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Information Systems and Technology


Information Systems and Technologies - Overview

Level I Career Certificate

The Information Systems and Technologies Pathway consists of two, Level I career certificate. This pathway also includes two, Level II career certificate choices.

1 I.T Technician (TETCA)

students with industry-standard foundational IT knowledge. Students learn foundational skills and concepts covering computer hardware, operating systems, and networking.

1 CISCO Certified Network Associate (ITCCC)

The Metropolitan Community College Computer Programming pathway develops computer technology skills used in critical information technology roles in a variety of industries. Computer programmers use programming languages, such as Java and C++, to create software that runs on a computer or mobile device. Everything that people interact with on their computers or mobile devices was created by computer programmers. With the increase of computer chips in more devices, computer programmers are playing an increasingly important role in creating and making everyday work more convenient.

After selecting the Level I, Information System/ Technologies career certificate, students should also choose their complimenting Level II career certificate from the options listed below.

Level II Career Certificate(s)

2 System Operations (SOPCC)

The Metropolitan Community College Systems Operations Career Certificate is our most flexible career certificate option. Students choose a technology pathway: Windows server administration or Linux server administration.

The generous number of elective credits allows students to tailor additional skills specific to their interests or job needs, or students may pursue both technology pathways. The flexibility offered with this career certificate makes it a great option to get a strong, focused skill set and combine additional skills for job needs. It is also a great option for students who are interested in server administration or data center operations. This certificate is also a good category for a focus certificate when combined with the Information Technology Technician Career Certificate.

2 Data Center Technicaician (DCTCC)

The Metropolitan Community College Data Center Career Certificate prepares students to be skilled, hands-on professionals who provide a variety of services to keep computer data servers and hardware networks operating smoothly. They are the first line of defense in safeguarding a company’s valuable information. Specific job responsibilities of a data center technician differ based on the industry; however, there are several core tasks associated with the role. Those tasks include preventative maintenance; server management and repair; cross collaboration to protect data; monitoring system processes; and technical support and education.

2 Server Administration (SVACC)

Server administrators install, configure and maintain various types of hardware and software, which often involves creating user accounts, carrying out backup and recovery functions and monitoring the performance of servers at all times. They need to configure, manage and implement operating systems. Students in the program will manage and administer servers/workstations in a virtual and physical environment.