program overview

Information Technology - IT & Cloud Systems Administration

An Information Technology program student looks at a multi-colored server with LED lights as the student uses his hands to work on the server.

* this program is financial aid eligible.
the information technology (it) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

course work includes development of a student's ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. the program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.
  • install, configure, and support an organization’s internet-connected workstation and server systems
  • analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate software and service installations
  • plan, implement, and monitor networking, compute, and storage systems with virtualization and cloud platforms

find information about credit by exam and academic credit for professional credentials.

view the open lab schedule/online assistance.

spring application deadline is jan 05

Estimated Tuition & Fees


degree type

associate in applied science (aas)


main campus

credit hours


program stats

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average salary

outline of person

average class size


estimated completion time

18-19 months

current and upcoming course offerings

course number title credit hours
aca-122 college transfer success 1
cti-110 web, programming, and database, foundation 3
cti-120 network and security foundation 3
cti-140 virtualization concepts 3
cts-115 information systems business concepts 3
cts-120 hardware/software support 3
cts-220 advanced hardware/software support 3
eng-111 writing and inquiry 3
eng-112 writing and research in the disciplines 3
mat-143 quantitative literacy 3
net-125 introduction to networks 3
net-260 Internet Development & Support 3
nos-120 linux/unix single user 3
nos-125 linux and unix scripting 3
nos-220 linux/unix administration i 3
nos-230 windows administration i 3
nos-232 windows administration iii 3
sec-110 security concepts 3
wbl-110 world of work 1
wbl-111 work-based learning i 1
headshot of Beau George in front of computer

“i thought i knew a lot before i got here, but i found out that i didn’t. i’ve learned so much. it’s been great, i really feel like it’s prepared me for the workforce. i’m switching careers from accounting to i.t. since there’s so much opportunity in this area and this program has prepared me to do the job.”

—beau george