Programming and Software Development (Computer Science)

About Our Program

The programming and Software Development program of study explores the occupations and education opportunities associated with researching, designing, developing, and testing operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computer applications. This program of study may also include exploration into creating, modifying, and testing the codes, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run.

Potential Computer Science Careers:

Software Engineer, Web Developer, Full Stack Developer, Computer Programmer, Software Quality Assurance Engineer, Computer Systems Administrator, Computer Systems Engineer, Technical Support Specialist, App Developer, and IT Manager.

Computer Science Facts

The web developer job market is expected to grow by 14.9% between 2016 and 2026, with the salary for Web Developers in Texas averaging $70,630.

The computer programmer industry is concentrated in California, Texas, New York

Related Industries Include: Software Development, Healthcare, Financial Services, Consulting, Aerospace and Defense, and Computer Hardware Design

Job Roles and facts gathered from “Computer Science.” CareerExplorer, www.careerexplorer.com/degrees/computer-science/.


  • Computer Science Pathway

    LEVEL 1

    • Fundamentals of Computer Science*

    LEVEL 2

    • Computer Programming I
    • AP Computer Science Principles
    • Computer Science I Honors

    LEVEL 3

    • AP Computer Science A
    • Computer Science II Honors

    LEVEL 4

    • Practicum in Information Technology (Internship)
    • Practicum in A/V Production (Internship)

    CERTIFICATION OPTIONS

    • Oracle Certified Association
    • JAVA SE 8 Programmer
    • Oracle Certified Database Associate

    * Offered at DATA Middle School
    ** Offered at both DATA Middle School and DATA High School