Fundamental knowledge of computing systems
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The Information and Computer Systems program prepares you for work locally and globally in database design and management, network software design, administration, and operations and maintenance of networks and software.
Practical IT solutions
This two-year, double-credentialed program starts with an Information and Computer Systems Technician certificate, which takes nine months to complete. With an additional nine months of study, you'll earn a full Information and Computer Systems Technology diploma.
The Information and Computer Systems (ICS) program emphasizes the analysis and development of practical IT solutions in a rapidly changing technological environment.
For an added hands-on experience, students can complete a four- or eight-month internship to complement their coursework.
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As an ICS student, you'll learn to think critically, problem-solve both individually and as a team, and communicate effectively with all levels of IT users.
You will learn concrete skills, including how to:
- program, deploy, secure, and maintain software applications to meet requirements
- design, analyze, maintain, and interpret data
- apply knowledge of basic project management skills to information technology activities
- effectively communicate and collaborate with colleagues, team members, employers, and technical and non-technical personnel
As a graduate of the one-year Information and Computer Systems Technician certificate program, you'll be prepared to work locally in the exciting world of information technology. A variety of computer-related careers, including programming, web development, and customer service in all types of organizations are open to you.
If you continue your studies, you can acquire the Information and Computer Systems Technology diploma. Graduates of the diploma program work as technologists and technicians and are prepared for work in web and mobile programming, database design and management, network software design, administration, and in-network operations.