Programming & Software Development

Program computers for cutting-edge technology using state-of-the-art equipment and software.

What makes technology work? Programs and software written by trained professionals who know how to problem solve. Designed for college-bound students, this program will teach you concepts and fundamentals that can be applied to all programming languages. Using Java, C#/Visual Basic, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and SQL, you’ll learn to write software for Web sites, smart devices, business applications, and personal use. Start preparing for a career as a software specialist, applications analyst, multimedia programmer, or other information technology position in this growing field.

Other programs in Information Technology career field:


Students have the opportunity to acquire the following certifications:

  • IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (2 points)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (3 points each)
    • Word Associate
    • PowerPoint Associate
    • Excel Associate
    • Access Expert
  • Information Technology Specialist Certification (1 point each)
  • Computational Thinking
  • Databases
  • HTML and CSS
  • HTML5 Application Development
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Software Development

Student Organization

What skills will I learn?

  • Object-oriented and event-driven programming
  • Basic units of logic
  • Algorithmic design
  • Testing and debugging
  • System Development Life Cycle
  • Data storage and manipulation
  • Website and web form design
  • Client-side scripting
  • Languages
    • Java
    • C#
    • HTML5
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
    • SQL

What types of equipment are used:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Office
  • Eclipse
Where do you want to go?

Web Software Developer, Application Developer, Database Analyst, Software Specialist, Application Specialist, Software Developer, Systems Analyst, Database Administrator, Software/Data Architect, IT Project Manager, Computer Programmer, Applications Analyst, Software Engineer

Information Technology Career Field


Year 1

3.0 elective, 1.0 Alg. II/Trig OR Pre-Calc (required)

Year 2

 4.0 elective OR 3.0 elective; 1.0 Pre-Calc (optional) 
 (Students not taking math option remain in program for instruction, earning 4.0 credits.)



Ohio College Tech Prep