The information technology specialist (ITS) program offers a certificate and A.A.S degree as well as individual courses for interest and professional development.
The ITS certificate program teaches students the essential skills required to effectively use and troubleshoot computers and computer applications and the flexibility to customize a certificate or pursue an emphasis in the following specialty areas:
Students will develop skills to effectively use essential applications found in nearly all job environments. This grouping of courses also maps to an A.A.S. degree in applied business with an emphasis in computer applications.
Students will develop foundation level skills in website development and maintenance. This grouping of courses will teach students how to effectively use the applications used to develop and maintain websites.
Technical Support Assistant
Students will develop skills necessary to support and troubleshoot their own individual system and will possess the knowledge to provide assistance to IT professionals. This grouping of courses maps to the ITS A.A.S. degree.
The ITS A.A.S. degree prepares individuals to implement, support, and troubleshoot computer and information technology systems and obtain employment as an IT professional. The following concentrations are offered through the associate degree program:
Computer Technology Support
Students will develop a broad and general base of knowledge to support a variety of computer technologies and have the opportunity to develop an individual educational plan that matches their skills and goals.
Network and System Administration
Students will develop the skills and knowledge required to support and administer network environments. Students will learn how to install, secure, manage and administer server operating systems and network services, and how to implement, configure and support devices used within an organization’s network infrastructure.
Web Development and Administration
Students will develop the skills and knowledge required to develop comprehensive web sites and administer the systems on which website are deployed. Students will learn the skills and technologies used to build professional and comprehensive websites and how to install, secure, manage and administer server operating systems and network services.
The ITS program also provides students the opportunity to select courses that meet degree requirements and prepare them for the following industry certifications:
• CompTIA A+
• CompTIA Network+
• Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
• Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
Students not interested in pursuing the degree program may enroll in these courses for personal or professional development; as well as to prepare for industry certifications.