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?**
Computers are everywhere in our daily lives—and studying information technology (IT) has never been more lucrative. It's an industry that can be applied to others: point of sale systems in retail, data tracking in healthcare, account management in banking, and the list goes on. For teens looking to apply their interest in technology to a career path, Stride Career Prep's IT field might have just what they're looking for.
Some of the jobs include:
- Web Developer
- Graphic Designer 3D Animator
- Applications Software Developer
- Computer Programmer
- Game Developer
- Graphic Designer
- Information Security Analyst
- Multimedia Producer
- Network and Computer Systems Administrator
What is the salary outlook?**
Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample salaries include:
- Computer Programmer—$86,550/year
- Software Developer—$107,510/year
- Graphic Designer—$52,110/year
- Web Developer—$73,760/year
- Information Security Analyst — $103,590 per year
- Network and Computer Systems Administrator — $84,810 per year
Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in:
— Adobe Dreamweaver
- ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
- Certiport in:
- National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Computer Programming
- NOCTI Computer Networking Fundamentals
- NOCTI Cybersecurity Fundamentals
*Destinations Career Academy of Georgia will enroll students in grades 6–8 for the 2022–2023 school year. We will add one additional grade per year until we serve all grade levels from 6–12.
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 9, 2021. Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.