Stride Career Prep
Which pathways are offered?
Web and 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.
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—$151,150/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 9, 2021.
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