Information Technology & Programming

Information Technology & Programming

Site: Mayfield High School
Two-year program: grades 11-12

ITP provides students with direction and skills necessary to develop one's talents in a wide range of computing fields. With local and national economic and employment trends strongly pulling toward Information Technology, ITP graduates are prepared to effectively pursue their career in today's tech-based economy. ITP is an Ohio College Tech Prep program affiliated with the Lakeland Community College Tech Prep Consortium. ITP students are prepared to further their education on the collegiate level at a four-year, two-year or technical institution, while having the opportunity to earn advanced college credit during their enrollment in ITP. ITP graduates have the skills and fous to effectively follow their passion for technology through college and onto their professional career.
ITP students work with various development and technical programs including: C# and Java programming; website development, mobile app development and game development, as well as Certification programs for PC Technician, Networking, Security, and Linux. The ITP lab is a fully networked Windows environment, featuring Intel-based PCs with dual displays, networked printing, LCD projection, and many additional peripheral resources, as well as MAC Mini OS-X development workstations.

Instructor: Mr. Ron Suchy
  • Education: University of Toledo-Bachelors Degree/Business Education and Computer Science; Kent State University-Masters Degree/Instructional Technology.
  • Work Experience: Mayfield High School: Business Education/Excel TECC: Information Technology & Programming (1997 to present); Fairless High School (Navarre OH) (1994-1997); St. John Central High School (Bellaire OH) (1992-1994). 
  • Activities: Advisor for SkillsUSA 2006-Present; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017 SkillsUSA State and National Championship Advisor; Assistant Varsity Football Coach--Mayfield High School; Director, Hopes Turn at Bat Charity Softball Tournament; USCG Licensed Master; Chairman, Mar-Lu Sport-Fishing Resort, Inc; 
  • Hobbies: Outdoors activities, sports, reading, history and travel.

Additional Information

Recommendations: Algebra 1 and Geometry; English 1 & 2 credits earned; computer use, keyboarding & MS Office skills
Credits: 3 credits each year (2 Courses/yr-1.5 credits each)
The student will learn:
  • Computer Programming Logic & Design
  • Software and Web-based programming
  • Multimedia Authoring Systems
  • Video/Computer Game Development
  • Mobile Device App Development
  • Networking Technology Fundamentals
  • Professional Leadership, Teamwork and Communication Skills
  • Computer Maintenance & Repair
  • Regional, State & National levels of competition through SkillsUSA and Ohio College Tech Prep
    • ITP Competitive Teams and Individuals have earned 56 championship awards since 2002 in SkillsUSA including SkillsUSA National Champions in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2017; Tech Prep; Cool Tech Challenge; and Congressional App Challenge
  • Computer Software
  • Networking
  • Web Design
  • Progamming
  • Lakeland Community College: up to 12 credits
  • Cuyahoga Community College: up to 6 credits
  • University of Akron: up to 3 credits
  • Kent State University-up to 12 credits 
  • CT2 - up to 9 sem credit hours/all OH public colleges


  • CompTIA A+
  • Desktop Pro+
  • PC Pro
  • Network Pro
  • Security Pro
  • Linux Pro
  • Computer Engineers
  • Computer Operators
  • Computer Systems Administrators & Analysts
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Medical Software Programmers
  • Computer & Information Systems Manager
  • Video Game Designers
  • Mobile Device Software Designers
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Web Designer
  • Healthcare IT
  • PC/Network Technician 
  • Cybersecurity
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