DESTINATIONS CAREER PROGRAM
Programming and Gaming
The Programming and Gaming pathway prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to support the design and development of software, game, and simulation applications; interpret process and data models; develop and structure programs and software; and validate the functionality, usability, and reliability of those components.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Examples of jobs include:
- Applications Software Developer
- Computer Programmer
- Computer and Information Systems Manager
- Software Quality Assurance Engineer
- Software Developer
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample 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: Friday, April 10, 2020.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?