IT Academy

1 academy, 4 programs

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute’s IT Academy offers four programs that put high school students on pathways toward college degrees and lucrative careers in the rapidly growing field of information technology.

During their freshman and sophomore years at LCTI, academy students learn the concepts and skills they need to build a broad knowledge base in computer science. Students eventually select one of the following four specialities to focus on as upperclassmen: Administrative Office Technology/Accounting, Computer Information Technology, Computer & Networking Technology and Web Design/Web Programming.

All about the IT Academy

Elaine Beam

Administrative Office Technology/Accounting
beame@lcti.org


Diane Rarick

Computer Information Technology
rarickd@lcti.org


William Gordon

Computer & Networking Technology
gordonw@lcti.org


Joseph Peregrin

Web Design/Web Programming
peregrinj@lcti.org

Four pathways to success

Administrative Office Technology/Accounting

Computers are indispensable tools of the modern office. In Administrative Office Technology/Accounting, students use them to manage money, people and more as they learn to perform vital clerical and administrative duties.


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Computer Information Technology

The convenience of computers comes with pitfalls. In Computer Information Technology, students learn what it takes to avoid them as they explore the processes of managing, analyzing and securing an organization’s data.


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Computer & Networking Technology

Computers are an integral part of today’s workplace. In Computer & Networking Technology, students learn to install, configure and maintain PCs, mobile devices and software as they tackle common technical support tasks.


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Web Design/Web Programming

Everyone and everything has a web presence these days. In Web Design/Web Programming, students master programming languages, software and more as they build compelling websites from scratch.


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News & notifications

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Important information for new and returning students

Here are some tips and reminders to get you started in 2019-2020.

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LCTI adult workforce education school

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute hires six new teachers

The JOC also approved hiring an administrator and a support staffer.

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It Academy success stories

Corinne Verba

Corinne is a Northern Lehigh Bulldog.

Austin Appel

Austin is a Whitehall Zephyr.

Joshua Tulloch

Joshua is a Catasauqua Rough Rider.

Fast facts about IT careers

546,200


According to projections, computer and information technology occupations will account for 546,200 new U.S. jobs through 2028.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

21%


Employment of software developers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

$62K


In May 2018, the median annual wage for computer network support specialists was $62,770. It was $50,980 for computer user support specialists.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

32%


Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

2 years


Most web developers spend two years working on an associate’s degree before entering the profession, which has a median annual wage of $69,430.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Computer & Networking Technology
Computer Information Technology
Web Design/Web Programming
Web Design/Web Programming
Computer & Networking Technology
Web Design/Web Programming
Web Design/Web Programming

4500
Education Park Drive

Schnecksville, PA
18078

Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.