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Information Technology Pathway
About This Pathway
The Information Technology pathway translates your passion for computers, computer languages, and computer systems to an in-demand career. You could work with computers and other technology to solve problems or learn the latest computer languages to write programs that help organizations run smoothly and efficiently. You could apply your knowledge of computer systems to protect against cyber-attacks, help solve crimes with digital forensic techniques, or manage computer networks.
Programs of Study
The Computer Information Systems program is intended for the student who is interested in an entry-level programming career in software development, front-end development, database applications or other roles in quality assurance, testing or other technology-related positions.
The Cybersecurity program is designed to provide a comprehensive program to develop a skilled workforce in the field of cyber security.
The purpose of the Digital Forensic Investigation program is to provide a course of study for students to concentrate in the areas of digital forensics and data recovery from electronic devices.
The E-Discovery program provides a course of study for students to concentrate in the areas of litigation support as it related to discovery of the electronically stored information.
The ITNA program will provide students with a foundation in the basic technologies of computer networking, both as an objective and measurable skill set, as well as a preface to certification.
The Network Technology-Telecommunications/Data Communications program begins with the study of electronics and basic voice communications training.
Students planning on transferring to a four-year college/university may complete their freshman and sophomore requirements at Des Moines Area Community College.
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AA: Associate in Arts Degree. An AA is a degree made up of 64 credits you can earn at DMACC with the intent of continuing your education at a 4-year college or university. An AA is a relatively inexpensive way to take care of your general education requirements.
AS: Associate in Science Degree. An AS is also a degree made up of 64 credits you can earn at DMACC with the intent of continuing your education at a 4-year college or university. An AS is a relatively inexpensive way to take care of your general education requirements.
AAS: Associate in Applied Science Degree. An AAS is a degree made up of 64-86 credits you can earn at DMACC that prepares you to be ready to enter the related market or industry.
Certificate: A Certificate of Specialization has a maximum of 48 credits and can typically be completed in 52 weeks that prepares you to be ready to enter the related market or industry. Certificates are not intended to have a general education component.
Diploma: A Diploma has 30-48 credits and can typically be completed in 52 weeks that prepares you to be ready to enter the related market or industry. Diploma’s are primarily discipline specific, with a small amount of general education required.
Nondegree: Continuing education coursework to support your desire to update or learn new skills, advance in your current job, or renew a professional license.
A field of study without any award type listed after the discipline indicates coursework opportunities available at DMACC.