Business & Information Technology Cluster
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.
THE TECHNICAL ACADEMY PROVIDES:
- 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.
- 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.
COURSE OF STUDY WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL TO EARN CREDITS TOWARDS A:
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.
Microsoft Visual Basic 2015 for Windows, Web, Windows Store and Database Applications: Comprehensiveby Corinne Hoisington Year Published: 2015
ISBN # 978-1-28585-689-6
Approximate Cost – New: $158.00 to Gently Used: $99.00