Computer devices and related software are an integral part of our business, educational, and personal lives. They allow us to access vast amounts of information and to manage, utilize, analyze, and disseminate this information in a timely manner. The key to success in virtually every profession or career depends on a skillful use of information.
Associate of Applied Science:
The Information Technology – Systems Administration program trains students using industry-based skill standards. Students will design, implement, secure and support Microsoft, Unix/Linux and other industry standard networks, client and server systems. Students will learn about the fundamental business context were IT systems function including business communication skills. Classroom instruction and practical experiences are combined into a course of study that provides students with broad exposure to the principles of network management and a basic understanding of the current information technology business environment.
Associate of Applied Science - Transfer:
Successful completion of the two-year program described in this guide leads to an Associate of Applied Science-Transfer degree in Information Technology – Systems Administration. The Associate of Applied Science- Transfer (AAS-T) degree will train and educate students, using industry-based skill standards. Students will learn to design, implement and support network technology on various operating systems. The AAS-T option may improve the transferability of Associate of Applied Science degrees to some four-year programs.
The Information Technology field continues to evolve. Information Technology plays an integral part in achieving management goals and objectives. Network and computer support personnel with experience and education earn living wages that vary depending on many factors, including but not limited to: specific skill set, supply and demand, location, and current business and economic conditions. Job openings vary across the country.