University of Cincinnati Early I.T. Program

Mercy McAuley has partnered with the University of Cincinnati on an innovative program called the Early Information Technology Program. Through this partnership with UC, Mercy McAuley students may complete the first year of the UC IT bachelor's degree by taking specific courses while still in high school, which equates to big financial savings when it comes to paying for college. Mercy McAuley students who successfully complete the required courses in high school are offered automatic admission to UC's IT school to complete a bachelor's, a master's and 20 months of work experience in just four years after high school.

Mercy McAuley Teacher Mrs. Beth Merk completed a competency-based graduate certificate program at UC that qualifies her to teach these first-year IT college courses at Mercy McAuley to students enrolled in the Early IT Program. These courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Networking
  • Web Development
  • System Administration
  • Database Management

Questions? Contact Beth Merk at