Information Technology (IT) is defined as using computers and software to manage information. In some companies, this is referred to as Management Information Services (or MIS) or simply as Information Services (or IS). The information technology department of a large company would be responsible for storing information, protecting information, processing the information, transmitting the information as necessary, and later retrieving information as necessary. Richland offers many different options for students interested in Information Technology.  All IT students receive a common foundation of knowledge, followed by a specific concentration in one of three areas, and a capstone experience that puts into practice the IT knowledge gained throughout the program.

Career and Technical Education Options

Information Technology is a career and technical education program. Some courses may not transfer to four-year institutions.

Desktop Support Specialty

  • Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with Desktop Support Specialty
  • Desktop Support Specialist Certificate
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Prep Certificate
  • Computer Literacy Certificate

Network Technician Specialty

  • Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with Network Technology Specialty
  • Network Specialist Certificate
  • COMPTIA Network+ Certificate
  • COMPTIA Security+ Certificate
  • Cisco CCNA Prep Certificate
  • MCTS Prep Certificate

Programmer/Analyst Specialty

  • Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with Programmer/Analyst Specialty
  • Programmer Specialist Certificate
  • Object Oriented Programming Certificate
  • Systems Programming Certificate
  • Web Programming Certificate

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