COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Information Technology is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States, and is the engine of successful businesses and industry. No matter where you are, computers are a part of almost every job, and they have to work and talk to one another securely and virus free. Are you a problem solver who likes the challenge of new technology? A career in Computer Information Technology offers tremendous job satisfaction and a good wage. The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts that skilled technicians will be in strong demand for the foreseeable future.

WHY CHOOSE THE COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM?
The use of computers in daily life across the United States and the entire world has exploded and will continue to grow as new technologies and economic sectors are developed. Demand for skilled I.T. workers has not declined, even in tough economic times. Working in I.T. can satisfy the problem-solver in you, while earning a good salary, in a discipline that will always be in demand, and Ivy Tech can help get you there with a number of flexible programs and schedules suited to the needs of a student's busy life.

Certificates:

Network Administration (21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Completion of the Network Administration Certificate leads to various Certifications in Computer Information Technology: Microsoft Certified Professional Client Operating Systems, Microsoft Certified Professional Server Operating Systems, CompTIA Net+, and CompTIA Security+, employment and/or completion of an associate degree.

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PC Support and Administration (21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Completion of the PC Support and Administration Certificate leads to various Certifications in Computer Information Technology: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Net+, and Microsoft Certified Professional Client Operating Systems, employment and/or completion of an associate degree.

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Routing and Switching (15 credit hours = 1-2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Completion of the Routing and Switching Certificate leads to Cisco Certified Network Administrator, employment and/or completion of an associate degree.

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Systems Security (27 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Completion of the Systems Security Certificate leads to various Certifications in Computer Information Technology: Microsoft Certified Professional Server Operating Systems, CompTIA Net+, and CompTIA Security+, employment, and/or completion of an associate degree.

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Technical Certificate (31 credit hours = 2 semesters)

The Technical Certificate in Computer Information Technology can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Computer Information Technology will give you the knowledge and skills for career entry or advancement in a current job. Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

Through your choice of electives, you can study:

  • Networking: Coursework focuses on developing in-depth knowledge and technical skills related to creating and maintaining computer network systems.
  • Computer Security: Coursework focuses on developing in-depth knowledge and technical skills related to network and information security.
  • PC Support and Administration: Coursework focuses on developing in-depth knowledge and technical skills related to assisting computer users with software, hardware and network needs.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

The Computer Information Technology program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Bloomington

Faculty Contact:
Chris Carroll
Department Chair CINS/CINT/INSE/CSCI
(812) 330-6233
rcarroll@ivytech.edu

Areas of Study
Computer Security
Networking
PC Support and Administration

Bloomington Region Certificates
Network Administration
PC Support and Administration
Routing and Switching
Systems Security

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
Contact:
Marvin Daugherty, Chair
(317) 921-4758
mdaugher@ivytech.edu

Concentrations offered by Indianapolis region:

  • Computer Security
  • Networking
  • PC Supporting and Administration
  • Student Direct Studies

Certificates offered by Indianapolis region:

  • Network Administration
  • PC Support and Administration
  • Systems Security
Columbus
  • Faculty Contact:
  • Jill Canine
  • Program Chair
  • Columbus - Poling Building - Room 42
  • (812) 374-5187
  • Columbus Region Concentrations
  • • Computer Security
  • • Networking
  • • PC Support & Administration
  • • Routing and Switching
  • • Student Directed Studies
  • • System Security
  • Certificates
  • • Network Administrator
  • • PC Support & Administration
  • • Routing & Switching
  • • Systems Security
  • » Program Summary(pdf)
East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie)
Contact:

David Hayes
Program Chair
1-800-589-8324, ext. 1336
dhayes@ivytech.edu

Program Summary (pdf)

Kokomo (Kokomo, Wabash)
Contact
Kokomo
Dennis Gordon, program chair
800-459-0561, ext. 394

Wabash
Jerry Perkins, computer information technology faculty
260-563-8828, ext. 318

Certificates offered by Kokomo region:

  • Networking
  • PC Support and Administration
  • Routing and Switching
  • Systems Security
Lafayette (Lafayette)
Contact
Paul Addison
Program Chair and professor, Computer Information Technology
(765) 269-5700
North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)
Concentrations:
Computer Security
Networking
PC Support and Administration
Student Directed Studies

