Frederick Community College’s IT program offers innovative ways to prepare for employment in the computer field from short certificates in specialized skill areas to industry certification to an A.A.S. degree in programming, network support, or applications.
- Certificates: The certificate options in the program are designed to meet immediate employment needs, increase earning potential, and provide instruction in the basics of specific IT areas. All courses completed in any of the certificate options apply directly to the two-year degree in Information Technology.
- Degree Programs: The program offers three areas of specialization and is designed to provide flexibility when making a career choice. The knowledge and skills gained in the two-year program form a strong foundation for success in the IT field.
- Industry Certifications: These programs are designed for current employees who need to upgrade their skills or for career changers with limited time and busy schedules.
- Courses of Interest: Courses, both full-semester and short term, are offered throughout the year for individuals who want or need only basic instructions in some phase of information technology.
On The Job
Typical responsibilities include diagnosing, troubleshooting, resolving, and documenting hardware and software problems; installing software and hardware; configuring and upgrading systems; and, monitoring and maintaining system performance.
Skills You Will Learn
Successful IT professionals exhibit:
- excellent oral and written communication skills
- outstanding analytical and problem solving skills
- good customer/client relations skills
Growth Potential & Estimated Salaries
Employment prospects for IT professionals are good to excellent. Graduates who are cross trained with skills in several areas are most attractive to potential employers. Opportunities are becoming increasingly available in the Frederick area; however, top salaries will still be found in the major metropolitan areas of Washington and Northern Virginia.
All courses are taught by fully qualified professionals who have worked in the IT field.
* The Information Technology curriculum is being revised. Please see the CIS Program Manager or a counselor before enrolling.