Stride Career Prep
Which pathways are offered?
Digital Design—This pathway prepares students to produce digitally generated or computer-enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment, communications, and marketing.
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.
Programming—This pathway prepares students to design, develop, implement, and maintain computer systems and software, requiring knowledge of computer operating systems, programming and markup languages (JAVA, Python, C++, HTML5/CSS), and software development.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Web Designer
- Web Developer
- Digital Artist
- Digital Media Specialist
- 3D Animator
- Graphic Designer
- Applications Software Developer
- Computer and Information Systems Manager
- Computer Programmer
- Systems Software Developer
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
Computer and Systems Information 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: Wednesday, September 1, 2020.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Visual Communications Using Adobe Photoshop Certification
ACA Print and Digital Media Publications Using Adobe InDesign Certification
ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
Certiport Game Design
Certiport JAVA, C++, HTML5, CSS3