IT Programming

IT Programming

Location: West Campus (Leesport)          Instructor: Denise Paulson          CIP Code: 52.1201

Information Technology (IT) Programming is a series of methods of collecting, compiling, and analyzing large quantities of data to satisfy our society’s ever-increasing need for information. With increasing frequency it is apparent that an understanding of IT is a necessary part of general education for students who live and work in our technological society.

The curriculum is designed to provide instruction that prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to support problem solving and the design and development of software applications. Students acquire the skills to analyze, design, implement, test, and document an application solution. The students utilize a state-of-the-art network computer system and its associated peripheral equipment to work on live problems, utilizing business software and object-oriented integrated development environments. Concepts delivered provide the basis of understanding in the area of computer programming and are applicable to business applications, mobile applications, and video gaming.

The course provides instruction in Visual Basic, NET, C++, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Database Administration/Programming, and Microsoft Office Suite. Students also receive instruction in office procedures and customer service communications, business law and ethics, and basic computer maintenance and troubleshooting.

Industry Certifications:

Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)
OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification


Required/Optional Items
Purchased through

Required Items
Purchase from any Vendor

Required Footwear

Required Safety Gear

One Shirt (ANY STYLE listed)
• Navy Blue Short Sleeve Polo Shirt with BCTC Logo
• Navy Blue Long Sleeve Polo Shirt with BCTC Logo
• Charcoal Crewneck Sweatshirt with BCTC Logo
• Skirts, dress shorts – cargo/denim/golf style appropriate length – to the knee and proper fitting and no holes

• Cotton blue jeans, khakis/cargo pants, dress pants – proper fitting and no holes

Casual shoes, sneakers, dress shoes, or work boots N/A

Tool / Supply / Protective Equipment

Quantity Needed Level 1, 2, or 3 Approximate Cost Suggested Vendor
Footwear Requirement: Casual shoes, sneakers, dress shoes, or work boots 1 pair Levels 1, 2, & 3 TBD Any store
3″, 3-Ring Binder 1 Level 1 $10.00 Any office supply store

* BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only).  Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.

IT Programming

Program Entrance Recommendations:

  • Reading at grade level
  • Algebra I or Geometry
  • Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Hand-eye coordination

Career Pathways:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Web Developer
  • Senior Programmer
  • Programming Manager
  • Systems Analyst, EDP
  • Computer Center Manager