• Computer Information Systems (CIP Code 52.1201)CIS
     
     
    An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to support the design and development of software applications.  This program is designed to provide the capacity to prepare and interpret process and data models, develop and structure software components and to validate the functionality, usability and reliability of those components.  Validation skills include testing and debugging.  System, component and user documentation is to be performed throughout the process.  This program will provide students with the ability to integrate new and existing components.  Students will receive instruction in at least two programming languages including at least one procedure-oriented language and one object and visually-oriented language.  This course provides a thorough practical knowledge of the concepts, theories, logic and critical thinking skills required when building software applications.  Students completing the program will possess a basic technical foundation needed to pursue post-secondary degrees leading to a career as a software developer, analyst project leader or in the management of information technologies.  Students may prefer to immediately enter the labor market in an entry-level position as developer or analyst.
  •  Programs of Study
     Level I
    Safety
    Professional Business Procedures 
    Business Law and Ethics
    Computer and Internet Fundamentals
    Programming and System Development
    Hours
    4
    60
    60
    60
    56
     
     Level II
    Safety
    Professional Business Procedures
    Computer and Internet Fundamentals
    Data Analysis Software
    Programming and System Development
    Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting
     
     Hours
    2
    18
    20
    60
    220
    40
     Level III
    Safety
    Professional Business Procedures
    Computer and Internet Fundamentals
    Data Analysis Software
    Programming and System Development
    Database Administration
    Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    Hours
    2
    18
    20
    60
    180
    45
    35
     Level IV
    Safety
    Professional Business Procedures
    Computer and Internet Fundamentals
    Data Analysis Software
    Programming and System Development
    Database Administration
    Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting
     Hours
    2
    18
    20
    60
    180
    45
    35
  • STC has Articulation Agreements with the following post-secondary schools:
    Lackawanna College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Manor College, McCann’s School & Business Technology/Pottsville, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pierce College, Pittsburgh Technical College


    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Program Entrance Recommendations
     
     
    Ability to work independently and in a team
    Algebra I or Geometry
    Hand & Eye Coordination 
    Problem Solving/Troubleshooting Skills (Logic)
    Reading at grade level