If you are looking for a good information technology school, look no further than ITI Technical College in Baton Rouge, LA.  Our school was founded to provide employers with personnel who could meet the job requirements of a progressive technological age. Computer technology has grown by leaps and bounds just over the past few years, and these technical skills are in demand now more than ever before.  ITI Technical College is proud to offer an Associate of Occupational Studies program in Information Technology (IT) that lets students choose either a networking or programming specialization.  These courses of study prepare graduates to seek employment in several areas of the vast IT field which do not require more than an associate’s degree.  Have a closer look by heading over to our program so you can begin your information technology training!

Software Opportunities

Information Technology DegreeThe programming track at ITI Technical College prepares students for several exciting software-focused career opportunities.  One of these jobs is a Web developer.  These professionals create Web pages, Web applications, and Web content.  This job requires a person to understand several other aspects of Internet use such as what average users find stimulating, be fluent in Web languages, and be proficient in optimizing sites for mobile devices.

Web developers are responsible for the look and “feel” of a site and are responsible for the page’s performance and capacity.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the typical 2014 pay for Web developers was $63,490 a year and the projected employment growth from 2014-2024 was 27%.  This is a much higher increase than average meaning the demand will be there for those with the skills (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/web-developers.htm).

In the IT world, experience can be of higher value than even the top degrees.  When it comes to programming and software development, natural talent and a two-year degree can lead to a very comfortable job.  Software developers write the applications that millions of people might use on a daily basis.  They can also create underlying systems that run devices and control networks.  Programmers who write codes and scripts that are fluent in popular languages such as C# and Visual basic.NET (part of the ITI Technical College curriculum) are also in high demand.

Hardware Opportunities

For those who select ITI’s concentration in networking, there is a wide array of more hardware-focused opportunities for graduates.  A computer network architect is responsible for building and implementing networks, and ensuring functionality. Computer maintenance technicians are the people business employees turn to for help with computer-related problems such as email, printer, and setting issues or the dreaded “Blue Screen of Death”.  These technicians specialize in troubleshooting, maintaining, and even building computer systems to be used in businesses. A computer support specialist, such as a helpdesk employee, works directly with people to troubleshoot computer problems and provide a fast, effective solution to such problems.  The education for this position is generally an associate’s degree with an average salary of $50,380 (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-support-specialists.htm).

Multitasking

Some people are more hardware-oriented when it comes to technology and others are more software-oriented.  Then there are the individuals who have equal proficiency in both areas.  If you are one of these “jacks of all trades” consider yourself to be very lucky and even more marketable in the IT field.  Either way, the ITI Technical College Information Technology program is a great way to build a better future for yourself with the skills required to get a higher-paying job thus enjoy a higher quality of life.  We are here to answer any questions whether it be via email, over the phone, or even sitting down with current and/or perspective students at our campus. So if you have a passion for technology and want it to be your life’s work, you’ll get a great start at ITI Technical College.

 

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