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Information Technology

Information Technology

Enhance your career possibilities at COTC with a degree in Information Technology!

Information Technology is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. IT professionals provide support for nearly every business, hospital, educational facility, and household. Technology continues to develop and change at a rapid pace, requiring a workforce with technical knowledge to design, develop, support and maintain the software, hardware and infrastructure required for quality systems. There are a wide range of career opportunities available for capable and talented IT professionals.

COTC offers two majors to obtain an Associate of Applied Business in Information Technology. The IT Programming and Software Development Major gives students hands-on experience with real-world information system applications. The IT Specialist Major prepares students to support IT users, maintain computer systems and networks, and write basic programs through hands-on projects. Graduates can expect to be employed as a: 
Programming/Software Development students:
  • Software or App developer
  • Entry-level systems analyst
  • Help-desk technician
  • Database supporter or administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Website developer
  • Computer s ales associate
IT Specialist students:
  • Computer call-center associate 
  • Computer sales associate 
  • Entry-level software developer 
  • Data-processing technician 
  • Help-desk technician 
  • Network administrator 
  • Entry-level IT project manage

Because many IT students prefer to work while pursuing their degree, students may enroll part-time or full-time. The classrooms include state-of-the-art hardware and software. IT graduates who wish to continue their education are eligible to complete their technical bachelor’s degree at several Ohio universities, including DeVry, Franklin University, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio Dominican, Ohio University and Otterbein.

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics  shows an employment increase of 8%-22 % in this area from 2012 to 2022.
The curriculum includes: 

  • Database (Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server) 
  • C++ (language) 
  • Internet Programming & Design (Web pages – HTML5, CSS, JavaScript) 
  • IT Project Management 
  • Operating Systems and Security 
  • Java (language – includes Android App development) 
  • User Support Concepts 
  • Networking 
  • PC Hardware (Maintenance and Troubleshooting) 
  • Computer Applications for Technology Specialists 

PROGRAMMING/SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT MAJOR

 
PLAN OF STUDY - 19/20

IT SPECIALIST MAJOR


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