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Plug Into a Pathway that Will Wire You for Tech Success

We’re all wired differently. Do you dream of a career as a software designer? Long to develop cutting-edge websites or game-changing apps? View yourself as a budding data scientist? If this sounds like you, then you might want to plug into a career in IT and programming. The VUSD Information Technology Pathway offers computer-driven and tech-obsessed students a strong entryway into both a college degree and a career path in this well-paying, always-expanding industry. Students can choose from a wide range of courses available to help build and strengthen an array of skills needed in the IT and programming environment of today…and tomorrow.

What You'll Learn

From 9th grade upward, enroll in A-G approved courses to start preparing for your career in the IT/programming industry. Classes include:

  • AP Computer Sci Principles
  • AP Computer Science A

What You’ll Do

Take what you’re learning in the classroom into the real world and experience for yourself all that awaits you in the always-interesting and ever-evolving IT/programming industry. Immersive and insightful experiences include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Field trips to local colleges
  • Interactive opportunities with LinkedIn
  • Entree to employment roundtable events

Who You Can Be

Kickstart your career path with top-tier academic instruction and industry-leader insights. The Information Technology pathway prepares you for potential careers such as:

  • Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Data Scientist

Industry Average Wages: $86,550

Projected Industry Growth: 21%

What You Need to Know

VUSD’s Information Technology Pathway offers a comprehensive collection of courses designed to give students a strong foundation in IT/Programming — and a head start on a degree and career in this always-interesting and ever-expanding field.

Students (9th grade and up) who enroll in these courses will build core competencies and confidence while enhancing their abilities in highly valued skills such as project planning and development, algorithmic thinking, structured programming, object-oriented programming, C++, Java, and Javascript. They’ll also benefit from insights and connections afforded by guest speakers, field trips to local colleges, and even a visit to LinkedIn headquarters.

Several courses are offered within the Pathway: College & Career Seminar via Computer Literacy, Structured Programming, Honors Structured Programming, Honors Object-Oriented Programming, and Applied Design. Additionally, Honors Structured Programming and Honors Object-Oriented Programming are articulated with Moorpark College to provide 4-semester units in Computer Science (CSU/UC transferrable).

College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

This pathway earns a total of 7 transferable credits.

2 Year

AST Computer Science - Moorpark College

4 Year

BS Computer Science - CSU Channel Islands