The information technology program outcomes support a wide job market with a variety of locations and environments. Technology is driving businesses and governments today, especially health care, financial services, public utilities, sales, and mining and manufacturing. Individuals own personal computers, tablets, smartphones and home networks, and a wide variety of other computerized devices. Computer specialists will require technical skills to work with computers, networks and devices; and communications skills to work with employers, co-workers and end-users.
The IT student at SBC will develop a firm foundation in Information Technology to prepare for employment and/or for seeking a baccalaureate degree. This program will prepare students to enter into the world of work with the most commonly accepted IT certifications; CompTIA’s A+ for IT technicians, Cisco CCNA, and Cisco CCT. The courses offered at SBC are standardized with the North Dakota University System’s common course numbering system, preparing students to transfer to a four-year institution of higher learning for more advanced degrees.
Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to work in Information Technology (IT) departments for various businesses and organizations--Computer Technician, Computer Operator, Computer Support Specialist, Help Desk Support, Information Security Analyst, Network Security Analyst, Systems Administrator, Security Administrator, Network Administrator, and Data Security Administrator.