What You Will Learn

In this ACADEMY, you can take a big step toward an exciting new career as a Network Technician, Programmer or IT Security Technician. PLCC’s Information Technology Academy is a focused learning community designed to offer students the opportunity to explore computer science, computer & network engineering, programming & software development, and cyber security. Throughout the IT Academy, students will acquire strong teamwork and communication proficiencies and develop organizational, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. The IT ACADEMY introduces students to a wide range of hands-on learning with equipment found in a professional IT environment.

Students will spend their junior year learning and exploring course-work that introduces them to the scope and discipline of the
Information & Technology career path.  At the end of the junior year, students will select either Programming/Web Development or Networking/Cyber Security as their area of concentration to complete their senior year.

Master These Skills

Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to master the following skills:

  • Computer networking
  • Computer diagnosis & repair
  • Applied technical & work readiness
  • Certification testing preparation
  • Internet technology
  • Network administration skills

Earn the Following Credentials and Certifications

  • Potential to earn college credits
  • CompTIAA A+ Certification
  • CompTiAA Network+ Certification
  • CompTiAA IT Fundamentals Certification
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) in Infastructure, Database,and Developer Certification
  • CISCO Certified Entry Network Tech (CCENT)
  • Oracle Certified Associate – JAVA
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Job placement opportunities

Life Beyond PLCC

Students of this program often go on to pursues careers such as:

  • System Analyst
  • System Integrator
  • System Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Technician
  • Web Developer
  • Programmer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • $50.00

Maria Schlenk

Meet the Teacher:  Maria Schlenk

I graduated from Youngstown State University with a BA in speech communication and I completed coursework for my English teaching license and my Career Technical license at Kent State University. I worked for over 20 years as a computer programmer and systems analyst, most recently for Progressive Insurance. I live in Hudson with my husband, son and an antisocial cat. I love teaching at PLCC. The students are highly motivated to be here because they’ve made a positive choice and the staff is dedicated, friendly and helpful.

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