For information contact Neamen Berhanu, Interim Department Chair at 574-289-7001, ext. 5331 or nberhanu@ivytech.edu.
Northeast (Fort Wayne)
The Computer Information Technology program is directed towards preparing the computer technician for entry-level employment within business environment in the following areas:
  • Computer building and repair
  • Computer sales
  • Support of software/hardware
  • Computer security setup and administration
  • Network support and administration
  • and other focus areas defined in a student directed studies approach


Contact:
Russell Rosco, Program Chair
260-480-4241
rrosco@ivytech.edu


Cyber Technology certificate program

Ivy Tech-Northeast offers a certificate in Cyber Technology due to an awarded grant by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration as part of the National STEM Consortium. Courses for the program begin in January 2013. Interested individuals can train for a new career in as little as one year and work toward industry certifications in Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+, A+ and Security+. Recipients of the certificate would qualify for jobs in cyber customer service and technical support, which may require a background check at hiring organizations.

Students will learn to succeed on the job with:

  • Hands-on, skills-based projects
  • Consistent, convenient, compressed schedule
  • Flexible “hybrid delivery” via classroom and online instruction
  • Foundation skills to help students succeed in technical courses
  • Critical thinking and problem solving based on real-life situations
  • Business skills in communication, resume writing and interview techniques

This U.S. Department of Labor grant targets workers who have lost their job due to the adverse effects of foreign trade, and other unemployed and underemployed workers. Veterans receive priority of service. Programs are eligible for financial aid: Trade Adjustment Assistance, Workforce Investment Act, Pell Grants.

Contact:
Raphael Wolff
260-482-9171, ext. 2520
rwolff2@ivytech.edu

Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)
Plan of study

Description:
Information Technology is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States, and is the engine of successful businesses and industry. No matter where you are, computers are a part of almost every job, and they have to work and talk to one another securely and virus free. A career in Computer Information Technology offers tremendous job satisfaction and a good wage. The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts that skilled technicians will be in strong demand for the foreseeable future.

DEGREES AVAILABLE
Associate of Applied Science, Technical Certificate, short-term Certificate.

Contact Information:
Kathy Olson, Regional Department Chair
Valparaiso Campus
Phone: 219-464-8514 ext. 226
Email: kolson@ivytech.edu

Richmond (Richmond)
Contact:

Curtis R. Blakely
Computer Information Systems/Computer Information Technology Department Chair/Assistant Professor/Information Technology Director
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond IN 47374-1298
Phone: 765-966-2656, ext. 2406  Toll free: 800-659-4562, ext. 3406
Fax: 765-962-8741
cblakely@ivytech.edu
www.ivytech.edu/richmond

Southeast (Lawrenceburg, Madison)
School of Business - Computer Information Technology Program
MADISON

590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Susan Cartwright
(812) 265-2580 Ext. 4151
(800) 403-2190 Ext. 4151
scartwri@ivytech.edu

LAWRENCEBURG & BATESVILLE

50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Matt Probst
(812) 537-4010 Ext. 5231
(800) 715-1058 Ext. 5231
mprobst@ivytech.edu

Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Contacts

Victoria Montgomery
Faculty Support Secretary 
812 246.3301 ext 4143

Lonnie Lewellen
Dean School of Technology 
812.246.3301 ext  4182

Keith Noe

Department Chair/Professor in Computer Information Technology
812. 246.3301 ext 4168

Paul Yost
Assistant Professor CIS/CIT
812 246.3301 ext 4323

Southwest (Evansville)
Computer Information Technology Program Summary

For more information, please contact Danette Coughlan, Program Chair, at (812) 429-1448.

Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)
Regional Degree Offerings:
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
  • Certificate (C)
  • Technical Certificate (TC)

Certificates Available in this Program:

  • PC Support and Administration Certificate
  • Routing and Switching Certificate
  • Systems Security

Contact:

Terre Haute

Rob Murray
Program Chair
812-298-2338
rjmurray@ivytech.edu

Greencastle

Melanie Boesen
Program Chair
765-653-7410, ext. 5023
mboesen@ivytech.edu