Jun 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology

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The Information Technology Department prepares students for many career paths as well as industry certifications.  Students with a high aptitude for math and logical reasoning may find the associate degree in Computer Technology an appropriate option for them. The degree provides students with two specializations: programming or networking.  The degree prepares students to program in various programming languages (C#, C++, Java, and PHP), use the .NET framework, design database systems, use multiple modern operating systems, relate network theory and design, and exhibit proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.  Graduates of this program often find jobs as computer programmers, network technicians, and systems analysts. Students interested in both arts and technology may elect to choose the associate degree in Digital Arts which provides students a well- rounded knowledge of digital arts.  Students learn skills required to work in web and graphic design as well as multimedia arts.  In addition, students learn skills in package design and photography.  Students may also work in advertising and promotions.

For those students who want to get into the information technology field more quickly, certificate programs in Cybersecurity, Digital Design, Network Administration, Network Operations, and PC Tech Support are available.  Information Technology professionals and students who have previously attained skills through coursework and/or employment may be interested in the Advanced Cybersecurity, Advanced Multimedia Specialist, and Advanced Web Programming certificates. To receive a degree or certificate, students must complete the required minimum credit hours with a minimum of a “C” average.

To accommodate student needs, the Business Administration Department offers courses in a variety of modalities (methods of offering and meeting types).  For students’ convenience, there is a staffed open computer lab (A208) available day and evening hours as indicated on the lab door.  The open lab computers provide access to the software taught in the Business Administration and Information Technology courses.



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