2-year Associate of Applied Science Degree
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify
Classes StartingOctober 25th, 2023!¶
- Teaches students how to setup, maintain, and repair computer systems and networks
- Students are taught how to identify, analyze, and resolve technology issues
- Covers Network Security, Computer Forensics, and Web Design
Information Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
FCC’s Information Technology Program was established to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on training they need to pursue a rewarding entry-level career working in IT and computer networking.
In an entry-level Information Technology position, you will be responsible for fixing, maintaining, and offering support for the hardware and software of an organization’s computer systems. Completing our Information Technology program and earning your degree will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to begin a career in computer technology, with a goal of making you more prepared than job candidates without such a degree.
In addition, earning a degree in Information Technology makes you a more competitive candidate because employers recognize that people with IT degrees tend to have the skills and hands-on training to support the information and technology systems used in business settings. Finally, the great thing about FCC’s Information Technology Degree Program is that it can be completed in as few as two years, allowing you to earn your Associate in Science Degree in that time.
Information Technology Career Outcomes
Graduates who complete and graduate from the Information Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program enter the candidate pool equipped with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on training that employers are looking for when seeking to hire for an entry-level Information Technology position.
As a student within our IT Technician training program, you will have the opportunity to learn industry techniques and tools used by today’s information technology professionals to provide computer and network support services for companies and organizations. Many IT professionals work in network administration and security analysis to solve technical issues with computer software and hardware.
Overall, FCC’s IT program will assist you in building a well-rounded skill set in information technology, preparing you for an entry-level Information Technology career.
Some of the positions that you might qualify for after completing the program include:
- Network Technician
- Network Manager
- Information Technology Manager
- Telecom Network Manager
- Information Technology Specialist
- Data Security Administrator
- Computer Specialist
- Information Security Manager
- Information Systems Security Analyst
About This Program
The two-year Information Technology (AAS) degree program was established to teach students how to troubleshoot, analyze, and repair computer systems, networks, and technology issues. The program allows students to specialize in computer security and networking, computer science, information technology management, or healthcare information technology management.
As part of the program, students attend a course in a Guide to A+ Software and are introduced to UNIX/LINUX and networking. Students are trained to use their hands and mind -- applying a variety of theories, tools, and techniques -- to perform within their new careers successfully.
Skills You Will Learn
The program introduces students to computer applications including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. The program then proceeds to teach students about the Windows Operating system and the essential functions and applications within this system, as it all applies to an enterprise environment. Students are taught how to manage clients, ensuring that OS and applications are operating correctly.
The Information Technology Program then provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to troubleshoot and repair computer hardware problems. Furthermore, the course covers LAN and WAN architectures and UNIX/LINUX servers. It further teaches students how to use software as a tool to troubleshoot and maintain function as well as how to secure computer networks and mitigate and deter network attacks and vulnerabilities
Finally, the program covers additional topics related to ethical hacking, managing information systems, and computer forensics.
Here is a summary of the topics that the IT Training Program covers:
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Microsoft Windows Operating System
- LAN and WAN Area Network Architecture
- Troubleshooting and repairing hardware/software issues
- UNIX/LINUX Servers
- Network Security
- Mitigation of network attacks and vulnerabilities