Programming & Software Development

Pathway Information

  • Careers in Programming and Software Development involve the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of computer systems and software, requiring knowledge of computer operating systems, programming languages and software development. People with expertise in programming and software development work with cutting-edge technologies to develop tomorrow's products for use by businesses and consumers.

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    Sequence of Courses

    Pathway Course ID Course Title Level Credit
    Programming and Software Development 5735 Computer Essentials Level 1: Introductory 0.5
    Programming and Software Development 6743 Web Page Design (Not at Northeast Magnet) Level 2: Technical 0.5
    Programming and Software Development 5747, 5748 Computer Programming Level 2: Technical 1
    Programming and Software Development 5705, 5706 Advanced Computer Programming Level 2: Technical 1
    Programming and Software Development 5811, 5812 IB Computing SL (East Only) Level 3: Application 1
    Programming and Software Development 5775, 5776 Game Design Level 3: Application 1
    Programming and Software Development 5707, 5708 Programming Tech Support Level 3: Application 1

    Courses offered may vary between schools.  To be considered a CTE Completer in the pathway, students must complete 3.0 credits within the course sequence, achieve 80% or greater competency on the course standards or industry proficiency exam, and graduate high school in four years.  At least 2.0 of the required 3.0 required credits must be a combination of technical and application level courses.

     

Career Opportunities

    • Programmer 

    • Applications Analyst 

    • Program Manager 

    • Software Application Specialist 

    • Game Designer

    • Software Design Engineer

    • Operating System Designer

    • Systems Tester