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What should I do in college and high school if I want to better my chances in getting a tech job and what AP classes should I take/courses in college.

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Charlotte’s Answer

Learning computer science in high school can definitely help set you up for success in college. Once you get into college, majoring in computer science is likely the best path forward if you are looking for a job as either a software engineer or a technical program manager. There are internships available as early as freshman year and applications often open in August before the school year even starts. Building up personal projects, getting jobs as instructor assistants, and participating in hackathons can help you build up your resume to land an internship as an underclassman.
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Baljit’s Answer

Hi Victor,
AP classes that you could look into are of course the field you want to get into- technology based classes-if that's what your school offers. Computer Science classes, some Algebra classes (up to advanced levels) and some other advanced Math classes could be taken in High School to better your chances.

The main reason why students often take AP classes is to make their applications to colleges and university shine bright. Most schools require 7 to 12 AP classes for entry to that school.
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Andrew’s Answer

To be quite frank the only need for any AP courses is if you want college credit going in to help get some Gen Ed requirements out of the way. Even something like AP calc is really only semi-important if you go into a statistical aspect of tech like data science. Now if there are any courses that focus in coding i would suggest those. If your school doesnt have them begin learning outside of school through resources like freecodecamp or codeacademy or even just youtube courses. I took one AP course in spanish lang and now I am a data engineer so it really doesnt matter too much in any direct way. Indirectly they can help with getting into colleges with transcripts and such but I also have colleagues that didnt go to college and instead built their tech skills up through certifications and boot camps. College degrees are preferable in the working world 100% but some people dont have those opportunities and I want emphasize to anyone in that position that reads this that you most certainly can find jobs in tech without college degrees as long as you have other skills.

But tldr focus on growing your coding skills and keep up with latest tech trends like cloud computing. Dont worry too much about AP courses
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