Information Technology

Overview

Information Technology

(formerly known as Computer Information Systems)

Do you love working with technology? Design, create, manage and maintain computer systems. You’ll work with hardware and software, networks, and the cloud. There are many career paths including tech support, cyber security, business analyst and office support. Gain skills that lead to high demand, high wage jobs.

Careers

Networking Careers

Train for a job designing, installing and administering computer networks:

  • Data Communications Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer

Cybersecurity Careers

Train for a job keeping our computers, networks, and data safe from hackers:

  • Data Security Analyst
  • Systems Security Administrator
  • Network Security Administrator

Business Information Systems Careers

Train for an administrative support job in an office, such as:

  • Office and Administrative Assistant
  • Office Coordinator or Specialist
  • Customer Service Representative

Academic Plans for Information Technology (IT)

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. 

Note: The academic plans will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

IT: IT Technician—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units
IT 0010 3
IT 0015 3
ENGL 0001A 4
BUS 0085 3
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 3
TOTAL 17
Term 2
Course Units Notes
IT 0100 4  
IT 0035 or BUS 0116 3  
MATH 0013 or MATH 0010 4  
BUS 0101 3  
TOTAL 14  
Term 3
Course Units
IT 0105 3
IT 0035 or BUS 0116 3
ECON 0001A or COMM 0008 3
AAD 0012 or AAD 0060 or PHOT 0060A 3
MECH 0001 or (ESCI 0010 or ESCI 0010L) 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units Notes
IT 0095 4  
COMM 0007 3  
IT 0110 3  
Any Elective course 3  
Any Elective course 3  
TOTAL 15  

IT: Cybersecurity —AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0100 4  
ENGL 0001A 4  
IT 0105 3  
MECH 0001 or (ESCI 0010 and ESCI 0010L) 4  
TOTAL 15  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
IT 0075 3  
BUS 0102 3  
IT 0110 3  
MATH 0013 or MATH 0010 4  
BUS 0085 or CSCI 0010 or ENGL 0001C 3  
TOTAL 16  
Term 3
Course Units
IT 0120 3
IT 0115 3
IT 0060 or IT 0095 or IT 0125 or IT 0155 or CSCI 0012 or CSCI 0050 3
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 3
AAD 0060 or AAD 0012 or PHOT 0060A 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units
IT 0145 3
BUS 0101 3
COMM 0007 3
IT 0060 or IT 0095 or IT 0125 or IT 0150 or IT 0155 or IT 0165 or CSCI 0012 or CSCI 0050 3
TOTAL 15

IT: Data Analytics —AS Degree

Please meet with your counselor to create a personalized academic plan for this degree.

IT: Cybersecurity—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
IT 0105 3
IT 0100 4
IT 0060 or CSCI 0012 or CSCI 0050 3
TOTAL 10
Term 2
Course Units
IT 0075 3
IT 0120 3
IT 0115 3
IT 0010 3
TOTAL  12
Term 3
Course Units
IT 0145 3
IT 0140 3
IT 0060 or IT 0095 or IT 0125 or IT 0150 or IT 0165 or CSCI 0012 or CSCI 0050 3
TOTAL 9

IT: Data Analytics—AS Degree

Please meet with your counselor to create a personalized academic plan for this degree.

IT: Data Analytics—Certificate of Achievement

Please meet with your counselor to create a personalized academic plan for this certificate.

IT: IT Technician—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0015 3  
IT 0010 3  
IT 0100 4  
BUS 0085 or BUS 0102 3 Prerequisite for BUS 0102 is ENGL 0001A.
TOTAL 13  
Term 2
Course Units  
IT 0110 3  
IT 0105 3  
IT 0035 or IT 0095 or BUS 0116 3  
TOTAL 9  

IT: Data Analytics—Certificate of Achievement

Please meet with your counselor to create a personalized academic plan for this certificate.

IT: Network Technician—Certificate of Achievement

Please meet with your counselor to create a personalized academic plan for this certificate.

IT: Data Specialist—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
IT 0025 3
IT 0015 3
TOTAL 6
Term 2
Course Units
IT 0065 3
IT 0055 3
TOTAL 6

IT: Information Assurance and Cyber Defense—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0105 3  
CSCI 0010 3 CSCI 0010 is a prerequisite for CSCI 0012.
TOTAL 6  
Term 2
Course Units
IT 0120 3
IT 0115 3
CSCI 0012 3
TOTAL 9

IT: IT Technician—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
IT 0115 3
IT 0105 3
IT 0100 4
TOTAL 10

IT: Computer Basics—Noncredit Certificate

Term 1

If courses are taken over multiple terms, then the IT Department recommends the following order: IT 0835, IT 0820 and then IT 0830.

Course Units
BUS 0856 0
BUS 0857 0
BUS 0858 0
TOTAL 0

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