Information Technology Systems (ITS)
Plan Description

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 Associate of Applied Science Degree

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING:
An Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Programming trains entry-level junior programmers. Working under the supervision of a senior programmer, the junior programmer (sometimes referred to as a programmer trainee) develops program structure charts and logic plans; codes, debugs, and tests programs written in a high-level language; and prepares program documentation. The junior programmer may be assigned such tasks as modification to existing programs and system design projects, including system analysis and flow charting, input/output design, and system documentation.



BUSINESS APPLICATIONS:
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Technology in Business prepares entry-level personnel who are capable of adapting commercial application packages to a business environment. In addition to the exit competencies of the required first-year coursework, e.g., keyboarding, operating systems familiarity, and problem-solving with proprietary software such as Microsoft Excel, the graduate will be able to design and implement problem-solving methods using software such as Microsoft Access. The graduate can provide employers with input regarding hardware and software capabilities and specifications and may serve as a training aid and/or user liaison. This program also offers a certificate option.



NETWORKING:
This Networking and Security Technologies-Networking Option Program provides training for the network systems technician or administrator and network and multimedia installer or specialist. Topics include microcomputers, spreadsheets, multimedia, networking, hardware electronics, and computer programming.



SECURITY:
The Networking and Security Technologies-Security Option Degree prepares the student with the ability to install, design, manage, operate, plan, troubleshoot, and secure an information technology infrastructure. The scope of topics will range from a local area network to a wide area network and security technology. The student learns to guard vital information systems vigilantly while fighting cyber crime, such as identity data theft, hacking, and invasion of privacy that plagues corporations and government agencies. Network Security training provides the students with the ability to handle web and network security exploits, intrusion prevention, network traffic analysis, cryptography, and encryption.


 Certificate of Completion

ENTRY-LEVEL COMPUTER PROGRAMMING:
The Computer Programming Certificate of Completion trains entry-level junior programmers. Working under the supervision of a senior programmer, the junior programmer (sometimes referred to as a programmer trainee) develops program structure charts and logic plans; codes, debugs, and tests programs written in a high-level language; and prepares program documentation.



DATA SUPPORT SPECIALIST:
The Certificate of Completion in Data Support Specialist prepares entry-level computer processing information technicians or support specialists. The curriculum includes data entry input to PC screens and keyboarding to provide speed and accuracy skills. Also includes computer fundamentals, operating systems, input and program editing, networking, troubleshooting, and business computer applications techniques.



INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS:
The Information Technology in Business Certificate of Completion prepares entry-level personnel who are capable of using some commercial application packages to a business environment. In addition to the exit competencies of the required first-year coursework, e.g., keyboarding and operating systems familiarity, the graduate will be able to design and implement problem-solving methods with the use of proprietary software such as Lotus 1-2-3. The Graduate can also provide employers with input regarding hardware and software capabilities and specifications and may serve as training aid and/or user liaison.



GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS:
The Certificate of Completion in Geographic Information Systems is designed to work with data referenced by spatial or geographer coordinates. GIS is both a database system with specific capabilities for spatially-referenced data, as well as a set of operations for working with the data.



NETWORKING AND SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES-ENHANCED SKILLS:
This Networking and Security Technologies Enhanced Skills Certificate of Completion provides individuals who have specialized in the area of CISCO Network Training additional networking-related skills and the opportunity to gain employment as a CISCO Certified Network Professional to provide potential employers with a highly specialized technical range of network skills and expertise. This certificate is only available to those who successfully complete the Information Technology Systems-Networking and Security Technologies-Networking Option Degree and have passed the CCNA Certification Exam. However, the courses which make up the certificate may be taken by anyone who meets program and College prerequisites.



COMPUTER SUPPORT TECHNICIAN:
The Computer Support Technician A+ Certificate of Completion in Computer Repair prepares students for entry-level positions in computer maintenance, repair, and upgrade. This training will include troubleshooting, configuration, installation, and upgrading of hardware, hardware peripherals, and software with an emphasis on A+ Certification concepts and practices. This course of study will also provide the student with a basic understanding of data communications concepts and with hands-on networking training. This Certificate will prepare students to handle all facets of computer technician job requirements and provide a foundation in networking.