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—AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units
BUS 0250 3
IT 0015 3
ENGL 0001A 4
BUS 0266 3
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 3
TOTAL 16
Term 2
Course Units Notes
IT 0100 4  
IT 0035 or BUS 0261 3  
MATH 0013 or MATH 0010 4  
BUS 0215 3  
TOTAL 14  
Term 3
Course Units
IT 0105 3
IT 0035 or BUS 0261 3
(ESCI 0010 and ESCI 0010L) 4
AAD 0012 or AAD 0060 or PHOT 0060A 3
ECON 0001A or COMM 0008 3
TOTAL 16
Term 4
Course Units Notes
IT 0095 4  
COMM 0007 3  
IT 0110 3  
Any Elective course 3  
Any Elective course 3  
TOTAL 16  

IT: Cybersecurity — AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0100 4  
ENGL 0001A 4  
IT 0105 3  
(ESCI 0010 and ESCI 0010L) 4  
TOTAL 15  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
IT 0075 3  
BUS 0265 3  
IT 0110 3  
MATH 0013 or MATH 0010 4  
BUS 0266or 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 or IT 0150 IT 0155 or CSCI 0012 or CSCI 0050 or IT 0165 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 0215 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

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0015 3  
MATH 0013 4  
ESCI 0010L 1  
ESCI 0010 3  
ENGL 0001A 4  
TOTAL 15  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
IT 0075 3  
BUS 0252 3  
BUS 0265 3  
BUS 0266 or ENGL 0001C or CSCI 0010 3-4  
TOTAL 12-13  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
IT 0055 3  
AAD 0060 or AAD 0012 or PHOT 0060A 3  
Any Elective Course 3  
IT 0070 or IT 0080 or IT 0095 3  
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
BUS 0215 3  
IT 0065 3  
COMM 0007 3  
IT 0060 or IT 0070 or IT 0080 or IT 0095 3  
Any Elective Course 3  
TOTAL 15  

IT: Network Technician—AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0100 4  
ESCI 0010L 1  
ESCI 0010 3  
ENGL 0001A 4  
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
IT 0105 3  
BUS 0265 3  
MATH 0010 or MATH 0013 4  
BUS 0266 or ENGL 0001C or CSCI 0010 3  
Any Elective course 3  
TOTAL 16  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
IT 0125 3  
IT 0115 3  
IT 0120 3  
COMM 0007 3  
IT 0015 or IT 0075 or IT 0080 or IT 0110 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 4
Course  Units Notes
BUS 0215 3  
IT 0140 3  
IT 0130 3  
IT 0015 or IT 0075 or IT 0110 3  
AAD 0060 or AAD 0012 or PHOT 0060A 3  
TOTAL 15  

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 0155 or IT 0165 or CSCI 0012 or CSCI 0050 3
TOTAL 9

IT: Data Analytics—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
BUS 0252 3  
IT 0075 3  
IT 0015 3  
TOTAL 9  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
IT 0065 3  
IT 0055 3  
TOTAL 6  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
MATH 0013 4  
IT 0060 or IT 0070 or IT 0080 or IT 0095 3  
IT 0070 or IT 0080 or IT 0095 3  
TOTAL 10  

IT: IT Technician—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0015 3  
BUS 0250 3  
IT 0100 4  
BUS 0266 or BUS 0265 3 Prerequisite for BUS 0265 is ENGL 0001A.
TOTAL 13  
Term 2
Course Units  
IT 0110 3  
IT 0105 3  
IT 0035 or IT 0095 or BUS 0261 3  
TOTAL 9  

IT: Network Technician—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0100 4  
IT 0015 or IT 0075 3  
TOTAL 7  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
IT 0105 3  
TOTAL 3  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
IT 0125 3  
IT 0115 3  
IT 0120 3  
TOTAL 9  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
IT 0140 3  
IT 0130 3  
IT 0015 or IT 0075 or IT 0080 or IT 0110 3  
TOTAL 9  

IT: Data Specialist—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
BUS 0252 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 Notes
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

Resources