An intensive program dealing with the Information Technology Industry. The program begins with an introduction and overview of Information Technology. In the course, the student will have an opportunity to become familiar with the scope of the Information Technology Industry, as well as the software and hardware tools used in this fast-growing field. Students will be exposed to core courses in Mathematics review, PC Office Applications, Success Skills, and Introductory courses in Networking and Programming. These courses will help the student decide which of the two specializations he or she would like to pursue, as the IT industry has become more specialized or skill-based. It is important that Information Technology graduates be more specialized in their careers.
The IT program prepares students’ foundational skills needed to begin a career in the Information Technology field. Networking Specialization students will develop an understanding of hardware, software, organizational environments, and networking systems applications, as well as the ability to communicate effectively. equipment, or communications equipment.
The Programming Specialization develops a wide range of programming skills, including the basic concepts of computer programming – the “building blocks of programming” – and will give the programming students the opportunity to learn the two most popular programming languages in the business world today, C# and Visual Basic .NET. Students will learn to develop PC applications, web applications, and database-related applications.
Major Occupations for which graduates will be qualified: