To address the fast moving nature of technology, Ivy Tech has designed the innovative and comprehensive School of Computing and Informatics! This school is committed to offering courses that respond to current and future industry demands. Areas of study include network infrastructure, server administration, software development, computer science, database management and administration, cyber security/information assurance, information technology support and informatics.
Careers in these fields continue to show promising growth and opportunities for students interested in pursuing a two-year degree and joining the workforce, transferring to a four-year institution, or even preparing for industry certifications.
BRAND NEW IT CERTIFICATIONS
Ivy Tech Community College is offering four brand new IT certifications this year! Information Technology is growing at a rapid pace in Indiana, and it is essential that you have the right credentials to get the job done.
CompTIA A+ – Do you enjoy repairing and servicing computers? This is a free credential in the Information Technology field that allows students to enter the workforce within three semesters in an IT role such as Technical Support Specialist, Field Service Technician, IT Support Technician or Administrator. Learn more
Android Developer – Do you want to work as an app developer? You can now become a certified Android Developer by taking special courses in our Software Development program.
Certified Ethical Hacker – Want to be a computer hacker? (the good kind) You can help find weaknesses in IT systems and use the same skills as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful way to assess the security of a target system. Take special courses in our Cyber Security program.
Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator – Would you like to help the police solve crimes by finding and analyzing cyber evidence? Become a certified computer hacking forensics investigator, a special track also offered as part of our Cyber Security program.
Indiana is quickly becoming a technology hub! Don’t get left behind, check out our program offerings below!
Computer Science is an exciting field that explores the frontier of what computers can accomplish, and spans many disciplines and sectors of our economy, including science and research, industry, business and military. Computer Science has consistently ranked high in job satisfaction and wages over the last 20 years. For students who enjoy math, science, problem solving and new challenges, Computer Science is an excellent career choice with a variety of applications and unlimited possibilities.
The Cyber Security and Information Assurance program prepares students to work in areas related to information assurance, network and computer security. The program also contains material designed for students currently working in the computer industry and students advanced in computer knowledge who require specific knowledge of information and network-related risks and their avoidance and resolution.
The Database Management and Administration program prepares the students for this fast growing field which requires efficient and effective skills in organization, storage, integration, retrieval and analysis of data. Students are trained in database designing, building, managing, system troubleshooting and report generation. Students are introduced to the significant tasks required of database administrators, the internal structures and architectures of database management systems, the implementation of data security and integrity measures, and the assessment of data usage and availability on the web and within internal business systems.
The field of informatics dynamically infuses information science and technology into the lives of people at work and play. It involves studying how people interact with computers, data and other technologies to increase productivity and enhance communication. Informatics addresses how people in various disciplines can employ computer technology with a wide range of tasks from automating mundane processes to helping people see the bigger picture at the strategic level. Students will study topics in information technology and information systems, completing their degree with an interdisciplinary emphasis such as health sciences, criminal justice, accounting, social sciences and others.
The Information Technology Support program provides students with knowledge and skills needed to deploy, troubleshoot, and support stand-alone and networked computing systems and technology. Students will learn problem solving techniques for solutions to practical computer related issues; skills in computing technology support similar to that in a helpdesk environment; the soft skills needed to interact with and support a diversity of customers; the ability to diagnose problems and walk customers through resolving these issues; skills in helping customers with computer related issues; and to supporting/repairing computer equipment and training others in using computing technology.
The Network Infrastructure program is dedicated to enhancing students' knowledge and practical skills in relevant infrastructure design and implementation in all areas of digital communication and connectivity. The program focuses on current and relevant enterprise-level computer network configuration, management, and security outcomes including cabling, radio frequency troubleshooting and behaviors, routing and switching, theoretical communications models, dedicated storage networks, voice over internet protocol, network security concepts/best-practices and industry certification preparation.
The Server Administration program is focused on relevant enterprise server operating systems configuration, management, and security. The program focuses on current and relevant server administration concepts including network security concepts/best-practices and industry certification preparation.
The Software Development program prepares students to develop, test, implement and maintain the software applications that people use every day with their computers, mobile devices, game consoles, and other technological devices. The Software Development program includes relevant programming/scripting languages, web management/development software, and web server administration.