Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center
1500 Fourth Avenue • Altoona, PA 16602 • 814.946.8450
HOURS: Monday thru Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Computer Programming / Oracle Academy
PA Dept of Education | CIP Code 11.0201
This course is structured to prepare the student for either entry-level employment in a variety of rapidly growing computer careers or continuing education at the post-secondary level. Throughout the three or four year course, the student will be introduced to many computer concepts including the following: flowcharting, structured programming, programming for the Internet, and the programming languages COBOL, RPG, SQL, and Visual Basic.
The first-year students receive a wide spectrum of general computer concepts that will build a solid foundation.
In the remaining years, the student will have access to a challenging, project-based curriculum known as the Oracle Academy. By learning these latest information technology skills, students can gain valuable experience and knowledge that prepares them for college and beyond. The Academy provides students with an opportunity to master skills that are in high demand in today's competitive work environment.
In addition, when the student completes the requirements of the Academy, an Oracle Certification Exam may be taken. Upon successful completion of this exam, the student will have demonstrated a high level of competence, earning industry-recognized credentials that help distinguish proven performers.
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