Which pathways are offered?
- Digital Design—This pathway prepares students to produce digitally generated or computer-enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment, communications, and marketing.
- Game Design and Programming—This pathway prepares students to create design specifications and integrate art and sound, translating it all into a playable game. This requires knowledge of computer operating systems, programming and markup languages (JAVA, Python, C++, HTML5/CSS), and software development.
- 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.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Web Designer
- Web Developer
- Digital Artist
- Digital Media Specialist
- 3D Animator
- Graphic Designer
- Applications Software Developer
- Computer and Information Systems Manager
- Computer Programmer
- Systems Software Developer
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample salaries include:
- Web Developer—$69,430/year
- 3D Animator—$72,520/year
- Graphic Designer—$50,370/year
- Computer Programmer—$84,280/year
- Computer and Systems Information Manager—$142,530/year
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Visual Communications Using Adobe Photoshop Certification
- ACA Print and Digital Media Publications Using Adobe InDesign Certification
- Certiport Game Design
- Certiport Python
- Certiport JAVA, C++, HTML5, CSS3