Information Technology Careers

Which high school classes to take for a career in IT

Information Technology (IT) is a field with a lot of job opportunities. Just about every workplace relies on computers and needs trained IT specialists. Experienced programmers, engineers, software designers, and front-end website developers can all enjoy high wages and job security with IT training.

eAchieve Academy is an online, public charter school. Tuition is free for Wisconsin students under the age of 21. Our curriculum includes a huge selection of courses for anyone interested in IT, including AP Computer Science and AP Computer Science Principles classes. Start taking online classes full- or part-time to learn all about IT and computer programming.

Preparing For Your Career

Universities can only accept a limited number of students each year. They look at GPAs, class history, personal attributes, and more to determine which students to accept. eAchieve Academy has courses to help you fill out your transcript. Our elective classes cover physical fitness, cooking, music, and art.

A lot of IT experts have taught themselves different programming languages or design elements. See if you can put your new skills to good use by eAchieve service learning. Volunteer to upgrade the computer system at your local library, a hospital, or other community center. These selfless services can be counted towards your required service-learning credit. Ask your counselor how to make this happen!

Program Admissions Process

Start off your IT career by getting into a great college. eAchieve Academy career-planning resources and counselors have helped our graduates get into colleges, universities, and institutes all over the world.

Since IT is such a popular field, specialty programs have become very competitive. Private and Ivy League universities are already tough, so go the extra mile in high school by taking Honors and AP classes. Advanced IT classes make you stand out from other applicants.

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Information Technology Courses

This is an easy one. eAchieve Academy has multiple Information Technology (IT) classes available for high school students who want to prepare for a college major or career in tech. Classes cover programming basics like HTML, CSS, and JAVA. AP classes introduce Python programming language.

Additional classes cover digital imaging and web design for front-end development. Our online course teach users how to navigate databases with Libre Office and Google Docs.

The best classes for serious techs are AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A. Passing the AP exam in high school can earn you college credit. Skip Computers 101 by using your high school knowledge to test out and into higher level classes.

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Math Courses

Math is found in all computer coding. Programming algorithms rely on math formulas to run. Take a pre-college math class or dive into geometry with online classes from eAchieve. The more classes you take in high school, the better you’ll be prepared for college-level mathematics.

eAchieve Academy has two college-level AP Calculus courses. Calculus is often a prerequisite for college IT and Computer Science courses. The classes last two semester to form a complete school year.

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Science Courses

Information Technology is closely tied to the sciences. At eAchieve, you should start with the basics of physics and chemistry.

Take an introductory Physics class early on so you can take one or two of our AP Physics classes before you graduate. Scoring well on the AP exam can count towards your college credit.

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English Courses

Computers may have their own coding languages, but you need a good understanding of English to learn new IT techniques. In fact, IT professionals often rely on the Internet for regular updates on what works and what doesn’t. You need excellent comprehension skills to keep up with the latest computer news. eAchieve English classes are available at every grade and skill level.

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General Information Technology

  • IT support specialist
  • IT security specialist
  • IT consultant
  • UX engineer
  • Web developer
  • Hardware engineer
  • Software engineer
  • DevOps engineer
  • Site reliability engineer
  • Database administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Network architect
  • Systems analyst
  • Solutions architect
  • Health IT specialist
  • User interface designer
  • Computer forensic investigator

Computer Science Engineer

  • Software developer
  • Video game designer
  • Front-end web developer
  • IT support specialist
  • Systems developer
  • Software architect
  • Digital artist
  • Network administrator
  • Network architect
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer hardware engineer
  • Information security analyst

Other Creatives

  • Video game designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Video game tester
  • Video game producer
  • Software developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Tech support
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Marketer

High Demand

High Demand

Given the growing importance of IT to almost all organizations, it’s likely demand for qualified staff will continue to rise over time.

Respected Profession

Respected Profession

Working in IT is a well-respected job, so much so that digital skills and computer programming are often the most sought after skills in a modern company.

Good Salary Expectations

Good Salary Expectations

There is a huge range of potential roles available to those with IT qualifications. It’s commonly known that people in the industry earn a good salary.

Growth Opportunities

Growth Opportunities

The world of IT is always evolving, which provides exciting opportunities for you to constantly update your skills and work on different challenging projects.



Whether you’re a consultant, network technician, help desk assistant, or other IT professional, there are many different roles to choose from and learn about.

Any Industry

Any Industry

There are very few industries that do not have an IT department. Industries who may not use IT in day to day operations will usually at least need a support team.

Enrolling in online school can be a difficult transition for students transferring from traditional brick-and-mortar schools. Students are expected to be more independent and self-disciplined. Virtual education requires a broader skillset than traditional schools. eAchieve Academy gives every student access to counselors throughout their online academic career.

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