February is CTE month and we are excited to highlight the broad spectrum of fields that CTE offers our students. The fourth of the thirteen clusters we are highlighting is the Computer Science and Information Technology Cluster. Within this career cluster, these are the pathways within our district that our students can take:

Pathway:  Cybersecurity

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32% nationwide through the year 2028. Demand is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.

Courses Offered:

Computer Programming

Computer Science Principles

Web Development

Cybersecurity

CAPS

Internship

Possible Occupations:

Computer Network support specialist

Computer and Information System Manager

Computer Programmer

Information Security Analyst

Collegiate and Technical Programs:

Stevens Henager College

Brigham Young University

University of Utah

Utah Valley University

Utah State University

Weber State University

FBLA, SkillsUSA, TSA, DECA – Student Organization:

Students who participate in the Cybersecurity Career Pathway choose among the following CTSOs: FBLA, SkillsUSA, & TSA. Provo High School and Timpview High School, both have chapters in FBLA, SkillsUSA, & TSA.

Pathway: Programming and Software Development

Demand continues for programmers who can help organizations keep up with changing technology. Prospects are best for those who have knowledge of various programming languages. In Utah, the average annual employment growth rate for software developers is 7.1% through the year 2026.

Courses Offered:

Computer Programming 1 and 2

Computer Science Principles

Game Development Fundamentals

Computer Programming Advanced 

CAPS

Internship

Possible Occupations:

Web Developer

Computer Programmer

Computer Systems Analyst

Software Developer

Video Game Designer

Collegiate and Technical Programs

Davis Technical College

Brigham Young University

Utah Valley University

University of Utah

Weber State University

FBLA, SkillsUSA, & TSA – Student Organizations:

Students who participate in the Programming and Software Development Career Pathway choose among the following CTSOs: FBLA, SkillsUSA, & TSA. Provo High School and Timpview High School both have chapters in FBLA, SkillsUSA, & TSA.

Pathway: Web Development

The World Wide Web has changed the way we communicate and consume information. With more than 1 billion websites the need for Web developers is high. According to the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the average annual employment growth rate for Web developers is 4.2% through the year 2026.

Utah has deep consumer software roots. Ancestry.com, Overstock.com, Backcountry.com, and Vivint.com all started in the Beehive State. “People in Utah want to contribute. Just walking down the street you can sense the desire to build and create, to make a mark. That kind of ‘beehive’ energy is exactly what a consumer startup needs . . .” said Chatbooks CEO Nate Quigley, Silicon Slopes Magazine, Spring 2017.

Courses offered:

Computer Science Principles

Digital Graphics Art

Entrepreneurship

Information Technology

Web Development 1

Internship 

CAPS

Possible Occupations

Web Developer

Computer Systems Manager

Graphic Designer

Software Developer

Collegiate Programs

Brigham Young University

Utah State University

University of Utah

Utah Valley University

Weber State University

 FBLA, SkillsUSA, & TSA – Student Organizations:

Students who want to participate in the Web Development Career Pathway can choose among the following CTSOs: FBLA, SkillsUSA, & TSA. Provo High School and Timpview High School, both have chapters in FBLA, SkillsUSA, and TSA.

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