C Spire Software Development Pathway

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The Software Development Pathway prepares students for an exciting career as a junior software developer with starting salaries in Mississippi upwards of $50,000.00! This pathway consists of two years of high school courses followed by 1 year at a local community college, culminating in multiple industry certifications and an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science.  With the appropriate guidance, students could graduate from high school with up to 27 credit hours at their local community college.  This would put them on track to graduate after only 1 year of community college and ready to enter the workforce as a junior software developer.

High School Courses in this Pathway

Web and Programming Concepts

This course is an introduction to web site development and programming logic. Students will gain hands-on experience in the development of computer programs. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a web site from the ground up.

Client-Side Programming

This course offers a comprehensive understanding of programming using JavaScript.

SQL Programming

This course offers students an extensive introduction to data server technology covering concepts of relational databases and the structured query language (SQL). Students are taught to retrieve data and produce readable output.

Programming in Python

This course is designed to provide an introduction to programming concepts and data informatics using Python through lecture and a series of practical hands-on exercises.