Computer Programming / Information Management

 programming1 Opportunities:

  • Employment in trade or trade related occupations
  • Associate Degree – Tech Prep
    • California University
    • Westmoreland County Community College
    • Community College Allegheny County
    • PTI
    • ITT
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Post Secondary training in schools such as:
    • Penn Commercial
    • Laurel Business

Program Description:

This course prepares students to learn and apply foundational knowledge and skills they will need in computer software and related fields. They’ll learn to design, build and support computer programs, websites, databases and other software driven technologies such as robotics and mobile devices. Students will begin by receiving instruction in computing fundamentals such as PC hardware, basic software operation, basic networking and the Internet. From this point on, students will be exposed to many elements of the software industry. They will learn to create websites from the ground up in a standards oriented curriculum, model and create relational databases, build and program robots to complete various tasks and learn to write computer programs in a number of different languages including JavaScript and Python. In addition to these technical skills, students will learn about business ethics and law, office safety and operations, teamwork, logic, critical thinking skills and open-ended problem solving techniques.

 programming2 Career Possibilities:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Word Processor
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Database Administrator
  • Spreadsheet Analysis
  • PC Software Installer