Information Technology (IT)

Studying information technology (IT) is a great opportunity to enter the lucrative tech world. With IT career prospects, including network support, software development, network engineering, IT management, and more, there are endless opportunities. Our career and college prep program  offers exciting possibilities for those seeking a head start while in high school.

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Information Technology Career Classes for High School Students

Those interested in technology and problem-solving can turn their passions into careers by taking high school IT classes at K12 Private Academy. Most businesses would benefit from IT teams, anywhere from small businesses to larger corporations, in the medical field or for the government. Students with these skills can open many doors for themselves.

Students can get a head start in their IT career through a variety of career and college prep courses. The available pathways include:

Video Game Design Career Pathway

Turn a passion into a profession with this career pathway. These unique courses teach students how to develop a story, create visually stunning graphics, write game code, find and fix bugs, and launch a game. This pathway can help students level up their skills and pursue a career in video game design, computer programming, computer and information systems management, or software development.

Enrolled students:

  • Learn the skills to develop video games through coding and design
  • Explore the building blocks of game design and programming
  • Understand computer programming languages and their relation to design

Networking Systems & Cybersecurity Career Pathway

Students with a natural affinity for problem-solving, a fondness for technology, and a passion for taking things apart to discover how they work might enjoy networking systems. The courses in this career pathway put students on the fast track to a profession in computer network architecture, network engineering, and more.

Computer networking has many entry points into the field and opportunities for promotion. Students learn how to transfer data securely, maintain software and hardware, analyze problems, and develop solutions.

Enrolled students:

  • Learn the basic elements of computer networks and their functions
  • Explore how computers communicate and work together in a system
  • Gain experience in diagnosing and analyzing computer issues

Programming & Software Development Career Pathway

If your high school student has an eye for designing websites and software, a career in computer programming may be a good fit for them. This K12 Private Academy career pathway helps students combine their creative and technical skills as they learn to code. This knowledge keeps them on track to find employment in software development, web development, and more.

Programmers and software developers work across industries for businesses like big tech companies, startups developing innovative software, healthcare corporations, government agencies, and more.

Enrolled students:

  • Learn fundamental coding languages such as JAVA, HTML3, and CSS3
  • Understand algorithms and theories behind computer systems
  • Gain experience in developing programs and applications

What could my future look like in this career field?*


*Data is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated frequently.

Which potential pathway certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • Adobe Certified Professional Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Professional Photoshop
  • IT Specialist Cloud Computing
  • IT Specialist Networking 
  • IT Specialist Network Security 
  • Precision Exams Desktop Publishing II
  • Precision Exams Digital Media II
  • Precision Exams Computer Programming Java 
  • Precision Exams Computer Programming Python
  • Precision Exams Computer Programming II Java
  • Precision Exams Computer Programming II Python
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Get Started With Career and College Prep

Information technology includes a number of careers: video game designers, cybersecurity professionals, computer programmers, web designers, networking systems administrators, and graphic designers. With a vast collection of employment opportunities, these high school career courses can open the door for your student to their future.

*Opportunities vary by school; please visit your school page or check with your school counselor.

**The timing for sufficient exam preparation, necessary prerequisites, and exam fees vary per certification. Students should check with their school counselor for details on exam fee coverage opportunities.

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