Computer Information Technology

Course Overview

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.

Course details

Course length: 9 months

Next start date(s): Fall 2024 dates TBD

Tentative schedule: 8:15 am – 2:45 pm, M-F

Credentials & college credit

Students who complete our course earn the following industry-recognized credentials:

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

Students who complete our course are well-positioned to earn associate degrees at the following school(s):

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College

Career pathways

with credentials earned at LCTI:

  • Computer support specialist
  • Field service technician
  • Help desk analyst

with credentials + experience or associate degree:

  • Email marketing coordinator
  • User interface designer
  • Web developer

with bachelor’s degree:

  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information security analyst

Learn more about potential career pathways.

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