• Information Technology

    TEXAS IS AT THE HEART OF THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION. Our state is home to world-class high-tech companies such as Texas Instruments, Dell, and Advanced Microsystems. Countless smaller firms create computer games, set up custom networks, service computer equipment, or develop and manage websites. In fact, every business in Texas needs IT expertise, either from in-house staff or from outside vendors. Keeping electronic data flowing takes both technical expertise and problem-solving savvy. If you are good at grasping how technology works, have an idea for a new website or computer game, or want a career that is always changing, then Information Technology may be the right cluster for you.

    AchieveTexas in Action: Arts, A/V Technology & Communications ©2010 by the Texas Education Agency.

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  • Available Pathways & Course Selection: 

    Programming & Software Development/Gaming Design Pathway

    • 9th Grade Course: Principles of Information Technology
    • 10th Grade Course: Video Game Design I 
    • 11th Grade Course: Video Game Design II
    • 12th Grade Course: Video Game Design III


    Computer Science (PLTW)

    • 9th Grade Course: Introduction to Computer Science
    • 10th Grade Course: Computer Science & Software Development/AP Computer Science II 
    • 11th Grade Course: Computer Science & Applications/ AP Computer Science III
    • 12th Grade Course: Simulation & Design 


     Career Opportunities:

    • Software Developer
    • Video Game Designer
    • Web Administrator 
    • Computer and Information Systems Manager