•  Business & Information Technology Cluster 

     IT Programming

  • Instructor:  Denise Paulson  |   West Campus

    The IT PROGRAMMING  program is also offered through the Technical Academy for high achieving students.  The Technical Academy is a partnership between the Berks Career & Technology Center, Reading Area Community College, and Bloomsburg University.

    The Technical Academy provides college-bound students with the opportunity to develop advanced technical skills and earn college credit toward an associate and/or bachelor’s degree while still in high school.  Students with high academic achievement may qualify for this program and earn up to 24 college credits while still in high school.

    Programming is a series of methods of collecting, compiling, and analyzing large quantities of data to satisfy our society’s ever-increasing need for information. With increasing frequency it is apparent that an understanding of IT is a necessary part of general education for students who live and work in our technological society.  The students utilize a modern state-of-the-art network computer system and its associated peripheral equipment to work on live problems.  Students will complete courses in Programming, Business, Web Design, and Advanced Computer Applications and earn college credit.


  • Another Step to Your Success!

    Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree on the RACC Campus      

    Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Leadership  

    • Earn a bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University by taking classes at the RACC campus at a fraction of the cost of other 4-year degree programs.
    • BCTC & RMCTC Technical Academy students may dual enroll during their sophomore, junior & senior years, complete an Associate degree at RACC, then transfer seamlessly into Bloomsburg University’s Technical Leadership B.A.S degree program with guaranteed admission as a college junior.
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    • In the 1st and 2nd year, Programming students may complete 5 college courses at BCTC, earning up to 15 college credits tuition free! Students will be expected to purchase textbooks and all other course materials.
    • In the 3rd year of the program, students may take an additional 3 courses on the RACC Campus, earning up to an additional 9 college credits while in high school. Tuition for the final courses taken on the RACC Campus (while students are still in high school) may be subsidized by BCTC and is dependent on state and federal funding.
    • All credits earned will appear as completed courses on a college transcript establishing the transferability of these courses.
  • Entrance Requirements


    • Students must be in Grades 10 or 11 to begin a program in the Technical Academy.
    • 3.0 overall GPA *
    • Math Proficiency
    • Reading Proficiency
    • To remain in the program,students must complete a college prep academic sequence
      throughout high school.
    • Signed Letter of Understanding to attend RACC to earn an associate degree.
    • Students transitioning to RACC after graduation and completion of the Technical Academy
      courses will be required to complete RACC's placement assessment.  SAT, ACT, and AP scores may be evaluated to determine the need to take RACC's placement assessment. 

    • * With special permission a student may be accepted on a provisional basis with a 2.5 GPA or higher.



    Computer Technology Degree

    (BCTC’s IT Programming Students)

    The following courses are part of RACC’s Computer Technology program of study. The courses students may take at RACC in the 12th grade are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    BUS 100 Introduction to Business - 3 credits
    IFT 100 Introduction to Information Technology - 3 credits
    IFT 110 Microcomputer Applications - 3 credits
    WEB 100 Web Design I (HTML) - 3 credits
    PRG 100 Introduction to Programming - 3 credits
    ORI 103 College Success Strategies - 3 credits*
    MGT 215 Human Relations in Business - 3 credits*
    IFT 120 Advanced Microcomputer Applications - 3 credits*

    Total Credit Hours Available for HS Students 24 credits

    Please see the Technical Academy Brochure for additional information.