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 cyber security 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+.
Upon completion of this program, students are prepared to:
Assess operating systems using critical thinking skills, 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 systemsin information systems environments.
Perform entry-level system administrator duties to analyze, diagnose, and repair common problems with network infrastructures including operating systems and network servers.
Define networking terms such as Open System and Interconnection model, network devices, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, and addressing.
Demonstrate effective communication by using written and oral communication skills in a business professional manner for the information systems environment.