Information Technology, Associate in Applied Science Degree

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Program Description for Information Technology

Computers and information technology (IT) touch nearly every aspect of modern life. IT enables integration, communication, database management, complex computing and coordination of tasks and information. This involves many different technical applications: hardware, software, programming, networking and more.

An Information Technology Technician applies practical knowledge, skills, and abilities by performing aspects of software development networking, production, trouble shooting, user support, maintenance, and systems management.

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EICC offers IT curriculum options that prepare students for a concentration in the following areas: Programming, Networking, Database, Games and Simulations, Security and Forensics and Web Development.

Cisco Systems logoAward Options for Information Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science - Database
  • Associate in Applied Science - Games and Simulations
  • Associate in Applied Science - Harware/Helpdesk
  • Associate in Applied Science - Networking
  • Associate in Applied Science - Programming
  • Associate in Applied Science - Server Administration
  • Associate in Applied Science - Security and Forensics
  • Associate in Applied Science - Web Development
  • Diploma - Networking
  • Diploma - Programming

Job Outlook for Information Technology

Demand for Networking/Computer Support Specialists is expected to increase by 18 percent because of the rapid pace of improved technology. As computers and software become more complex, Support Specialist will be needed to provide technical assistance to customers and other users.

Consulting opportunities should also continue to grow as businesses increasingly need help managing, upgrading, and customizing more complex computer systems. Wireless security and forensics are becoming "hot topics" in the job outlook.

Median annual earning for Networking/Computer Support Specialists, with less than one year experience, were $46,260 in 2010.

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