Jun 24, 2019  
2018-19 Catalog 
    
2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology


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Program Coordinator Doyle McClellan

The keystone of modern business, industry and education is computer technology. Computers are used for a variety of tasks. These include keeping customer records, creating documents, maintaining accounts, emailing and even aid in making decisions based upon statistical analysis of data. Industries use computers for controlling automation and tracking production. Computers are an integral part of modern business. With a degree in Information Technology you’ll have a background with some of the latest technologies such as Windows Server, UNIX/Linux, PC hardware, network security, and Cisco routers. You’ll be one of the keys in ensuring people get the information they need to do their jobs. People will rely on you to answer their computer questions and to help them understand hardware and software. As computer and network technology expands, the demand for individuals with computer skills continues to increase. The Illinois Department of Employment Security ranks computer support specialist as the number two career with the most annual job openings for graduates with Associate Degrees. Prepare now to take advantage of the technological changes in business and education with a degree or certificate in Information Technology. Note: Students who are not proficient at typing, should complete OTEC 119-Keyboarding or equivalent.

Nature of Work: Computer Network technicians work with computers systems and network infrastructure. The computer industry needs people who know networks, operating systems, security, PC hardware and software. Computers are the “brain center” of most business and industrial operations. It is vital that these systems be kept operating and technicians are hired to do so. The versatility developed by this program will allow its graduates to pursue occupations in areas such as computer hardware, network installation, network administration, and systems engineering.

Certifications: Through the AAS degree and certificate programs students can prepare to take several computer industry certifications. Programs are offered to give students experience in preparing for certifications from CompTIA (A+, Network+, Security+), Cisco, and Microsoft. Contact the ITEC coordinator for help in developing a plan for your desired certification.

Skills and Abilities: The Computer Network technician should be inquisitive, willing to learn new technology, and able to deal successfully with people. In addition to skills directly related to computers, good math, English and speaking skills are important.

30 and Out A.A.S. Degree Program Option: Anyone who has already earned an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university may earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Information Technology by completing 30 semester hours of approved Information Technology courses. Students interested in this program must contact the program coordinator to receive written approval detailing the specific course required for this degree option.
 

Information Technology - ITEC.AAS


Associate in Applied Science Degree

 

First Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15 - 16 Credit Hours


Spring Semester


Total: 16-17 Credit Hours


Second Year


Fall Semester


  • Information Technology Electives 10-12 credit hours
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 credit hours

Total: 13-15 Credit Hours


Spring Semester


Total: 16 - 17 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the A.A.S. in Information Technology: 60



Cybersecurity - ITEC/CYBR.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 16 Credit Hours


Total: 12 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Completion in Cybersecurity: 28



Network Administration - ITEC/NETADM.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 16 Credit Hours


Total: 12 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Completion in Network Administration: 28



Network Infrastructure - ITEC/NETINF.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 16 Credit Hours


Total: 12 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Completion in Network Infrastructure: 28



PC and LAN Servicing - ITEC/PCSERV.CC


Certificate of Completion

Total: 16 Credit Hours


Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Completion in PC and LAN Servicing: 16


 

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