Stride Career Prep
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?
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..
Networking and Security—This pathway prepares students to design, maintain, install, analyze, and manage network systems. Successful establishment and maintenance of IT infrastructure and security are critical for all businesses/organizations.
Web and Digital Communication—This pathway prepares students to create, design, and produce interactive multimedia products and services, including development of digitally generated or computer-enhanced media, used in business, training, entertainment, communications, and marketing.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Examples of jobs include:
Computer and Information Systems Manager
Systems Support Specialist
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location but approximate sample career salaries include:
Computer and Information Systems Manager—$146,360/year
*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: Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
Certiport Game Design Certification
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Certification—Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver
ACA—Graphic Design and Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Computer Networking Fundamentals Exam