Academic Programs

Information Technology

Please note: This program is not currently accepting new enrollments.

Do you like solving puzzles? Cracking codes? Connecting the dots? Are you fascinated by all things tech? Then a career in Information Technology might be the link to a brighter future.

In today’s digital world, IT professionals are in extremely high demand. With an Information Technology degree, you’ll have opportunities to work for major corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and small businesses.

As an IT major, you’ll learn how to write code for various applications; program using JAVA and other languages; become experienced with SQL fundamentals; gain a deep understanding of operating systems, virtualization, firewalls, systems analysis and design; and much more.

At Central Penn, you have options to specialize in the following areas: Networking, Website development, Programming, Internet security and Software engineering.

Central Penn College also offers a Computer Information Systems associate degree.

Program offered

On-ground, online, hybrid

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Concentrations in this Major


Students will learn how to collaborate with management and lead project teams in developing applications to solve business problems. In addition to gaining hands-on technical skills, students will gain a deep understanding of the standards and principles of application development and use that specialized knowledge to address new and challenging situations.


Students will learn how to lead project development teams in the design, installation and maintenance of complex networks. As part of Central Penn’s Networking and Security concentration, students will be trained on how to discover and disable malicious hacker and virus attacks.


Discrete Math
Structured Programming
Networking I & II
Microcomputer Systems
Data Modeling Foundations
Object-Oriented Programming I & II
SQL Fundamentals
Operating Systems
Cyber Ethics
Visual Programming
Network Management
Advanced Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis
Advanced Routing
Advanced Switching
Firewalls and Intrusion Detection
Human-Computer Interaction
Systems Analysis and Design
Internet Programming I & II
Software Engineering
Bachelor Degree Internship
Job Pursuit Seminar

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Careers you can pursue

  • Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Systems Manager
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Systems Analyst
  • Data Communications Analyst
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Application Developer
  • Client Support Technician
  • IT Policy Specialist
  • IT Specialist

You will succeed if you are...

  • Love all things tech
  • Problem-solver
  • Versatile
  • Lifelong Learner
  • Team Player
  • Conceptual Thinker
  • Analytical
  • Good sense of humor


88.1% of our graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.

* Based on graduates whom we have information during a one-year period from 2022-23. It should be noted that 98.1% of graduates were employed in some capcity or continuing their education.

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