Information Technology is a rapidly-growing, high-demand area that supports nearly all industries.
It applies technology such as computer software, hardware, data and support in a variety of different ways to meet the needs of businesses and organizations.
The Information Technology Program is designed for students who wish to explore and prepare for a range of careers applying technology to business needs. Students will learn about computer repair, network design and management, mobile and web applications, data visualization, telecommunications systems, and server management. They have opportunities to use the CyberRange/CyberCity simulated electronic warfare environment, Microsoft Datacenter Academy working lab, and NERDS skillset development and community outreach center.
The Pathway Program is a great option for students who want a broad understanding of this area as well as those who are unsure which Information Technology program is best for them. Students can easily transfer into a specific Information Technology program after starting here.
In our increasingly digital world, protecting online data is a critical job. Students in the Cybersecurity program learn the fundamentals of working with PC and server hardware and operating systems. They build advanced skills in anti-malware, forensics, security, defense, and protection of systems, networks, and enterprise environments. Students have opportunities to use the CyberRange/CyberCity simulated electronic warfare environment, Microsoft Datacenter Academy working lab, and NERDS skillset development and community outreach center.
Graduates from this program may find jobs as network security administrators and engineers.
Students in the Data Analytics program learn about computer hardware and operating systems, networks, automation, Microsoft systems, database applications and statistical analysis. Students also learn about policies and ethics related to governing data.
After two years, with two credit diplomas built in, the program prepares students to work as database specialists and administrators, user support specialists, network support specialists and system administrators.
In two semesters, students in the Data Analytics Systems Administrator program develop skills in computer information systems, including Microsoft systems, database applications and statistical analysis. Students also learn about policies and ethics related to governing data.
The program prepares students to enter the workforce as database specialists, user support specialists, network support specialists and system administrators.
Datacenter Specialists need to be well versed in operating systems, computer hardware for networks and servers as well as backing up and securing information. Students in this program spend a semester diving into the specific skills they need to succeed in the unique work environment of a datacenter.
The program prepares students to immediately enter the workforce as data center technicians, network technicians, service center technicians, and field network technicians.
A Network Administrator configures and maintains computer networks for an organization. This may mean planning, installing, maintaining and supporting network hardware, software and communication links. To be successful in this career, students will spend a semester learning about Cisco, network security and programming.
This degree helps students gain meaningful employment as network engineers, network administrators, IT managers and systems administrators.
Network Infrastructure Specialists create and install computer technology designed for the purposes of communication, such as video or data systems. Students in this program will learn about networks, infrastructure design and access, cabling with copper, ethernet and fiber optics as well as critical workplace skills.
This degree helps students gain meaningful employment after only one semester of college-level coursework. Careers include telecommunications equipment specialists, network support specialists and user support specialists.
Students in this program will learn about the latest IT enterprise services with cloud resources like Amazon Web Services and Azure as well as virtual machines with VMWare. Students have opportunities to use the Cyber Range simulated electronic warfare environment, Microsoft Datacenter Academy working lab and/or NERDS skillset development and community outreach center.
After one semester, this program prepares graduates to work as computer network support specialists and administrators as well as IT project managers.