Advanced Technologies and Science: Information Technology Pathway

Pathway Summary: 

Entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services, including gaming technologies and careers using graphic design

 Pathway Courses:

  • Level 1:  Intro to Developing Mobile Apps
  • Level 2:  AP Computer Science Principles
  • Level 3:  Graphic Communications or Internet and Web Design
  • Level 4:  S.T.E.M. or Robotics & Automated Systems 1

 See Program of Study and Career Pathways for Other Recommended Electives and Virtual Courses for this pathway.

AP and Dual Enrollment (ECE) Credit Opportunities:

AP 2D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP Physics (algebra-based), AP Psychology, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States Government & Politics, AP United States History, AP World History, UConn ECE Music Theory 1 and 2, UConn ECE Music Appreciation, UConn ECE Physics 1201Q, UConn ECE Physics 1202, UConn ECE French 5, UConn ECE Spanish 5, UConn Seminar in Writing through Literature

Recommended Clubs & Organizations:

  • WHS Theatre (Sound/Lighting Crew)
  • Robotics Team
  • Yearbook
  • Daily Knight
  • Westbrook HS Athletics Broadcasting

Key Business and Industry Partners:

  • Valley Shore Community Television
  • Alta Visions Systems
  • Westbrook Public Schools

Future Careers:

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Bachelor’s degrees:  Information Security Analysts, Applications Software Developers, Systems Software Developers, Computer Programmers, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, Computer Systems Analysts, Database Administrators, Computer Network Architects

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Associate degrees:  Computer User Specialists, Web Developers, Computer Network Support Specialists


Industry Certifications

Associate's Degrees

Bachelor's Degrees

Health Information Mgt. Tech:  28 credits

Computer Information Systems:  21-27 credits

Computer Servicing:  15 credits

Help Desk Technician:  24 credits

Software Developer:  24 credits

Business Office Technology:   29 credits

Social Media Specialist:  19 credits

Computer Programming:  23 credits

Data Science:  19 credits

Smartphone App Development: 14 credits

Graphic and Communication Arts:  30 credits

Computer and Information Systems

Computer Networking

Computer Support Specialist

Management Information Systems

Computer Engineering Technology

Computer Information Technology

Computer Science Studies

Computer Game Design

Graphic Design




Computer Engineering Technology

Computer Science


Electronics Technology

Graphics/Information Design

Management Information Systems

Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Information Systems

Health Information Management

Gaming Design

Illustration/Animation Design