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A Career in Information Technology

Information Technology is a fast growing career field, and in the top ten for in-demand jobs. IT encompasses a wide array of computer professional career paths and positions, from Tech Support to Cyber Security, and from Office Work to Business Analyst. The field spans a broad range of industries, including technology, healthcare, finance, retail, government and education.

Careers in IT deal with the design, creation, management, maintenance, and business use of the varied components of computer systems, including software, hardware, networks, and the cloud.

Job titles could include:

Networking and Security

  • Data Security Analyst
  • Systems Security Administrator
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Forensics Investigator

Technical Support

  • Computer Technician
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • Computer Support Engineer

Computer Applications and Business Information Systems

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Webpage Producer
  • Database Administrator

Is an IT Career Right for You?

  • Do you want to work with computers?
  • Are you a hands-on person?
  • Do you get bored easily? Enjoy change? Do you want to do something different? 
  • Are you good at problem solving, task management, project management and troubleshooting?
  • Are you willing to continue learning new things throughout your career?
  • Do you like working in a fast-paced environment? 

If yes, then an IT career may be right for you. Technology is constantly changing. In an IT career, you won’t be bored.

Available Now! Newly Updated CIS Certificates and Degrees

Tech Support Pathways

  • 2-classes, Mini-Skills Certificate: Information Assurance Technician (Level 1)
  • Certificate: skip the General Education and just take the major courses
  • Associates Degree: take all the major courses and General Education

Networking and Security Pathways

  • 2-classes, Mini-Skills Certificate: Networking and Information Assurance Technician (Level 2)
  • 4-classes, Mini-Skill Certificate: Information Assurance and Cyber Defense`
  • Certificate: skip the General Education and just take the major courses
  • Associates Degree: take all the major courses and General Education

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Technical Support Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Diagnose common software and hardware problems.
  • Analyze and integrate software systems for the business environment.
  • Demonstrate professional communication and customer service skills.
  • Computer Applications Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Demonstrate Computer Literacy, Explain Computer/Software Security
  • Analyze scenarios, investigate options and appropriately apply workplace computer programs.
  • Demonstrate file management proficiency.
  • Networking Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Design LAN and WAN logical topologies that support various sized organizations.
  • Assess security risks and identify ways to minimize their threat and/or impact.
  • Analyze various operating system options and applications, then make recommendations based on organizational needs.
  • Virtual Office Professional: Administrative Concentration, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Demonstrate Digital Literacy and work habits required for a successful virtual business.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of web-based business tools for successful operation of a virtual business.
  • Develop and implement common deliverables for a virtual office.
  • Digital Literacy, Skills Certificate
  • Solve common basic personal computer problems, applying use of terminology and appropriate research and communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to function effectively in a digital community or course.
  • Produce and organize common office workplace and academic software files.
  • Information Assurance Technician (Level 1), Skills Certificate
  • Design LAN and WAN logical topologies that support various sized organizations.
  • Demonstrate professional communication and customer service skills.
  • Analyze various operating system options and applications, then make recommendations based on organizational needs.
  • Information Assurance Technician (Level 2), Skills Certificate
  • Design LAN and WAN logical topologies that support various sized organizations.
  • Analyze various operating system options and applications, then make recommendations based on organizational needs.
  • Assess security risks and identify ways to minimize their threat and/or impact.

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Andrew Brannan Part-time Faculty, CIS

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Debora (Debby) Carter Part-time Instructor, Computer Information Systems (CIS)

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Melissa Prinzing Instructor, C.I.S.

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Shahzad Anwar Part-time Instructor, Computer Information systems

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Vilnis Vulfs Part-time Instructor, Tahoe/Truckee Campus, Computer Information Systems

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