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More About: Computer Information Technology

  • Program goals

    1. Offer an effective training program that meets the information technology needs of business and industry.
    2. Provide training to students using up-to-date computer hardware and software.
    3. Provide students with opportunities for hands-on experience using computer hardware, operating systems, applications, networks, security, database, programming languages, and Web development tools.
    4. Keep curriculum current as new technologies emerge.

    Training & Career Opportunities

    SCC's Computer Information Technology program has three focuses available at the associate degree level: Network Manager, Computer Support Specialist and Applications/Web Programmer. Each focus trains students in a core group of competencies and further develops specialized skills and knowledge.

    Graduates from the network manager specialization often find positions providing network support under the supervision of a network administrator. Courses in networking deal with basic data communications, TCP/IP, Windows Server, Linux Server, Cisco networking, and network security. Possible positions include Information Systems Assistant, Information Systems Technician, LAN Administrator, Network Engineer, and Network Support Specialist.

    Computer Support Specialists may work as the main computer resource technician in a company or may work as a member of a team providing help desk support. Courses include customer support skills training and hardware and software troubleshooting simulations. Possible positions include Application Support Specialist, Computer Support Specialist, Customer Support Specialist, Help Desk Specialist, and System Support Specialist.

    The Applications/Web Programmer specialization focuses on PC programming languages such as Java, Visual Basic.NET, JavaScript and PHP that are widely used in business and industry. It also provides coding and database manipulation behind the scenes of a Web site. Students finish their training by completing an in-depth project that simulates a real-world programming situation. Students learn web design, basic graphics software, and database administration. Possible positions include Application Developer, Computer Programmer, Web Programmer, Web Developer, Web Design Specialist, Database Programmer, Information Technology Specialist, Programmer/Analyst, and Software Design Engineer.