PURPOSE: The Information Technology (IT) two-year degree prepares students for entry-level jobs in IT. Jobs include computer support specialist, networking and security technician, and programmer. The curriculum allows students to gain an overall understanding of the IT field in addition to pursuing a particular track, which represents an area of interest or specialization. The seven tracks are: Cisco Network Administration, Computer Application Design, Cybersecurity, Network Security and Support, Computer Programming, Cloud Computing, and Management Information Systems. This degree may be transferable to some four-year colleges. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.
CREDENTIALS: An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a major in a career-technical area that takes two years for full-time students to complete. Many courses in the Tracks provide preparation for industry certifications. Select the course details to locate certification information. Many courses in the Tracks provide preparation for industry certifications. Select the course details to locate certification information.
TRANSFER INFORMATION: This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:
- Show knowledge and skills associated with the Open Systems Interconnection Model, layers, and functions.
- Communicate using computer software.
- Design an operational computer program using a designated programming language.
- Apply networking protocols, standards, media, implementation, and support.
- Demonstrate an understanding of program logic by creating flowcharts and structure charts.
- Model and design an information system.