IT Programming

  • Instructor Denise Paulson | West Campus | CIP Code 52.1201

    IT 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 curriculum is designed to provide instruction that prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to support problem solving and the design and development of software applications. Students acquire the skills to analyze, design, implement, test, and document an application solution. The students utilize a state-of-the-art network computer system and its associated peripheral equipment to work on live problems, utilizing business software and object-oriented integrated development environments. Concepts delivered provide the basis of understanding in the area of computer programming and are applicable to business applications, mobile applications, and video gaming.

    The course provides instruction in Visual Basic.NET, C++, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Database Administration/Programming, Android Mobile Application Development, and Microsoft Office Suite. Students also receive instruction in office procedures and customer service communications, business law and ethics, and basic computer maintenance and troubleshooting.

    Graduates of this program are well-prepared for continued higher education towards an associate and Bachelor’s degree in such areas as: Computer Programming, Management Information Systems, Database Administration, Web Developer, or Software Development.

    Career Pathways:

    Computer Programmer
    Computer User Support Specialist
    Web Developer


    Senior Programmer
    Programming Manager
    Systems Analyst, EDP
    Computer Center Manager
    *Requires post-secondary training.


IT Programming

  • Technical Academy

    Qualified students are encouraged to apply as a Technical Academy student for this program.

  • Industry Certifications:

    Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)
    OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification

    College Advanced Credits:

    Berks Technical Institute -  Up to 46 quarter credits
    Harrisburg Area Community College -  Up to 10 credits
    Lehigh Carbon Community College - Up to 3 credits
    Pennsylvania College of Technology - Up to 3 credits
    Pittsburgh Technical Institute - Up to 11 credits

    Program Requirements/Costs

    There are specific costs for textbooks, tools, supplies, uniforms, certifications; and for some programs, medical and criminal clearances that students are obligated to pay upon acceptance. These costs change annually.

    Program Entrance Recommendations:

    ο Reading at grade level
    o Algebra I or Geometry
    o Problem-solving/ troubleshooting skills
    o Ability to work independently and in a team
    o Hand-eye coordination