Business Technology - Information Systems Technology
Associate of Arts & Sciences Degree
Christanna Campus & John H. Daniel Campus
65 Credit Hours
The Information Systems Technology degree introduces students to a very broad field that includes many Information Technology (IT) sectors such as hardware, software, networking, web design, programming, information security, and computer installation, repair, troubleshooting, and support. This curriculum is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment in this rapidly expanding field.
The program provides practical IT knowledge for office and technical personnel. Graduates of this curriculum may become software specialists, microcomputer operators, management trainees, office support personnel, web site developers, help desk specialists, PC support specialists, network support personnel, repair technicians, trainers, or other IT professionals. In some cases, graduates will be able to immediately fill positions. In others, they will require additional education, training, or industry certification to fill job roles.
The Information Systems Technology curriculum offers students an opportunity to prepare themselves for the multitude of career opportunities in many businesses and industries requiring the skills of an IT professional. The curriculum introduces the student to a variety of software including word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation graphics, multimedia, web design, web graphics, and operating systems. In addition to application and system software, the curriculum includes personal computer hardware repair and troubleshooting courses, programming courses, networking courses, and courses in related areas such as business and accounting. Hardware and software are updated frequently in order to provide students with current knowledge as they enter the job market.