This program focuses on students’ understanding of the software and application development process, such as planning, analysis, design, implementation, testing, publishing, and maintenance. Students should use technology and Computer Science elements, principles and theories to solve problems.
The program is part of the Web Development, Programming, and Computer Science Pathways. These pathways are three of nine pathways in the Information Technology Cluster. This cluster builds linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, and multimedia and systems integration services. Careers in Web and Digital Communications involve creating, designing and producing interactive multimedia products and services, including development of digitally-generated or computer-enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment, communications and marketing. Organizations of all types and sizes use digital media to communicate with existing and potential customers, to track transactions, and to collaborate with colleagues. Web and digital communications experts can find employment opportunities in organizations of all sizes and types. This pathway culminates with an opportunity for students to earn industry recognized credentials.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
AP Computer Science A
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Software Development
National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Computer Programming
Georgia Business Ethics Student Training (BEST)