Associate in Applied Science
Nearly every industry relies on computers; and computers rely on information technologists. YCCC’s Information Technology program gives students an extensive background in computer systems. You’ll gain hands-on experience in troubleshooting, system administration, computer networks, web systems, computer programming, and cybersecurity. You’ll learn to think critically to problem-solve on-the-job and thrive in the ever-changing IT landscape.
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Every semester of your study includes an information technology-heavy course load. Classes on computer hardware, programming, network fundamentals, and web development lay the foundation for more advanced IT applications. Other program courses include Web Systems and Programming; Introduction to Cybersecurity; Ethical Hacking; Open Source Server Administration; and Network Security. All classes are available online.
Students will be able to:
- Solve software and hardware problems using logical reasoning.
- Analyze and communicate essential industry concepts in both technical and non-technical terms.
- Apply problem-solving concepts and quantitative analysis to the study of a wide variety of technology problems.
- Create technical reports and documentation by researching and interpreting a variety of industry sources.
- Report security implications related to computational paradigms.
- Operate both independently and as a team member on information technology projects.
- Describe and explain ethical issues in technology and the applicable industry standards and codes of conduct.
- Recognize the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities, and cultures of colleagues and customers in a professional environment.
- Research and explain how culture, economics, history, and politics affect technology trends.
Students completing this program will be prepared for entry-level positions in computer support, network management, systems management, and cybersecurity, as well as sales and technical information positions. Graduates may also choose to continue their education at a four-year institution in information technology or a related field.