The Information Technology Program provides sufficient education and training to enable graduates to procure entry-level positions in the information technology field and provides adequate applied instruction to meet the training and retraining needs of employers.
Information Technology (IT) is a broad and expanding field of applied science encompassing parts of many disciplines that relate to information processing and management. The IT program is designed to provide graduates with the necessary skills to function in today’s business world with particular emphasis on the centrality of information and its processing, distribution and presentation. IT graduates will obtain competencies in areas such as personal computer (PC) support services and network technology. Graduates will have completed a core of courses including interpersonal skills, written and oral communications, and actual hands-on experience. Students will complete a core of courses to ensure they possess the base knowledge necessary in the field. Specialization areas will allow students to pursue a more focused aspect of the IT program.
What's New in Information Technology
Computer science: a missed opportunity?
Demand is at an all-time high, wages are through the roof and growth potential is unlimited. So why aren't more college students majoring in information technology and computer science?
Progress at NPCC leads to expansion
North Platte Community College has had many homes over the years. Growth in its program offerings, technology and number of employees as well as in the demand for particular courses has led NPCC to spread out its operations across two campuses.
Today, health occupations, business and academic transfer-related classes are housed on the South Campus, 601 W. State Farm Road, while heavy technical programs are on the North Campus, 1101 Halligan Drive.
Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Degree (IT)
Information Technology refers to an entire industry involved in the use of computers and software to manage information. In a large company the information technology department might be responsible for storing information, protecting information, processing the information, transmitting the information as necessary and later retrieving information as necessary.
PC Support/Network Technology specialization is designed to provide graduates with the skills necessary to troubleshoot and implement a course of action necessary to solve customer hardware and software problems, to implement and manage a local/wide-area network as well as support network users. The graduates will obtain the necessary skills to function in today’s business world with particular emphasis on the centrality of information and its processing and distribution.
Careers in PC Support/Network Technology involve network analysis, planning and implementation, including design, installation, maintenance and management of network systems. Successful establishment and maintenance of information technology infrastructure is critical to the success of every organization. People with expertise in PC Support/Network Technology are in high demand for a variety of positions in organizations of all sizes and types.
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PC Support Services Diploma, Network Technology Diploma
Customer Service/Helpdesk Certificate