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Computer Programming & Game Design

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Program Description

The program involves the design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer systems and software. Field careers require knowledge of computer operating systems, programming languages and software development. Individuals with expertise in programming and software development work with cutting-edge technologies. They are working to develop tomorrow’s products for use by businesses and consumers. People with this expertise are in high demand. For example, they are creating the software that launches and runs NASA space missions.

Students in the program will apply their knowledge and skills in industry work experiences. This may include laboratory-based, paid or unpaid work experiences for students.

Course Content

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Computer Web Design
  • Computer Programming
  • Visual Basic
  • Python
  • JAVA
  • C++, C
  • PHP and MySQL
  • Database Management
  • Software Development Process

Business and Industry Partners

Electronic Services Unlimited · Hewlett Packard Enterprise · MCA Communication

Program of Study

HS Endorsement: Business & Industry
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Principles of Information Technology Computer Programming

Digital Media
Computer Programming II

Web Tech
Practicum in Information Technology

Industry Certifications

  • Microsoft Technology Associate – Software Development Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Technology Associate – Database Administration Fundamentals
  • Java Oracle Certified Associate
  • Oracle Certified Professional

Possible Career Pathways

  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Data Administrator
  • Data Communications Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Game Designer
  • Game Programmer
  • Hardware/Software Engineer
  • IT Manager
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Network Administrator or Architect
  • Security or Database Administrator
  • Simulation Programmer
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunication Technician
  • 3D Animator
  • User Interface Developer
  • Virtual Reality Specialist
  • Web Developer

Starting Salary

$42,460 - $60,170
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Website: bls.gov/ooh