Information Technology

Field of Study: 
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Credential Type: 
Associate Degree
Length of Program: 
2 years
Classroom Cost: 

We live in a computerized and networked society, and supporting these computers and networks offers a wide job market with a variety of locations and environments. Technology is driving businesses and governments today, especially health care, financial services, public utilities, sales, and mining and manufacturing. Individuals own personal computers, tablets, smartphones and home networks, and a wide variety of other computerized devices. Computer specialists will require technical skills to work with computers, networks and devices; and communications skills to work with employers, co-workers and end-users. The IT student at SBC will develop a firm foundation in Information Technology to prepare for employment or for seeking a baccalaureate degree. This program will prepare students to enter into the world of work with the most commonly accepted IT certifications; CompTIA’s A+ for IT technicians, and the Cisco CCENT for networking. The courses offered at SBC are standardized with the North Dakota University System’s common course numbering system, so the student will also be well prepared to transfer to a four-year institution of higher learning for more advanced degrees.