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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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Information Technology and Security, AAS

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The Information Technology and Security program deals with the application of computers, networks and security 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 and techniques and tools that can be used to keep these assets safe.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to

  • Configure, use, apply security and troubleshoot desktop and network operating systems;
  • Apply network theory and security principles;
  • Use computer and network hardware and apply troubleshooting techniques;
  • Explain and use virtualization and cloud services; and
  • Display the professionalism necessary for working successfully in information technology.

Required Courses

Total Credits: 65

1 BMGT 205 , CAPP 156 COMX 111 , and M 105  can be taken either semester. 

R Indicates Related Instruction requirement

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

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 analytical thinking.

Program Information

  • 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 the prior semester.  For more information and application deadlines, contact Cathy Allard, Career Advisor, at (406) 756-3808 or
  • 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 Information Technology industry, graduates will have opportunities for employment as computer support specialists, helpdesk personnel, and systems analysts, providing end-user support, troubleshooting, and maintaining local area network systems. Graduates may work with large or small employers in IT departments in almost any industry.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact an advisor.

Academic Advisor Faculty Advisor                             
Jori Bullemer Phil MacGregor, Ed.D.
LRC 129 BSS 104
(406) 756-3905 (406) 756-3865


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