Computer Information Technology

Daily headlines about hacking are a constant reminder that the convenience of computers comes with pitfalls.

In our Computer Information Technology program, students explore what it takes to manage, analyze and secure data as they learn the following software, programming languages and skills:

  • Google G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 applications including Access, Excel and Sheets
  • SQL, Visual Basic, C+, C# and Java
  • Using spreadsheets enhanced with formulas and macros to collect, manipulate and present data
  • Applying the three principles of cybersecurity — confidentiality, integrity and availability

Instruction begins with ergonomics, intellectual property, e-commerce models and other fundamentals before moving to advanced topics such as cloud computing, data integration, relational databases and the system development life cycle. Students apply these concepts as they collaborate to design and build databases and database management systems that can be harnessed to yield solutions to real-world problems. In the process, they learn to protect sensitive data by following industry-standard security, backup and recovery procedures.

Based on various end-user needs, students create, test and debug both graphical user interfaces and computer programs. They also learn to troubleshoot common hardware, software and network problems. Practicing business etiquette, time management and conflict resolution are important elements of the program, too.

 

Industry Credentials

Computer Information Technology students can earn the following certifications and credentials in high school:

  • CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+ Certifications
  • Cisco CCENT and CCNA Certifications
  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate via NOCTI®

College Credits

The following schools have articulation agreements with LCTI that allow Computer Information Technology students to earn college credit for work they complete in high school:

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College

Career Pathways

with credentials:

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • Help Desk Analyst

with associate degree:

  • Email Marketing Coordinator
  • User Interface Designer
  • Web Developer

with bachelor’s degree:

  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst

PROGRAM DETAILS

Teacher: Diane Rarick

Email: rarickd@lcti.org

4500
Education Park Drive

Schnecksville, PA
18078

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