The Information Technology & Systems (IT&S) program provides an educational environment where fundamental knowledge and professional experience needed in the information technology profession is gained. Students are exposed to IT&S careers and technology through practical classroom experiences and lab activities. Students graduating from this program will be prepared to enter technology fields such as software development, helpdesk technical support or computer network design and support. Information technology skills are used in nearly every business. Information Technology & Systems specialization areas include:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations from 2022 to 2032. About 377,500 openings are projected each year, on average, in these occupations due to employment growth and the need to replace workers who leave the occupations permanently.
The median annual wage for this group was $100,530 in May 2022, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $46,310.
Job titles in this occupation include: Network Administrator, Network Analyst, Systems Administrator, Server Administrator, Computer Network Technician, Desktop Support Technician, Computer Support Specialist, Support Specialist, Software Support Technician, Helpdesk Support, Operations, Application Developer, Software Tester, Programmer/Analyst, Web Developer, Web Administrator and Database Developer.
Our Information Technology program was recently remodeled and resembles the future technology they will experience in the work force. Focus is placed on collaboration and team building and well as hands-on projects so students can build their portfolio. With the new classroom technologies, students can increase their debugging skills by collaborating with other students. Debugging, researching, and communication skills are top skills requested by our employers.
Our Information Technology faculty are happy to work with students as they advise students throughout their program.
This personal touch helps students be successful in their academic career.
Our Information Technology & Systems program is set up to award students with achievements as they progress. Students are able to earn an Information Technology & Systems Concepts certificate after successfully completing the first semester (based on catalog requirements).
Student are then on track to complete their one-year diploma by the end of their first year.
Students can then ladder their academic plan to complete their Associate Degree by the end of their second year.