Information Technology & Cybersecurity

If you have coder’s brain and are always two steps ahead of technology, we have a career for you. The information technology industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial field that continues to have a revolutionary impact on the economy and the world around us. Consider a rewarding career in the field of information technology or cybersecurity!

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Data Entry Keyer $16.23
Inspector, Tester, Sorter, Sampler, Weigher $22.32
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Computer User Support Specialist $20.80
Computer Systems Analyst $30.53
Computer Programmer $33.45
Applications Software Developer $45.72
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Computer Hardware Engineer $41.52
Electronics Engineer (Except Computer) $45.02
Computer and Information Systems Manager $52.90

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Academy of Information Technology & Cybersecurity Sims Middle School
Applied Cybersecurity Avalon Middle School
Applied Cybersecurity Locklin Technical College
Applied Cybersecurity Pace High School
Applied Cybersecurity Sims Middle School
Computer Systems & Information Technology Locklin Technical College
Digital Literacy Academy Woodlawn Beach Middle School
Gaming & Simulation Academy Milton High School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Avalon Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Central School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Hobbs Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Holley Navarre Middle
Microsoft I.T. Academy Jay High School
Microsoft I.T. Academy King Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Sims Middle School
Microsoft I.T. Academy Woodlawn Beach Middle School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
A.A. Computer Information Systems Pensacola State College
A.S. Computer Programming and Analysis Pensacola State College
Applied Cybersecurity Locklin Technical College
Computer Systems & Information Technology Locklin Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
B.S. Computer Engineering University of West Florida
B.S. Computer Information Systems University of West Florida
B.S. Computer Science (Specialization in - Computer Information Systems, Software Engineering or Cybersecurity) University of West Florida
B.S. Electrical Engineering University of West Florida
B.S. Interdisciplinary Information Technology (Specializations in - Digital Enterprise, Information Technology or Networking & Telecommunication Technologies) University of West Florida
M.S. Administration (Specializations in - Cybersecurity, Database Administration, Software Engineering Administration) University of West Florida
M.S. Computer Science (Specializations in Computer Science, Database Systems, Software Engineering) University of West Florida

Find Out More

To find out more about Middle and High School Career Academies in Santa Rosa County, please contact Charlin Knight at (850) 983-5058, or submit this form:

To find about more about Next and Later education and traning programs, please contact our partners.


Santa Rosa County students can make decisions about Career Academies in Middle and High Schools in Feburary and March for the following school year. See a full list of Santa Rosa County Career Academies.


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IMPORTANT: In each potential pathway, the ability to transfer credits from one program level to the next is dependent on a variety of factors. Statewide articulation agreements may assist in these efforts but are not available for all potential career pathways. Ongoing guidance from academic career advisors and supervisors throughout your education and training pathway is recommended.

Note: Entrepreneurial skills are frequently incorporated in different Career Pathways programs to help students prepare to launch and contribute to successful enterprises of all types.

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.