Computers know how to perform tasks, solve problems, or display information on the internet because of the work of computer programmers and web developers.
Programming and Web Development programs provide a broad foundation in the tools, languages, and career paths in the world of Computer Science. Through projects and work-based experiences, students work with computer programming languages, web design and development tools, graphic design tools, and tools for 3D animation and game design. Programs also provide students with technical training related to software development, cybersecurity, photography, animation, building web pages and apps, and working with data.
Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Programming and Web Development. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.
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Last Updated: September 14, 2022
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