Explore Information Technology (IT) Education
Your student's interest in video games, computers, or web design can transform into life-long success. Through career readiness education, students can nurture these interests and translate them into technical skills to carry with them into a career in Information Technology.
AN INSIDE LOOK
Take a peek at how Destinations Career Academy IT students spend their day. From teacher-led virtual classes and collaboration with classmates to passion projects, the flexibility of online career readiness prepares students to pursue a job or degree in IT after high school.
With pathways ranging from Video Game Design to Cyber Security, students can discover their many career options in the IT field. View typical course schedules for each of the IT Pathways.
Online high school meets groundbreaking career readiness. Discover how immersive teaching technology is helping Destinations Career Academy students be prepared for the modern IT workplace.
Learn more about Career Readiness Education and K12’s innovative approach to empowering exploration.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tell if IT is right for my child?
If your child has a passion for technology, video games and computers, an IT pathway may be a great career field for them to explore. Beyond passions, there are some traits that also signal potential success in IT. Students who are detail-oriented and problem-solvers may be a perfect fit for an IT career where critical thinking and strong focus are necessary skills.
What kind of jobs exist in the IT field?
IT jobs can range from technical support for businesses to developing software and computer programs. With the increase in video gaming, there are also many opportunities for game development. These jobs all range in the types of technical skills needed. For instance, computer programmers are well versed in coding languages, where IT support specialists are more knowledgeable of computer hardware and systems.
What are the benefits of learning IT in high school?
Students who start their IT career path in high school are prepared to enter a competitive workforce or pursue a relevant degree after graduation. Through career readiness education, students who study an IT pathway will be well versed in the technical skills needed to start their career. Through a project-based learning approach, IT students prepare for real-world situations that help develop their technical skills, while teaching them problem solving.