INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – APPLICATIONS

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  • two ITA students work togetherJump-start your college career by earning up to 27 free college credits while still in high school and enrolled in ITA.
  • Explore the computer inside and out with hands on learning.
  • Become familiar with home networks, the internet, and social networks.
  • Build business related databases used in every business.
  • Design, modify, and maintain professional documents.
  • Prepare financial statements using accounting principles and software.
  • Creatively code and design interactive computer programs.
  • Explore the creative processes needed to be in a supervisory position and lead others.

 View the Information Technology–Applications / Business Management program brochure

 View the Technical Academy brochure

Information Technology Lab

2 students computing in the ITA learning labJob Titles – Career Pathways
15-1021   Computer Programmers
15-1121    Computer Systems Analysts
15-1132   Software Developers, Applications
15-1141    Database Administrator
15-1151    Computer User Support Specialist
43-4051   Customer Service Rep
43-9011   Computer Operators

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CTC knowledge transfers to college credits at:
Berks Technical Institute
Harrisburg Area Community College
Keystone Technical Institute
Lackawanna College
Lincoln Technical Institute
Luzerne County Community College
Manor College
McCann’s School of Business
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pierce College
Reading Area Community College

*Earn up to 24 dual enrollment college credits with Reading Area Community College through participation in the Technical Academy.

Student Certifications:
NOCTI – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute
*  Management Information Systems
Microsoft Office Specialist – Excel
Microsoft Office Specialist – Word
Microsoft Office Specialist – Powerpoint
Microsoft Office Specialist – Access
Microsoft Office Specialist – Outlook

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➤ For more detailed information about this program, including the grading policy, task list, etc., please refer to the course syllabus.

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Ms. Merkel, IT-Applications instructorInstructor – Mrs. Michelle Merkel

Biography
I graduated from Muhlenberg High School in 1999 and earned a  bachelor’s degree in computer science from Kutztown University in 2003. I was immediately hired to manage a database for a local non-profit organization. While working there, I developed a passion for helping and guiding others. This inspired me to become a teacher. I enjoy helping and guiding students throughout their educational journey.

Education
Bachelor’s degree, Computer Science, Kutztown University

 

Certificates and Awards

Occupational Competency Assessment Certificate,  Temple University
Vocational Education I Teaching Certificate, Temple University
Vocational Education II Teaching Certificate, Temple University
Microsoft Office Specialist – Master
CompTIA – IT Fundamentals
IC3 – Computing Fundamentals
IC3 – Key Applications
IC3 – Living Online
Sage MAS 90 – MAS 200 Core Applications w/Payroll
Google for Education – Basic Certification

Hire Date: 2005

Community Service
EMT for more than 10 years
Youth soccer and basketball coach


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in its educational and vocational programs, activities, or employment as required by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI.
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