Information Technology

Instructor: Mr. Jerome Mick
CIP CODE:15.1202

The Information Technology program prepares students for an entry level position in the Information Technology field or continuing education at a post-secondary institution. Students will learn IT Concepts and Terminology, IT Infrastructure, Applications and Software, Security, Mobile Devices, Networking, Computer Hardware, Virtualization and Cloud Computing, Troubleshooting, Operating Systems, and Operational Procedures. The program takes a broad-spectrum approach to teaching the Information Technology field.

The IT program prepares students for the TestOut IT Fundamentals, CompTIA IT Fundamentals, TestOut PC Pro, CompTIA A+ certifications with additional opportunity to prepare for TestOut Network Pro, TestOut Security Pro, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ should time allow.

Areas of Instruction:

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Computer Repair
  • Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Productivity Software
  • Office Procedures and Customer Service Skills
  • Database Administration
  • Safety
  • Networking
  • Security

Career Certification:

The IT program prepares students for the IC3 Computer Fundamentals, CompTIA Starta, and CompTIA A+ Certifications.

What are the Benefits?

The IT program will prepare you for a  future career path in computers and business-related occupations. Types of jobs available for IT students are:

  • Computer Technician
  • Network Technician
  • System Administrator
  • Telecommunications
  • System Analyst

What is Information Technology?

The Information Technology  program at the Career Center helps prepare students for an  entry-level IT  position or to go on to post-secondary  IT schooling.   following topics are  taught in the IT program:

IT Concepts and Terminology

IT Infrastructure

Applications and Software


Mobile Devices


 Computer Hardware

Virtualization and Cloud Computing


Operating Systems

 Operational Procedures

Skills Needed:

This course is taught with hands-on training and theory. Students must be able to work independently, using verbal and textbook instruction.  Required skills for IT are:

  • Strong reading and writing skills
  • Basic computer concepts
  • Able to work independently or in a group setting
  • Organization

College Credits available in Information Technology from:

PA College of Technology

St. Francis University

Clarion University

Commonwealth Technical Institute

Excelsior College

Soar Credits

Adult Education Information

$7,000.00 – Includes books, NOCTI,  OSHA Certification, and CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Strata Certifications.
Estimated expenses not included in tuition:
Criminal Record Check – $22.00
Child Abuse Clearance – $13.00
Federal Criminal History Record-$23.85
$300.00 deposit that will go toward tuition  

Academic Year:  9 months/900 hours
Start Date: August 
Schedule:   Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-2:30 pm

Books included in tuition:
ISBN 9780071795913
Mike Meyers CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCS 4th edition
Mike Meyers

ISBN 9780071760225
All In One Comp TIA Strata Fundamentals
Scott Jernigan, Mike Meyers