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Information Technology (A.S.) +



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About the Degree
Career Information
General Education Requirements 
Program 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, secure, and adapt complex information networks.

As companies continue to expand their information systems, IT workers are needed to communicate effectively with colleagues, collaborate with cross-functional teams on IT projects, resolve technical issues, and provide technical assistance to empower colleagues to leverage technology effectively to achieve organizational goals.  

Information technology professionals find employment in a wide array of industries including businesses, schools, nonprofit organizations, and government. Our curriculum provides students with foundational skills in networking, security, programming, and operating systems. Students develop depth of knowledge in a self-designed or recommended focus area including: cloud computing, cybersecurity and networking, data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), IT support, programming, or web development. Program courses 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 aligned with a focus area while obtaining their degree:

 

 

 

 

Program Outcomes

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 data, programming, networks, and computer systems;
  • you are looking for a career in IT support, data analytics, 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, security, 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 and complete various CompTIA certification exams such as IT Fundamentals, A+, Net+, and Security+.
  • This program fits easily into most IT-related bachelor’s degrees for continued specialilzation.

The Information Technology program prepares you for careers such as:

  • IT Support Specialist
  • Assistant Network Administrator
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Data 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.

http://www.vtlmi.info/

Transfer Options:

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.

General Education Requirements


All associate degrees include completion of general education requirements which, together with program requirements, constitute a minimum of 60 credits. In some cases program requirements also fulfill general education requirements. You may not use a single course to meet two general education requirements.

See the General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees  for requirements and course choices.

Complete at least one course in each of the following:

First Semester Seminar

Introductory Written Expression - VSCS

Digital and Computing Literacy - VSCS

Mathematics - VSCS

Natural Science - VSCS

Social Science - VSCS

Arts & Aesthetics - VSCS

Humanistic Perspectives - VSCS

Communication

Research & Writing Intensive

Seminar in Educational Inquiry

VSCS- These courses meet Vermont State College System General Education Framework.

Minimum Total Credits in Degree: 60


Note(s)


* You may use a course to meet both a program requirement and a general education requirement; however, you may not use a single course to meet two general education requirements.

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