Career And College Prep

Skilled & Technical Sciences

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?

Construction & Heavy Machinery Operations—This pathway prepares students for a career in equipment operations for industries like construction and machining. They’ll begin with a general exploration of construction and move into the specifics of machinery. Knowing how to operate machinery that helps create essential structures is a sought-after skill.

Game Design—This pathway can help students level up for a career in video game design. A career in video game design can help them take the creative lead as a computer programmer, computer and information systems manager, or software developer.

Graphic Design—This pathway prepares students to produce 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?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • 3D animator
  • Digital assistant designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Multimedia artist or designer
  • Video game tester
  • Game designer
  • User support specialist
  • Tech support specialist
  • Facility maintenance manager
  • Industrial equipment mechanic
  • Automotive mechanic
  • Power plant mechanic
  • Mobile equipment maintenance manager
  • Service technician

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

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


**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Adobe Certified Professional: Graphic Design & Illustration (Illustrator) and Visual Design (Photoshop)
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • ICT Gaming Essentials
  • NOCTI Interactive Media
  • NOCTI Pre-Engineering/Engineering Technology
  • NOCTI Visual Communications and Interactive Media (Job Ready)
  • Unity Game Design