Where would we be without IT? If you enjoy working on computers, surfing the Web or e-mail communications, Community College of Denver (CCD) has the perfect career for you.
Information technology is a part of every company, school, church, nonprofit organization and government office. You can’t find a job without IT skills.
In this age of technology, almost every employee in any organization works on a computer. Someone has to set up the computers, install the software, printers, and peripherals. The IT professional also troubleshoots problems and resolves them.
A career in both Computer Information Systems and Information Technology offers a variety of options from building, servicing and supporting computers, creating network security; database programming, working with Web technology, and providing helpdesk support for other computer users.
People with computer expertise are in demand, and they can work almost anywhere in the world!
Community College of Denver offers degree and certificate programs in several areas of computer technology.
If you’re looking for a career with a lot of opportunity, CCD’s IT classes are just what you need. Whether you want to upgrade your skills for your current job or you want to find a better one, a degree or certificate in IT from CCD computes.
AAS--Computer Information Systems Degree
This transferable degree will prepare you to obtain entry-level employment in the computer information systems field. The computer technology focus will enable you to build a strong foundation in the computer field. The business core will ensure that you have the solid business education that employers desire. This degree offers you the ability to transfer to Metropolitan State College and earn your bachelor's degree. Whether you desire to enter the workforce or you want to continue your education, this could be the degree for you.
Computer Technology Certificate
This one semester certificate is designed to prepare you to take the COMPTIA A+ certification examination. Start your education in computer information systems with the Computer Technology certificate and have your credits count toward the AAS in Computer Information Systems.
AAS--Information Technology Degree
With an associate’s degree in Information Technology, you’ll get the skills you need to find an entry-level position in the IT industry. You’ll get a broad educational background in computer information systems and you can choose to specialize in a specific IT category by using your elective credits to focus on a particular area. When you finish your degree, you will qualify for the COMPTIA A+ certification exam and gain experience in networking, computer security and database management. You will enhance your communication skills and have some exposure to the business environment. This is truly the degree you want if employment is your goal. Many credits you earn while working toward your AAS degree will transfer to a four-year college or university so you can continue working toward your bachelor’s degree and professional training in IT.
Computer Service and Support Certificate
With certificate in Computer Service and Support, you’ll gain the skills you need for an entry-level position as a computer service technician. When you finish your certificate, you will be prepared for the COMPTIA A+ certification exam and have the skills necessary to assemble and repair personal computers and peripherals, install software applications and configure personal computers on the network.
Network Security Certificate
Earn a certificate in Network Security and you’ll be ready for an entry-level position in a fast-growing field. This certificate will prepare you to take the COMPTIA Network+ and Security+ certification examinations.
The Program Advisor for this program is La Verne Donelson. Please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need clarification about this program.
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Gainful Employment Information
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Certificate in Computer Technology
Certificate in Information Technology: Computer Service and Support
Certificate in Information Technology: Network Security Certificate