Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Are you intrigued by the inner workings of your computer and your cell phone? Do you want a job where you’ll be indispensable to the operation of your organization?
An information technology major at Guttman Community College will give you the knowledge necessary to navigate our society’s complex technologies, recognize common problems and recommend and implement solutions. It will prepare you for an IT position in any number of workplaces. Today, few businesses or organizations can operate without an IT person or department to ensure their computing infrastructure works reliably and employees have their computing-related needs met.
We’ll give you a combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on experience so you’ll head into the workforce ready to take care of both an organization’s technological infrastructure and the needs of the people who use it.
You’ll learn the basics of computing and the Internet and be exposed to actual work environments to see the relevance of what you’re learning in class. We’ll hone your problem-solving abilities by building your technical knowledge as well as your interpersonal skills.
Employers want workers who are team players, and that’s what we’ll require of you. By the time you earn your degree, you’ll be ready to launch a career as a computer support specialist that will earn you a stable living and offer ample opportunities for advancement as you gain experience. Should you plan to continue your studies, the IT program at Guttman Community College will give you excellent foundation knowledge to comfortably transfer to a 4 year college.
The Information Technology program prepares students for the technological workforce of tomorrow. To this end, we strive to enrich our students with basic and fundamental knowledge of the technologies that will govern our world of tomorrow and equip them with the skill and hands-on expertise needed at the workforce.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the Information Technology program, students will be able to:
- Apply the principles of database management, computer and data communication networks, security, programming, web technology and software development to a given information technology problem;
- Demonstrate proficiency with basic hardware and software-related tasks. Installing operating systems, assembling and disassembling a computer, installing software, setting up small networks, connecting peripherals
- Illustrate how technology is used in a business setting
- Apply technical knowledge and skills in devising solutions to business challenges;
- Analyze the effectiveness of various technologies in a business or information technology scenario.
- Explain and apply professional and ethical behavior as promoted by international computing societies, such as ASM and AITP.
Parviz Kermani, Professor