Computer Science & Innovation
Computer Science & Innovation Career Pathway
To prepare students for careers in Information Technology, the pathway introduces students to web development, data communications, computer programming, and maintenance of computer hardware and software. Learn more about Milton Hershey School’s Computer Science and Innovation career pathway.
Like the rapidly evolving information technology industry, the Computer Science and Innovation career pathway is constantly changing to ensure it equips students with the skills and knowledge they need to adapt and thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.
Coursework is project-based with heavy incorporation of design thinking and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). Students become adept in working with augmented and virtual reality, robotics, computer software, electronics, programming, and coding. They also learn to reverse engineer software systems so they can create programs.
Industry Opportunities and Partnerships
Careers in the tech industry are among the fastest growing in the world. Students who pursue jobs in this field enjoy excellent compensation, challenging work, and opportunities for advancement. Software development is an example of one career students in this pathway may pursue. Employment of software developers is projected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026*—much faster than the average for all occupations.
“I learned about the vast amount of things you can do with computer-aided design, and it was really cool getting to step into the world of virtual reality. It opened my mind to what’s out there.”
Lester Huang ’19
Setting Students Up for Success
Using advanced technology like virtual reality and 3-D printing, students learn how to solve complex technological problems.
- Problem solving
- Ability to work with technology
- Out-of-the-box thinking
Future Career Options
- Web developer
- Computer programmer
- Data analyst
- 6 Industry-recognized certifications
- CompTIA A+ IT Technician
- EverFi™ Radius – Math and Coding
Learn more about Milton Hershey School’s Career and Technical Education program and its 12 distinct CTE career pathways.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Software Developers