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Information Technologies and Network Systems

Laurus College – Information Technologies and Network Systems Degree

Bachelor of Science Degree

About Information Technologies and Network Systems

The Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technologies and Network Systems prepares students to be knowledgeable and well versed in modern technology concepts.

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Program Highlights:

The goal of this Bachelor’s Degree program is to help students develop the technical skills needed for pursuing a successful career as an IT professional. This program covers fundamental and advanced skill development in a variety of IT related areas, while also providing the knowledge to successfully apply information technology theory and principles to address real world business opportunities and challenges. As part of the curriculum, student will have the opportunity to develop skills in:

• Operating System Fundamentals
• Administering Computers and Devices
• Technical Certifications
• Network Administration
• Database Management
• Information Systems Management
• Information Security Foundations
• Network Deployment
• TCP/IP and Subnetting
• Software Deployment
• Cyber Security
• Web Server Administration
• Enterprise Communication
• Cloud Computing

The Information Technologies and Network Systems program is available Online and at all Laurus College locations:

San Luis Obispo
Santa Maria

This program also provides students with the opportunity to effectively use information resources, conduct intellectual research, and communicate scientific knowledge based on today’s technology requirements. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technologies and Network Systems, students can pursue careers in a number of fields, including systems administration, applications support and database analysis, server administration, network administration, computer repair, desktop support, and cyber security.

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Learning Goals:

Communication: Demonstrate effective oral and written technical communication skills; communicate concisely, professionally, and accurately in various technical professional modes, including an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences about technical information. Demonstrate proficiency in communicating technical information in formal reports, documentation, and delivering presentations to users and information technology professionals.

Critical Thinking: Demonstrate critical thinking skills using the ability to analyze a problem, and to identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution. Demonstrate the ability to use industry best practices in troubleshooting information technology issues.

Information Management: Demonstrate the ability to analyze, plan and support the impact of information and computing technologies overall effectiveness for users, organizations and enterprises on a global scale; effectively map information systems with organizational operational functions across an enterprise.

Networking Management: Demonstrate a thorough understanding of how to analyze complex network local area network (LANs), wide area network (WANs), and other critical data communications infrastructure across enterprises; manage, install and oversee safe and secure network data centers by applying modern technologies that will further enhance enterprise security.

Expert Knowledge: Demonstrate expertise knowledge of core information technologies that include web, database management, enterprise system security, computer architecture, operating systems, networking and system administration.

Application of Standards: Demonstrate competently applying best practices including standards to applications, information technologies, information security, network technologies, and system management.

Information Technology Foundation: Demonstrate knowledge of current market trends and innovative information technology in a rapidly changing global environment. Demonstrate the ability to disseminate direct comprehensive knowledge to organizational stakeholders.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Step One

Apply Online.
Start the Application Process by Completing the Online Application Form

Step Two

Set up an Appointment.
Meet with an Admissions Representative (Online appointments available)

Step 3

Enroll for the Next Term.
New Classes start on November 19!

Take the 1st step and complete the online application today by clicking here!

Career Summary:

Information Technologies (IT) & Network Systems professionals provide technical assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software as well as perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. They may also plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Potential Careers:

Computer Technician
Database Administrator
Information Security Specialist
Information Technology Consultant
Network Analyst

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Applications Analyst
Automated Teller Machine Technician
Board Operator
Broadcast Technician
Business Analyst
Business Systems Analyst
Computer Analyst
Computer Console Operator
Computer Network Specialist
Computer Operator
Computer Repair Technician
Computer Security Specialist
Computer Specialist
Computer Support Specialist
Computer Systems Analyst
Computer Systems Consultant
Computer Technician
Computing Services Director
Copier Technician
Customer Service Technician
Data Administrator
Data Officer
Data Processing Manager
Data Security Administrator
Database Administrator
Database Analyst
Database Consultant
Database Coordinator
Database Developer
Database Programmer
Digital Technician
Electronic Data Interchange System Developer
Electronic Data Processing Auditor
Failure Analysis Technician
Field Service Technician
Field Technician
Help Desk Analyst
Information Security Analyst
Information Security Officer
Information Security Specialist
Information Systems Analyst
Information Systems Security Analyst
Information Technology Consultant
Information Technology Director
Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Security Analyst
Information Technology Specialist
Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator
Management Information Systems Director
Master Control Operator
Master Control Supervisor
Network Administrator
Network Analyst
Network Consultant
Network Manager
Network Specialist
Network Support Specialist
Network Technical Analyst
Network Technician
Operations and Maintenance Technician
Personal Computer Network Analyst
Production Assistant
Programmer Analyst
Quality Assurance Analyst
Refurbish Technician
Senior Information Technology Assistant
Service Technician
Software Technician
Support Specialist
System Administrator
System Programmer
Systems Administrator
Systems Analyst
Systems Operator
Systems Specialist
Technical Services Manager
Technical Support Specialist
Telecommunications Analyst
Test Technician

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Computer Systems Analysts
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 15-1121.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Information Security Analysts
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 15-1122.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Database Administrators
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 15-1141.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 15-1142.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Computer Network Architects
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 15-1143.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Computer User Support Specialists
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 15-1151.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Computer Network Support Specialists
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 15-1152.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 25-1194.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Computer Operators
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-9011.00

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