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Programming and Software Development Pathway

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Programming and Software Development Pathway

The Programming and Software Development Pathway explores the occupations and education opportunities associated with researching, designing, developing, and testing operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computer applications. This Pathway may also include exploration into creating, modifying, and testing the codes, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run.

What You Can Learn:

  • How to use technology and programming to solve computation problems

  • How to design and implement innovative solutions 

What You Can Gain:

  • Microsoft Technology Associate

What You Can Become:
(with additional education and training)

  • Software Developer

  • Computer Programmer

  • Computer Software Engineer

What You Can Take: 

  • Fundamentals of Computer Science*

  • AP Computer Science Principles*

  • Computer Science I*

  • Computer Science II

  • AP Computer Science A

  • Practicum in Information Technology

*denotes courses that begin at home campus

View the Programming and Software Development Program of Study Guide (PDF opens in a new window).

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