Information Systems Technology Program

The Information Systems Technology degree is a two-year program designed to prepare students for entry-level computer maintenance, help desk, network technician jobs, and cybersecurity related fields. The curriculum focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in computer, network, and security technologies, as well as interpersonal skills in customer service and technical support needed to be successful within the industry.

Depending on course selection, this program helps prepare students for industry recognized certification exams such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network +, CompTIA Security+, and CompTIA Linux+.

Program Requirements

Career Options

Estimated cost for an Associate Degree based on a 60 credit hour program:






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Program Goals

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems program, students are prepared to:

  • Apply critical thinking skills and problem-solving to configure and troubleshoot computer systems to ensure proper operation.
  • Assess operating systems using critical thinking, industry standard tools, and best practices to demonstrate proper installation, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and customer service.
  • Detect, analyze, identify, and resolve security vulnerabilities, cyber threats and breaches using appropriate software (tools, devices, and processes) to defend network infrastructures.
  • Apply legal and ethical standards defined by federal, state, and local guidelines to provide integrity of data and network systems in information systems environments.
  • Analyze, diagnose, and repair common problems with network infrastructures including operating systems and network servers.
  • Perform entry-level system administrator duties on Microsoft and Linux based operating systems.
  • Define networking terms such as Open System and Interconnection model, network devices, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, and addressing.
  • Interact in a business professional manner with supervisors, co-workers, and customers using written and oral communication skills for the information systems environment.

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Campus Contacts: 


Tracie Karkur

Business & Information Systems Instructor
DeWitt/Stuttgart Campuses

Phone: (870) 946-3506, Ext. 1615

Helena-West Helena

Monica Quattlebaum

Dean, Division of Business and Information Systems
Helena-West Helena Campus

Phone: (870) 338-6474, Ext. 1331


Cindy Grove

Network Technology Instructor
Stuttgart Campus

Phone: (870) 673-4201, Ext. 1885

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