Certificate: Information Systems Technology
Christanna Campus & John H. Daniel Campus
34 Credit Hours
The Information Systems Technology certificate program introduces students to several Information Technology (IT) sectors such as hardware, software, networking, and repair/troubleshooting. This curriculum is designed to introduce the student to these topics through short-term training and to serve as a foundation for further study in the Information Systems Technology degree program.
The program provides practical IT knowledge for office and technical personnel. Graduates of this curriculum may either continue their education in the two-year IST program or seek jobs as trainees in various office and business positions. 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 certificate program may serve as a foundation for the two-year AAS Degree curriculum; the thirty-four credits are more than adequate to meet the first year requirements of the two-year program. The program offers students an opportunity to acquaint themselves with some of the software currently in use on desktop computers. It introduces them to several application software packages as well as operating systems, networking, and personal computer hardware repair and troubleshooting. The curriculum also includes general education courses as well as electives. Hardware and software are updated frequently in order to provide students with current knowledge as they enter the job market.