Information Technology

(Formerly Business Computer Systems)


Associate Degrees

Computer Specialist (AAS-BCS-COMS)

In this program, the student will learn business applications and demonstrate fluency in database, spreadsheet, word processing, and digital publishing. Students will learn technical skills in operating systems and networking technologies, as well as microcomputer concepts, while also being exposed to the use of computer virtualization. During the last semester, students will be required to secure an internship within an Information Technology (IT) department of a local company. This internship will provide students with valuable industry experience. Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree for Computer Specialist will be equipped with the necessary skills to enter the IT workforce in places such as local or small businesses, school districts, banks, and hospitals. The credits earned In the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Specialist transfer to the Bachelor of Applied Technologies in Computer and Information Technologies degree (BAT-CIT).

Networking Specialist (AAS-BCS-NETS)

The Associate of Applied Science in Networking Specialist enlists a number of Information Technology (IT) skills, starting with business productivity software and then adding a greater emphasis on advanced skills in computer networking through the Cisco Networking Academy. Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to design, quote, set up, maintain, manage, and upgrade a network. In addition to the networking skills, students will also learn technical skills in operating systems, server administration, and information security, while also being exposed to the use of computer virtualization. During the last semester, students will be required to secure an internship within an IT department of a local company. This internship will provide students with valuable industry experience. Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree for Networking Specialist will be greatly qualified with the necessary skills to enter the IT workforce in places such as local or small businesses, school districts, banks, and hospitals. The credits earned In the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Specialist transfer to the Bachelor of Applied Technologies in Computer and Information Technologies degree (BAT-CIT).

Coming in Fall 2014:
Information Security/Digital Forensics Specialist

This hands-on Information Security/Digital Forensics Associate of Applied Science degree offers practical experience in a wide array of information security and digital forensics situations that are applicable to the real world. The student will be exposed to everything from how to properly conduct an assessment, and secure and document a network. In addition, the student will learn how to establish a proper chain of custody that is admissible in a court of law when recovering files from intentionally damaged media. This associate’s degree will prepare students to get certified by Cisco Networking Academy and CompTIA.

Information Security/Digital Forensics Specialists are needed by today's companies to protect computer networks and determine the root cause of malicious attacks, legally collect evidence admissible in court, and protect corporate assets and reputation. Upon successfully completing the program, students may work with various Federal Government agencies, private industry, and even local government agencies that need to protect their computer networks. They can also find themselves working for agencies that need to conduct investigations of computer systems that may have been used to commit a crime.

During the last semester, students are required to secure an internship within a local company’s IT department. This Internship will allow students to gain valuable industry experience.

Certificates

  • Computer and Information Technologies Specialist
  • Computer and Network Specialist Certificate
  • Computer Applications Specialist Certificate
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Multimedia Specialist

Learn more about these certificates

Staff

Name E-mail Phone Location
Garcia, Araceli - Secretary agrc319 956-872-6101 TECH A216
Zaragoza, Isauro - Lab Assistant idzaragoza 956-872-6184 TECH A223

Faculty

Name E-mail Phone Location
Peña, Gabriela gpena 956-872-6174 TECH A218
Pomares, Patricia patricia 956-872-2765 TECH A215
Rosenbaum, Maby mabyp 956-872-2779 TECH C130
Salinas, Francisco Jr. fsalinas 956-872-6277 TECH A221
Teniente, Angelita angele3 956-872-6157 TECH A231
Zaragoza, Norma nmorales 956-872-2716 TECH A220

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