This program of study starts with the basics of computer hardware (building, maintaining and upgrading PCs) and operating systems (Windows). It introduces computer networking including the fundamentals in small and large networks, including the Internet. It also includes an introduction to the Linux operating system which runs the vast majority of servers on the Internet. This is also the foundational series of classes that will lead to Associate Degrees in Information Technology. This certificate prepares students for the CompTIA A+, Linux+, and Network+ Certification Exams. Students who complete this certificate will be ready for an entry-level position in the industry and/or to undertake further study to advance to more specific industry training.
This is a modification to an existing local certificate (Certificate of Proficiency) to make it into a state recognized COA.
Classes in the certificate have also been updated.
This certificate is focused on entry level computer and network technicians. This industry is growing and is a great starting point for other careers such as cybersecurity and cloud computing. This will be the first in a stack of certificates at IVC.
The LMI shows good support for job demand and growth in our region.
Formal Goals and Objectives:
The Certificate of Achievement (CoA) in Information Technology (IT) will prepare students for a career as Computer User Support Specialists or Computer Network Support Specialists and students will acquire the following basic core Information Technology competencies:
The CoA in IT,offered as part of the Computer Information Management (CIM) program, directly supports the College's mission and College Goal 3:
This program is designed to be completed in one academic year (it could be completed in one semester if students choose)
This is the foundational COA for our IT awards and can be stacked with others to earn an A.S. (along with gen-ed).
(Y1 or S1)
|CIM 110||Information Technology Essentials (A+)||4||S1|
|CIM 161||Systems and Network Administration (Linux+)||3||S2|
|CIM 181||Introduction to Networks (CCNA 1 & Network+)||3||S2|