The Department of Information Technologies at County College of Morris (CCM) invites the community to participate in a free “Hour of Code” to learn how fun and easy it is to apply the basics of computer programming. Gain confidence by developing a miniature application, web content or device using popular programming and scripting languages.

Reserve your seat now for Monday, May 2, 5:30 – 7 p.m. in Emeriti Hall, Room 209, on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. Hour of Code attendees can register on Eventbrite at or by scanning the QR code.

The 2022 event at CCM offers three different sessions: Strong Password Generator with Python; Creating a Web Tracker Form with HTML & CSS; and Coding Devices with Raspberry Pi Computers.

Hour of Code is a global movement reaching over 1.4 million people in 180+ countries to demystify coding and show that anyone can learn the basics. This grassroots effort is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide. Approximately 85,707 events were organized in 2021.

Computer science and information technologies are dynamic and top-paying fields in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the job outlook for computer and information technology occupations, including software developers, will grow 22 percent by 2030.

“Hour of Code is a fun, interactive and low-stakes opportunity to harness the power of your creativity through mini projects that demonstrate just how easy it is for anyone to learn how to code,” says Professor Michael Sidaras-Tirrito, program coordinator for the Information Technology degree program. “Coding isn’t just for computer science majors . . . it’s for everyone. This is the fifth year CCM has hosted this hands-on opportunity.”

“Participants will also hear about careers in technology and how CCM’s programs can align with one’s goals,” says Professor Colleen Bamford, chair of the Department of Information Technologies. “Reservations are required to attend the event, as seating is limited.”

CCM offers certificate programs in information/cyber security, web development, media technology and data science that students can complete in just five courses in less than one year.

“Upon completion, these can be applied toward an associate in science degree in computer science, information technology, game development, digital media technology or technical studies,” explains Professor Dawn Rywalt.

Those with questions can contact Sidaras-Tirrito at or call the Department of Information Technologies at 973-328-5780.

CCM is currently ranked #1 in New Jersey for best associate degrees and in the top 1.8 percent of the best community colleges nationwide by Intelligent. The college continues to maintain its #1 position in the state in PayScale’s “Best Community Colleges in New Jersey by Salary Potential,” a distinction it has held for five years in a row. To learn more about CCM and the Department of Information Technologies visit

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