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: Business Information Worker—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units
IT 0010 3
IT 0015 3
BUS 0016 3
ENGL 0001A 4
MATH 0013 or MATH 0010 4
TOTAL 17
Term 2
Course Units
IT 0035 3
IT 0020 3
BUS 0001 3
BUS 0102 3
ECON 0001A or ECON 0001B 3
TOTAL 15
Term 3
Course Units Notes
IT 0025 3  
IT 0030 or IT 0040 or IT 0045 or IT 0044 or IT 0060 or IT 0065 or IT 0095 3  
BUS 0002 3  
COMM 0010 or AAD 0060 or PHOT 0060A 3  
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
ECON 0001A or ECON 0001B 3 ECON 0001A or ECON 0001B is recommended by the department (whichever was not taken in previous semester)
ESCI 0010 or ANTH 0001 or (ASTR 0010 or ASTR 0011) 3-4  
HIST 0017A or HIST 0018A or HIST 0020 or HIST 0027 3  
BUS 0085 or COMM 0001 3  
BUS 0003 or BUS 0008 3  
TOTAL 15-16  

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 0150 or IT 0155 or IT 0165 or CSCI 0012 or CSCI 0050 3
TOTAL 15

IT: Business Information Worker—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0020 3  
IT 0015 3  
IT IT 0010    
BUS 0116 3  
ENGL 0001A 4  
TOTAL 12  
Term 2
Course Units
IT 0035 or IT 0095 or BUS 0116 3
IT 0110 3
IT 0105 3
TOTAL 9
Term 3
Course Units
IT 0110 3
IT 0105 3
IT 0035 or IT 0095 or BUS 0116 3
TOTAL 9

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 0155 or IT 0165 or CSCI 0012 or CSCI 0050 3
TOTAL 9
Term 4
Course Units
IT 0140 3
IT 0060 or IT 0095 or IT 0150 or IT 0155 or IT 0165 or CSCI 0012 or CSCI 0050 3
TOTAL 6

IT: IT Technician—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0015 3  
IT 0010 3  
IT 0100 3  
BUS 0085 or BUS 0102 4 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: Business Information Worker (Stage 1)—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0035 3  
IT 0015 3  
IT 0010 3  
BUS 0116 3  
BUS 0102 or BUS 0085 3 BUS 0102 has a prerequisite of ENGL 0001A.
TOTAL 15  

IT: Business Information Worker (Stage 2)—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0020 3  
IT 0030 3  
BUS 0008 3 Prerequisite for BUS 0008 is BUS 0000A or BUS 0001.
TOTAL 9  
Term 2
Course Units
IT 0055 3
IT 0025 3
TOTAL 6

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
IT 0835 0
IT 0830 0
IT 0820 0
TOTAL 0

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