About the Degree
General Education Requirements
CCV’s Information Technology program prepares students for the exciting and ever-changing field of information technology (IT). Organizations need skilled technicians to install, manage, and adapt complex information networks. As companies continue to expand their information systems, IT workers keep communications running smoothly and help to resolve complicated problems. Information technology professionals find employment in a wide array of industries. Our curriculum provides students with foundational skills in networking, security, programming, and operating systems. Students will build depth of knowledge in at least one of four focus area options: cloud computing, cybersecurity and networking, IT support, or web development. The program also includes additional elective credits that may be used to explore other facets of this broad field and prepare you for important industry certifications.
+ This program can be completed fully online.
Information Technology Semester Map
Students in the Information Technology degree program may choose to pursue one or more of the following certificates while obtaining their degree:
Graduates of the Information Technology program will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and skills that meet industry standards;
- use a computer programming language to solve problems and implement appropriate solutions;
- upgrade, maintain, and install software applications with emphasis on problem anticipation and user support;
- prepare a plan for implementing a network solution in a small business setting;
- demonstrate academic skills required of all CCV graduates, including competency in writing, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning; and
- explore pathways and demonstrate preparedness for educational and career development in the student’s field of study.
The Information Technology program is great for you if:
- you enjoy working with programming and computer systems;
- you are looking for a career in IT support, software development, network administration, cybersecurity, cloud computing, or web development;
- you plan to matriculate to an IT-related bachelor’s degree;
- you enjoy problem-solving, teamwork, and have good communication skills; and
- you are prepared to work in a dynamic and changing work environment.
Key information and advice for students in the Information Technology program:
- The Information Technology degree provides practical experience with networks and information systems.
- This program provides skills necessary to be a computer support specialist in a small business or any environment that uses computers in its daily operations.
- This program can be completed entirely online.
- Students who complete the cloud computing focus area will have an opportunity to earn the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Cloud Practitioner and Certified Solutions Architect Certifications.
- Students may elect to prepare for various CompTIA certification exams such as IT Fundamentals, A+, Net+, Security+, Linux+, and Server+ .
- This program fits easily into most IT-related bachelor’s degrees and allows for more specialization in IT at the 3rd and 4th year levels.
The Information Technology program prepares you for careers such as:
- IT Support Specialist
- Assistant Network Administrator
- Cyber Security Analyst
- Web Developer
- Cloud Architect
- IT Analyst
Job outlook in Information Technology in the state of Vermont:
For up-to-date Vermont labor market information, including salary information and growth projections, please visit the Economic and Labor Market Information at the Vermont Department of Labor Website.
CCV programs are designed to make transfer to a bachelor’s degree program seamless, easy, and affordable for graduates. CCV has agreements and 2+2 transfer pathways within the Vermont State College System (VSCS) and other institutions in Vermont and the region. Early planning can help you follow a clear transfer path.
Visit our transfer page for additional information.