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Information Technology

Information Technology (AOS) is an intensive program that provides students with knowledge and skill-based training to work in IT positions in various industries. It is taught 4 days per week in morning or evening sessions for a total of 8 terms in 96 weeks. The program is 24 months during the day and evening sessions. Students must participate in 360-day or evening class sessions to complete the program.

Objective: The IT program prepares students with the foundational skills needed to begin a career in the Information Technology field. Networking Specialization students should have an understanding of hardware, software, organizational environments, and networking systems applications as well as being able to communicate effectively.

Programming Specialization students should be able to use problem-solving skills and techniques as they apply to the current trends in technology, tools, and languages, and their uses in application development.

Information Technology ProgramThe successful graduate will have an opportunity to work in entry-level positions in the Information Technology industry in these and similar positions:

  • Information Technology Support Services
  • Technical Writers
  • Software developers
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Technicians
  • PC Technicians
  • Networking Specialists
  • Database Programmers
  • Database Administrators
  • Software Analysts
  • Webmasters
  • Web Site Manager

Program Overview

The Information Technology (AOS) Program teaches basic concepts, skills, and terminology for graduates to obtain entry-level jobs in this industry. Studies include classroom and laboratory work in these training areas:

  • Introduction and overview of Information Systems Technology
  • Hardware and software tools used in the IT industry
  • Core courses in Mathematics review and Success Skills
  • Personal Computer (PC) Office Applications
  • Introductory courses in Networking and Programming

These courses will help students decide which of the two specializations they would like to pursue. The Information Technology industry has become more specialized and skill-based. It is important that graduates are more specialized in their careers.

Networking Specialization: Students taking this specialty area receive the following training:

  • 3 A+ courses that familiarize the student with the components, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting of a PC
  • Operating Systems, PC Setup, and Microsoft Networking, CISCO, Linux, and Security
  • Practical experience in the design, setup, and maintenance of various Networking configurations in an up-to-date laboratory setting
  • Introduction to Security/Backup issues related to Networking
  • Workplace Communications and Technical Writing Courses
  • Selected elective courses including Web Design and Applications, Visual Design, or Database Design

Programming Specialization: After completing six of the core courses, students taking this specialty area receive the following training:

  • Data Structures, Algorithms, and Database Design and Implementation
  • Object-Oriented Programming, Visual Design, Web Design, and Database Administration, Advanced Applications Development
  • Web Applications, Database Development, Data-Aware Web Applications
  • Software Development Tools including C#, Visual Basic.Net, ADO, Net, ASP, Net, HTML, and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Workplace Communications and Technical Writing Courses
  • Selected elective Courses including A+ Hardware, Software and Operating Systems, Computer Networks, and Network Security
  • Most Programming Courses are scheduled only in the evening

Program Teaching Methods

The teaching methods used in this program include classroom theory and lab sessions that are coupled with an environment solidly based on industry Information Technology concepts. Studies are individualized and progress is monitored with assignments, quizzes, and laboratory evaluations.

Information Technology Job Description

Information Technology specialistsInformation Technology specialists are vital members of any organization’s team and perform a variety of services depending on their specialty area including, but not limited to:

  • Assess the functionality and efficiency of IT systems
  • Maintain and improve company technical systems
  • Ensure other employees have the technology they need
  • Keep the organization’s data and files safe and intact
  • Troubleshoot computer problems
  • Install and update software and hardware as needed
  • Research cost of new computer and IT items
  • Administer and improve networks as needed
  • Provide programming services

 Why Choose ITI Technical College

ITI Technical College faculty and staff are dedicated to student success from instructing to counseling. Instructors deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum and academic counselors focus on ensuring students have the tools needed for success.

Since 1973, ITI Technical College has graduated thousands of students in technical programs. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges to ensure students receive the best education and training possible.

How To Apply

It is easy to find out if the Information Technology Program is right for you and how to enroll. Start by calling one of our Admissions Specialists at (225) 752-4233 and schedule a tour today.

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Information Technology

Associate in Occupational Studies Degree Program IT40T

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