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From conquering disease to eliminating hunger, from improving education to protecting the environment information technology is key to finding positive solutions. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) spans almost all areas of business. Qualified ICT professionals are in high demand. Computers are everywhere in our professional and personal lives, and people who can help those computers communicate with us--and with each other--are in high demand. If you want to know computers inside and out, the Information Technology Industry career pathway might be perfect for you.

ICT has expanded the need for employees who can understand, manage, and support rapidly emerging, evolving, and converging computer, software, networking, telecommunications, internet, and information systems. Essential skills for careers in the ICT sector include understanding systems that support the management and flow of data, the ability to work well and communicate clearly, and the ability to manage projects efficiently. The ICT sector meets national criteria for high demand, high wages, and high skills and provides ’ students with excellent opportunities for interesting work and good pay. 

Is this Industry a Good Match for You?

Is this Industry a Good Match for You?

Are you...

  • Orderly and organized?
  • Good at solving puzzles?
  • Interested in tinkering with electrical equipment?
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced work environment?

Do you...

  • Enjoy playing video games?
  • Like working on creative teams to develop cutting-edge products?
  • Keep up-to-date with all the latest tech? 
  • Enjoy explaining technology to non-technology people?
ICT Pathways Offered in GUHSD

ICT Pathways Offered in GUHSD

Computer Science (Project Lead the Way)

At a time when computer science affects how we work and live, PLTW Computer Science empowers students to become creators, instead of merely consumers, of the technology all around them.  The program’s interdisciplinary courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges. As students work together to design solutions, they learn computational thinking – not just how to code – and become better thinkers and communicators. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.

Sample occupations associated with this pathway:
  • Computer Programmer
  • Software Developer/Applications
  • Information Security Analyst
  • E-Business/E-Commerce Specialist
 
This pathway is available at the following GUHSD sites: Monte Vista, El Capitan
Monte Vista   El Capitan
 

Web and Social Media Programming and Design

Students in the Software and Systems Development pathway prepare for careers related to computer science that involve the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and management of systems that rely on software programs to satisfy the operational needs of modern business organizations. Persons with expertise in systems development and programming are critical to support operations like electronic commerce, medical records management, retail sales, inventory management, digital entertainment, and use of energy.
 
Sample occupations associated with this pathway: 
  • Computer Programmer
  • Software Developer/Applications
  • Information Security Analyst
  • E-Business/E-Commerce Specialist
 
This pathway is available at the following GUHSD sites: Grossmont
Grossmont
 

Games and Simulation

Students in the Game and Simulation pathway learn relevant technical knowledge and skills to prepare for further education and careers such as Game/Simulation Designer, Game Programmer, and Game Software Developer. Game and simulation design requires that students have a solid foundational understanding of game design, hardware, graphics, and animation. Persons with expertise in game and simulation design have had practical experiences in game/simulation conceptualization, design, storyboarding, development methodologies, essential programming techniques, working with a team, and implementation issues.
 
Sample occupations associated with this pathway: 
  • Game/Simulation Designer
  • Game Software Developer
  • Game Producer
  • Multimedia Artist and Animator
 
This pathway is available at the following GUHSD sites: Monte Vista
Monte Vista