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Programming and Software Development

People who work in this pathway work with cutting-edge technologies to develop tomorrow’s products for use by businesses and consumers. While many of the career opportunities in this area are in software companies, large organizations of other types—such as Financial Services and Business—also offer many opportunities.

Example Careers

  • Computer and Information Research Scientist and System Manager
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Network Architects and Support Specialist
  • Computer Operator and Programmer
  • Computer Science or Engineering Teacher
  • Computer Systems or Information Security Analyst
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Multimedia Artist and Animator
  • Network and Computer System or Database Administrator
  • Software Developer: Applications or System Software


Related Electives

Career Related Activities

External Experiences

  • Job Shadow
  • Internship (Long-term)
  • Mini-Internship (Winter Break, Spring Break)

Leyden Certificates

Triton Certificates

Triton Degrees

Example College Majors

  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • System Administration
  • Webpage/Multimedia