Computer Science & Information Technology

Information Technology is the key to everything in today’s economy. There is a huge demand for highly-skilled professionals to fill a wide variety of technical jobs in all industries, as companies large and small adapt to rapidly-advancing technologies.

NJ’s county vocational schools address this critical need with a broad range of programs designed to prepare the technicians, engineers and innovators of tomorrow.

Our programs stay ahead of the technology curve thanks to partnerships with employers who advise schools and students on new and emerging technologies that are in high demand. Many students earn industry certifications, as well as college credits, while still in high school.

Here are just a few of the career pathways in this industry:

  • Animator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Video Game Designer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Health Information Technician
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Engineer
  • Web Developer

For students and parents:

To see what information technology and computer science programs the county vocational-technical school in your county offers, find your school.


For adult students:

To look for specific information technology programs at county vocational-technical schools near you, use the adult “Find A Program” tool.


For more information about careers in information technology and computer sciences:

O*Net Online has comprehensive information on all types of jobs, including surveys that help people find careers they might enjoy

The ITCareerFinder career paths site is a good way to explore the various opportunities currently available.

Monster.com’s IT page has some good information on preparing for IT careers.