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Information Technology (IT)

Program Description

The Information Technology program is a career-laddered, competency-based program that provides training in the use and support of business-related computer systems, data communication networks (including local area networks), and the development of business computer information systems programs using procedural, event-driven and object-oriented programming techniques.

The program includes a combination of business, computer, and information technology courses. Campus-based computer and networking projects, faculty supervised laboratories, and workplace internships provide hands-on experience designed to prepare students for positions in computer support, programming, network administration, or systems development in a business information technology system. The program focuses on computers and information technology as tools to solve business problems.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

  • Information Systems - Plan, develop, and implement the hardware, software, and procedural components of a data processing system in a business environment.
  • Networking - Plan, develop, and implement the hardware, software, and procedural components of a data communications system in a business environment.
  • Programming - Plan, develop, implement, and document computer programs that meet the data processing requirements of a business organization.
  • Productivity - Work independently and cooperatively to deliver reports, programs, projects, and other deliverables that document a business organization’s information technology requirements.
  • Legal/Ethical/Professional - Base decisions and actions on the legal, ethical, and professional guidelines and practices of the information technology field.
  • Explore - Demonstrate the ability to search, analyze, and synthesize current information and solutions in the rapidly
    changing information technology profession.

Course Learning Outcomes

Subject AreaCourse completion  or  Placement into course
MathematicsMath 22 or Math 24 Math 26 or Math 76
ReadingEng 21 or ESL 21 Eng 102

Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

The data includes occupations, placement rates, on-time completion rates, average costs and program median loan debt.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Information Technology Certificate of Achievement (CA) Program