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Information Systems and Technologies

Information Systems and Technologies - Overview

Choose your Level I Career Certificate

Level I Career Certificate(s)

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

number 1 with circle icon I.T Technician (TETCA)

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

number 1 with circle icon 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.

Choose one Level II Career Certificate

Level II Career Certificate(s)

number 2 with circle icon 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 skillset 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.

number 2 with circle icon 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.

number 2 with circle icon 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.