The global shift toward Information Technologies has produced a critical shortage of technicians skilled in the computer and networking technologies field. Data suggests that the IT industry will grow at an unprecedented rate during the next century thus further exacerbating the shortage of qualified Information Technology service technicians.
The Information Systems Technology (IST) degree, with a concentration in Computer and Networking, will provide students the opportunity to develop computer and networking skills required for the following IT industry certifications:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Net+
- Microsoft Certified Professional
- Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
- Cisco Certified Network Associate
Students will be prepared for employment upon mastering the Computer and Networking curriculum. The curriculum is delivered by means of modern state of the art educational technologies. Laboratory experiences will allow students to gain valuable experience working with actual industrial equipment. Students enrolled in this program will be highly encouraged to attend optional Test Prep for IT Certification Seminars where practice exams and additional test preparation materials will be made available. Testing for certification will be made available on site. Fees for testing are the responsibility of the student.