Information Technology | South Hills School of Business & Technology
 
 

Information Technology

Two-Year Associate in Specialized Technology (AST) Degree Program
Available at the State College and Altoona Campuses

Information technology professionals are in high demand to meet the needs of an increasingly technology-driven world. If you are interested in current technology and want to help maintain the networks and hardware of today's business the Information technology program at South Hills could be for you. South Hills' IT students learn in a hands-on environment to develop websites, mobile applications, networking, security, and troubleshooting hardware and software.

Graduates will earn an Associate in Specialized Technology degree in Information Technology. Students will have the opportunity to work in real-world internships to hone the skills they learn in class. If you are ready to get started on developing the skills necessary for a life-long career in IT, contact an admissions representative today to learn more!

Your career starts here, at South Hills School of Business & Technology. Learn more today about the opportunities open to you!

Find the program that is right for you!

We offer a variety of business, healthcare, and technology programs to meet your career goals. Speaking with one of our admissions representatives is the best way to learn which program is right for you.

Our programs include:

  • Administrative Professional
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Business Administration—Management & Marketing
  • Business Administration—Accounting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Engineering Technology
  • Graphic Arts
  • Health Information Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Software Development and Programming

*Not all programs are available at both campuses

Why Choose South Hills?

South Hills prepares people for their first job, profesional advancement, or a new career. Since 1970, we have believed in "Teaching People, Changing LIves". Here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider South Hills for your educational needs.


  • Over 6,000 graduates have earned their specialized associate degrees
  • We offer twelve specialized associate degree programs in business, healthcare, technology, criminal justice and graphic arts
  • Two convenient locations in State College & Altoona, Pennsylvania accredited by ACCSC
  • All programs offer real-world interships to help you test your newly acquired skills

Financial Aid Options Available

South Hills School of Business & Technology will assist you in finding the funds necessary to complete your education. Our trained team of financial aid representatives can point you in the right direction to make the financial aid decision which is right for you. Fill out the form on this page to speak with an admissions representative today who can help start you on your journey toward a new career.



*Financial aid is available to those that qualify.

We can help you understand the many choices available to you to fund your education, including:

  • Applying for Financial Aid
  • Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID)
  • Federal Pell Grant (PELL)
  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
    State Grant and Special Programs
 
 

Teaching People…Changing Lives

Kari Lynn Schlegel

March 4, 1992—December 15, 2016

Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.

The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.

Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.

Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.

Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.

Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.

She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.

Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.