Programming & Web Development

Program Description

  • The Programming and Web Development major integrates Computer Maintenance and Repair, Computer Programming, Web Design and Development, and Computer Applications with Business Communication Skills. Students also will have the opportunity and support to pursue independent projects in related topics, including Graphic Design and Development, 3D Animation, Game Design, and Computer Repair and Maintenance. Other opportunities that students may participate in include co-op jobs and SkillsUSA competitions. In addition, students may have the opportunity to build, administer, and maintain websites for small businesses and nonprofits and perform other “live” work. All seniors will complete a capstone project that gives them the opportunity to synthesize and showcase all of the skills they have learned as a student at Minuteman. Students will develop the ability to organize and manage programming and web development projects and office work, learn advanced interpersonal and business relations skills, and develop an understanding of business attitudes essential to participate in the multinational marketplace as productive workers and consumers. All learners are challenged to meet high standards and expectations while receiving the support necessary for success. The program’s focus is on preparing students for a variety of career opportunities where technical knowledge and skills are integrated with business concepts and academics. Human relations, self-management, teamwork, and leadership are covered daily. During junior year, as part of the Java programming unit, interested and qualified students may optionally elect to earn credit for AP Computer Science A. AP students will be expected to complete additional assignments and assessments beyond the standard curriculum.

Course Content

    • Computer Fundamentals
    • PHP and MySQL
    • Computer Web Design
    • Database Management
    • Computer Programming
    • Presentation Skills
    • Intermediate Programming
    • Computer Repair
    • Visual Basic
    • The Software Development Process
    • Python
    • Microsoft Project
    • JAVA
    • Tablet/Smartphone App Development
    • Wordpress Website Development

Employers Hiring Minuteman Graduates

    • ClickHarmonics
    • Tocci Construction Management
    • Harvard University
    • The MITRE Corporation
    • Microsoft
    • Minuteman HS

Advisory Committee Partners

    • Bass Rocks Technology, LLC
    • Converse
    • Empirix Inc.
    • Middlesex Community College
    • Nokia, Inc.
    • Tenarys
    • Town of Andover/Memorial Hall Library
    • Software/Target Analysis Group
    • uReach Technologies
    • Virtera

Industry Certifications

    • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry

Possible Career Pathways

    • 3D Animation Programmer
    • Computer Help Desk
    • Computer Maintenance Technician
    • Computer Programmer
    • Computer Sales
    • Computer System Design and Related Services
    • Game Programmer
    • Management of Companies and Enterprises
    • Network Administrator
    • Scientific Research and Development Services
    • Software Publisher
    • Systems Administrator
    • Web Developer

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Starting Salary

  • Earnings Vary by Speciality

    *Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Partners

    • Middlesex Community College
    • New England Institute of Technology