The Information Technology Diploma program prepares the student to understand networking components, personal computer repair, troubleshooting, and management of workstations. The professional demonstrates the skills required to develop, establish, set up, maintain, and repair any issue that may arise while users are conducting work-related concepts, including basic protection theory on viruses, malware, and spyware that may enter a computer system during daily usage.
This program provides the student with an opportunity to pursue the certifications listed below:
- CISCO Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
- COMPTIA Security+
- COMPTIA A+ Hardware Certification
- COMPTIA Network+
- Microsoft Certified Professional for Windows 10
- Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
Students have the option of obtaining employment using their computer skills or continuing for two additional terms at NIACC to obtain an A.A.S. degree. Some job opportunities are listed below:
- Hardware Support for a small- to medium-size business
- Help Desk Support
- Technical Writers
- IT Sales and/or Training
- PC Technician Repair
Upon successful completion of the Information Technology Diploma curriculum (at least 36 semester hours) with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma.