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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Information Technology, AAS


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The Information Technology program deals with the application of computers and networks to business problems. The program provides in-depth study of the use of computer applications, systems design and analysis, and the application of the computer as a functional tool within an organization. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Learn to configure, use and troubleshoot desktop and network operating systems;
  • Understand and apply network theory and security principles;
  • Gain knowledge on computer and network hardware and apply troubleshooting techniques;
  • Understand virtualization and cloud utilization; and
  • Develop a sense of professionalism necessary for working successfully in Information Technology.

Required Courses


Total Credits: 27


Program Courses:


Fall Semester


Fall Semester Total: 18

Spring Semester


Spring Semester Total: 20

Total Credits: 65 **


*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.
**Students must adhere to all prerequisites and consult the program advisor for course sequencing.

Admission Guidelines


  • Students are expected to have fundamental knowledge of the computer. If not, students must take CAPP 131 .
  • Students should be aware that this program of study requires extensive mathematical application and related analytical thinking.
  • Students should be aware that if they start courses in the spring semester, they cannot complete the program in two years.

Program Information


  • Students develop skills in computer hardware and software, cloud implementation, network management and desktop and network operating systems.
  • All required courses within this degree program must be taken for a letter grade. Only electives may be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis.
  • An internship is required for this program. Students must apply for internship placements for this program the prior semester. See Internships  for more information and application deadlines.
  • After completion of the program, and with additional study, students will have the knowledge to sit for the following certification exams:
    • A+ Certification
    • Network + Certification
    • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
    • MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification in Excel

Opportunities After Graduation


  • In the ever growing technology industry, graduates will have opportunities for employment as computer support specialists who provide end user support, perform troubleshooting, and maintain Local Area Network (LAN) systems. Graduates may work with larger employers in IT Departments, largely in the service, manufacturing or wholesale trade industries, or at educational institutions.

Advising Information:


For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                             
Jori Bullemer Phil MacGregor, Ed.D.
LRC 129 BSS 104
(406) 756-3905 (406) 756-3865
jbullemer@fvcc.edu pmacgreg@fvcc.edu

 

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