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Credits breakdown

Developmental courses — A student may be required to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing and math. A student's scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in developmental courses. The purpose of developmental courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Course # Course Title Credits
CPTR1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3
CPTR1106 Microcomputer Databases 3
CPTR1108 CISCO 1 3
CPTR1122 Microcomputer Maintenance 3
CPTR1138 Information Systems 3
CPTR1148 Microcomputer Operating System 3
CPTR1170 Web Engineering I 3
CPTR2224 Linux I 3
CPTR2236 Network Security 3
CPTR2242 Java Programming 3
CPTR2252 Microcomputer Systems Project 3
CPTR2272 Network Operating Systems 3
MNTC Courses
ENGL1101 College Writing
Goal: 1 *
HUM2236 Technology in the Humanities
Goal: 2, 6, 8 *
PSYC1200 General Psychology
Goal: 5, 9 *

Elective Credits ...


Total Credits: 60


About this program

The Information Technology diploma prepares students to enter the workforce. Students learn to use various hardware and software systems to solve problems for people and organizations. Students work with networking technologies, applications, Web technologies and database technologies. The focus of this degree is practical preparation for work.

Program outcomes

1. Apply current technical practices in the core information technologies
2. Create effective solutions for organizations or individuals
3. Integrate effective IT-based solutions into an environment
4. Assess current and emerging technologies according to user's needs
5. Evaluate the impact of technology on individuals, organizations, and society including ethical, legal, and policy issues
6. Apply best practices and standards within an IT solution
7. Demonstrate independent problem solving skills
8. Collaborate in teams to accomplish a common goal
9. Communicate effectively and efficiently with clients, users, and peers
10. Recognize the need for continued learning throughout their career

Employment information

Students may graduate from the program with job titles such as:
Database programmer, database administrator, database manager, records manager;
Systems administrator, network administrator, network specialist;
Technical writer, documentation specialist;
Technical support specialist, help desk specialist;
Programmer, applications programmer, programmer/analyst, information systems developer, software tester;
Business process specialist, business automation specialist; and Computer sales associate.

Gainful employment report


Program accreditation

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.