Information Technology Program
The Information Technology degree program allows students to work toward at least one additional diploma and multiple certificates while, at the same time, completing their degrees.
All degree seeking applicants should declare the Information Technology Associate of Applied Science degree (A25590) during the application process. Applicants will then receive information that will outline the diploma tracks listed below, and it will request that applicants prepare to declare one of the diploma tracks once they are accepted to the college. The acceptance letter will provide clear instructions on how to declare a concurrent diploma track.
Specialized Program Tracks
Information Technology: This track offers students the ability to become familiar with most IT areas of knowledge and skill, so that students are well-rounded and flexible IT professionals. Graduates would be ready for work as help desk technicians, network technicians, software application technicians, and overall IT generalists.
Software and Web Development: This track offers students a specialization in software development including programming JAVA and C programming languages, database programming and mobile application development, and a specialization in web development including web design using various languages such as JAVA or HTML, designing of web graphics to enhance websites, and topics on optimizing websites for marketing purposes and analytics. Graduates would be ready for work as software designers, associate software developers or engineers, software maintenance technicians, mobile app designers and technicians, web designers, website administrators, and internet marketing analysts.
Network and Systems Administration: This track offers students a specialization in vendor-neutral networking systems, as well as Cisco® networking systems and a specialization in network operating systems and virtualization. Graduates would be ready for work as network technicians, network administrators, and network security officers, systems analysts or systems support administrators.
Information Systems Security and Forensics: This track offers students a specialization in securing a variety of information technology systems including a general overview of security to prepare students to sit for the Security + certification. Students would also receive a rich background in computer forensics. Graduates would be ready for work as IS systems security technicians or security administrators/officers, or as computer forensics engineers.