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    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
     
    Computer Information Systems — Programming teaches students highly desirable skills that translate into both job security and satisfaction in the Information Age. Learn the fundamentals of computer science and troubleshooting, as well as programming structures and languages. Students are programmed for success in post-secondary education and entry level positions in information technology, programming and development.
     
    Program Concentrations:
     
    • Application and website development
    • Basic programming structures and concepts
    • Coding languages such as C++, Java and PHP
    • Foundations and principles of computer science
    • Planning, coding and debugging computer programs
    • Problem-solving, logic and critical reasoning skills
     
    Career Options: 

    You can become an applications programmer, computer games designer, information technology specialist, software developer, systems analyst, web designer or webmaster. 

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    CompTIA's A+
     
    CompTIA's Cloud Essentials
     
    CompTIA's CTT+
     
    CompTIA's CYSA
     
    CompTIA's IT Fundamentals
     
    CompTIA's Linux+
     
    CompTIA's Network
     
    CompTIA's Project+
     
    CompTIA's Security+
     
    CompTIA's Server
     
    Oracle Certification
     
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
     
     
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    Open Dual Enrollment Credits
    Delaware County Community College
     
    Concurrent Dual Enrollment Credits
    Delaware County Community College
    Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
     
    1:1 Articulation Credits
    Pittsburgh Technical Institute
    St. Francis University
     
    Click here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.
     
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    Upperclassmen may be hired at local companies, such as Sycamore International. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.
     
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    The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS).  Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list.