The Information Technology (IT) program provides an educational environment where fundamental knowledge and professional experience needed in the information technology profession is gained. Students are exposed to IT careers and technology through practical classroom experiences and lab activities. Information technology skills are used in nearly every business. Information Technology specialization areas include:
- Information Technology Support Specialist
- Information Technology Developer
Student Learning Outcomes
Information Technology graduates are prepared to:
- Integrate technology resources into organizational and business processes using IT Service Management Techniques.
- Create software applications using System Development Methodologies.
- Analyze organizational infrastructures for compliance and risk assessment.
Computer-related occupations are projected to grow over 20 percent from 2010 to 2020. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer support specialists is expected to grow 18 percent from 2010 to 2020. Employment of software developers is projected to grow 30 percent over the same timeframe. The main reason for the rapid growth is a large increase in the demand for computer software. (BLS, Occupations Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition).
Job titles in this occupation include: Desktop Support Technician, Computer Support Specialist, IT Support Specialist, Software Support Technician, IT Help Desk Support, Operations & IT Support Specialist, Application Developer, Software Tester, Programmer/Analyst, Web Developer, Web Administrator or Database Developer.
Typical Program of Study
To assist students in determining the sequence of courses they might take to complete their educational goal, the proposed program of study is provided. A student's final program of study will be influenced by factors such as placement test scores, prior college experiences, course availability, transfer requirements, program admission requirements, and special areas of interest. A student intending to major in this program must consult with his/her adviser prior to any academic planning and registering.
Associate of Applied Science