• Course Description:

    The fast-paced, ever-changing computer field can be approached from many different directions. Students in computer science classes at CWCTC will receive instructions in a variety of aspects and methods of dealing with computers, with the goal of giving them a well-rounded perspective that will allow them to obtain employment in the computer industry, or further their education at a post-secondary institution.


    Skills Learned:

    Some of the skills and software a student will be learning are Computer Fundamentals, Microsoft Office, HTML, Web Design, Macromedia Studio MX, Java & JavaScript Programming, Visual Basic Programming, Database Management & SQL, C++ Programming and the Linux Operating System.

    Related Occupations and Earnings:

    Related occupations include Programmer Analyst, Systems Analyst, Web Developer and Help Desk Support. Earnings range between $10-$22/hour.

    Post-Secondary Opportunities:

    Articulated credits can be earned toward an Associate’s Degree at Institutions such as Manor College and Westmoreland County Community College.



    Grading Procedures:
    33.3% Task Work, 33.3% Daily Work Ethic, 33.3% Test Grades

    Suggested Prerequisites:
    Algebra I & II, Geometry, Chemistry, College Prep English I-IV


    *Industry & Skills Certifications:

    Microsoft Certification in Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel. Oracle Certification in Data Modeling/SQL and Java Programming.



    Student Requirements:
    Active Listening, Controlled Precision, Complex Problem Solving, Manual Dexterity, Multi-Task, Visualization, Information Ordering.

    Student Costs:


    Text Book:

    IC3 Computer Basics - Computer Literacy culminating in certification

    Microsoft Word 2007 - Shelly - Cashman

    Microsoft PowerPoint - Shelly - Cashman

    Microsoft Excel - Shelly - Cashman

    Microsoft Access - Shelly - Cashman

    Microsoft Visual Basic.NET - Shelly - Cashman

    Java 2: Oracle Internet Academy – Schildt


    Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center



    Mr. Pino – Computer Information Science Instructor

    Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1325


    Office Hours: 7:15am to 8:00am

    11:45am to 12:00pm

    2:30pm to 2:45pm

    Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

    * Cost, if applicable, may be the responsibility of the Student.