Information Technology

The Information Technology (IT) program is designed to prepare students for careers as help desk support specialists, network support technicians, network systems administrators, and information security analysts. Graduates of the program will possess competencies in basic IT literacy principles, network communication, network systems management, infrastructure design and implementation, and information security concepts. 

The curriculum is designed to teach the exam domains to the CompTIA A+, Network +, Cisco CCENT/CCNA and Microsoft Server exams. Specific areas of training include install and configure operating systems, create custom hardware solutions, networking and hardware troubleshooting skills, implementation of security best practices, and LAN and WAN design principles.

Midland College offers an AAS in Network Systems Administration along with certificates in IT Desktop Support, Cisco Networking Technician and A+/Network+ Technician.

Students can expect to complete the AAS in two years and certificates in two semesters.

 

IT Careers IT Careers Take You In and Out of the Office

 

Program Details

To apply for any MC Scholarship through AcademicWorks:

1. APPLY at https://midland.academicworks.com
2. Confirm the link sent to your email and complete application
3. Check your MC student email for notifications of award
4. Accept award & write your electronic thank you letter to the donor

*Already receiving a scholarship? Don't forget to update your application each semester! You will receive an email when it is time to do so.

Study IT... Learn IT... Certify IT!

Information Technology education at Midland College and validation of acquired knowledge and skill through certification helps students obtain jobs and develop through their career. Over 90% of hiring managers believe that IT certifications are valuable in validating expertise. Why is certification important? How can certification benefit my career?

The MC Information Technology Program maintains various academic partnerships with industry leading organizations such as Microsoft, CompTIA, VMware, and Cisco that provide support, materials, and resources for students wishing to validate their education through certification.

Microsoft Partner Imagine Academy CompTIA Partnership Cisco Networking Academy Partner vmware Partner

 

The demand for a skilled workforce in Information Technology is expected to grow as more industries like healthcare, energy development & delivery, and retail e-commerce become ever more reliant upon communication networks and an increased need for information security.

The MC Information Technology curriculum of study prepares students for careers in IT by establishing fundamental knowledge in hardware and software disciplines. Students develop an understanding of basic IT literacy principles practiced throughout the IT industry and are exposed to network communication techniques, infrastructure design methodologies, and information security concepts.

As with most industries, Information Technology careers begin with entry-level positions that lead to career advancement as your experience and expertise grow. A few Information Technology career opportunities include:

  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Professional
  • Desktop Support Specialist
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Computer Support Specialist

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.

 

 

 

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