CAREER AND COLLEGE PREP
The Future Is Now
Technology skills are in demand—and no longer confined to a single industry. Are you ready to explore all the places IT skills can take you?
Which pathway is offered?
Networking & Security—Students in this pathway learn to make sure data can transfer securely, maintain software and hardware, analyze problems, and develop solutions. They may also learn how to handle cyber threats of the future and enhance security for corporations and governments. The courses in this pathway can put students on track to careers in computer network architecture, computer network engineering, programming, system administration, cybersecurity, and more.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- User support specialist
- Network support specialist
- Level 1 security analyst
- Tech support specialist
- Computer systems admin
- Network systems admin
- Network technician
- Cybersecurity analyst
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.
What could my future look like in this career field?**
**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- Security Pro (entry-level IT security administrator)
- Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching Certification
- NOCTI Computer Networking Fundamentals
- ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
- Arizona Technical Skills Assessment