Pathfinder Tech

Programming & Web Development

SKILLS ACQUIRED AT EACH GRADE LEVEL

Grade 9

  • Shop Safety Procedures
  • HTML 
  • CSS
  • Photoshop
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Special Interest Project

Grade 11

  • Computer programming
  • Data structures
  • Decision making logic
  • External and internal modules
  • Special interest projects
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Error handling
  • Operating Systems – Windows and Mac

Grade 10

  • JavaScript
  • Programming Concepts – Loops and functions
  • Introduction to Python
  • Database programming
  • Special Interest Projects

Grade 12

  • Object oriented programming
  • Special interest projects
  • Advanced web programming
  • Networking
  • Security
  • Programming with API’s
  • Application Design

Programming & Web Development

The demand for skilled technology professionals has never been higher. Our students are prepared for a successful career in technology upon graduation.
The Programming and Web Development program provides a foundational level of technology instruction which will prepare students to pursue careers in areas such as computer programming, web development, technical support and several other technology related fields. Students in our program are well prepared to enter either the workforce or college upon completion. Course topics include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python and other popular programming languages. We also focus on hardware, software and networking where the students have a chance to design and troubleshoot in a live environment.
Our students also have an opportunity to create websites for local clients and work at the school’s Help Desk. Upon successful completion of our program, students have the opportunity to matriculate into two local community colleges where we have articulation agreements for earned credits. We also compete in STEM project competitions and Skills USA on an annual basis.

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS
  • Game design
  • Graphic design
  • STEM competitions
  • Recycling drive
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS
  • Comptia ITF+
  • Comptia A+
THIS PROGRAM RELIES HEAVILY ON THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC SKILLS and/or DISCIPLINES
  • Math
  • Writing
  • Logic
  • Problem Solving

POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES UPON COMPLETION OF PROGRAM

Upon graduation:
  • Jr Web Developer
  • Jr Computer programmer
  • Help Desk Technical Support
  • I.T. support technician
  • I.T. Support Specialist
After completion of 1-2 years of post-secondary technical training (apprenticeship, certificate program or associate’s degree):
  • Hardware / software analyst
  • Network support
  • Business Analyst
  • Technology Specialist
  • Mobile App Developer
After completion of Advanced degree (4 year college degree or higher)
  • System Analyst
  • Sr Help Desk Support Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Video Game Developer
  • IT Manager

Pathfinder provides a robust program of essential academic coursework to ensure students’ readiness upon graduation to pursue an array of career pathways, as well as prepare students to be successful, independent members of society. Beyond core offerings in English, mathematics, science, and social studies, Pathfinder students may also elect accounting, health and wellness, and foreign language options. In addition to traditional college and career readiness driven academic courses, students may engage in Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment opportunities.

Pathfinder offers a wide range of vocational technical programs. We have expanded our offerings to include 15 unique programs. These exciting programs give students a competitive advantage both in college and in the workforce. Our programs are designed to help students create and follow pathways to a career of their choice.  Pursue your passion and enjoy your education!

The Cooperative Education Program at Pathfinder is an optional experience for seniors and juniors (second half of the school year) having a minimum 1,000 hours in their technical area. Through a cooperative arrangement between the school and employer, the student will receive job placement related to their technical area of study during their “shop week” with wages paid by the employer. To be eligible, a student must have the recommendation of their technical program teachers, meet the required grade, attendance, and discipline standards. The student must also have their OSHA 10-hour card. Some technical areas may require additional certifications prior to entering the program.

To schedule a tour please contact our Guidance Department:
413-283-9701 Ext. 247
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