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    May 30, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Information Technology, AS

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This Information Technology degree introduces computers, networking, and cybersecurity skills, and prepares students to enter the workforce as an entry-level information communications technologies professional (Computer User Support Specialist or Computer Network Support Specialist). The program is designed to meet the needs of students who want 1) to obtain entry level employment; 2) to advance in their current positions; or 3) to change careers. This program enables students to demonstrate specialization in areas such as computer technical support and networking. Successful completion of this program prepares students to take certification exams offered by third parties such as CompTIA’s A+ (CIM 110), Network+ (CIM 181), Linux+ (CIM 161), and prepares students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Exam (CIM 181, 182, 283).

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental knowledge of computing and the current use of technology techniques, skills and tools necessary for the computing practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate, critically evaluate, and solve business problems with technology solutions using qualitative and quantitative information.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental ability to identify and analyze user needs in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.
  • Provide information technology technical assistance to computer and network users.
  • Demonstrate appreciation of the IT career field and the need to be a lifelong learner.

Total Units Required: 22

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transferring at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .

Third-party credentialing:

Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.

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