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Information Technologies and Network Systems

Laurus College – Information Technologies and Network Systems Degree

Occupational Associate Degree

About Information Technologies and Network Systems

This career-focused program helps students gain an understanding of how computer networks and information systems work, while preparing them for potential employment in the information technology (IT) and network service fields.

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Program Highlights:

Many companies want to have a staff member who can maintain the company’s personal computers (PC’s), maintain their information systems, and support their non-technical PC users, while other companies need staff who can go onsite to service computer problems. Among the courses taught in the Information Technologies and Network Systems Associate Degree program are:

• Operating System Fundamentals
• Administering Computers and Devices
• Technical Certifications
• Network Administration
• Database Foundations
• Information Systems Management
• Information Security Foundations
• Network Deployment
• TCP/IP and Subnetting

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

Atascadero
Oxnard
San Luis Obispo
Santa Maria

Computer networking offers businesses, schools, small and large corporations, and families several benefits including faster access to more information, improved communication and collaboration, and more convenient access to software tools. Upon completion of the Information Technologies (IT) and Network Systems program, students may compete for entry-level work in a variety of information technology (IT)-related fields including computer systems maintenance, network administration, and information systems security.

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Learning Goals:

Upon completion of the Information Technologies and Network Systems Occupational Associate degree, students should be able to:

• Demonstrate proficiency with a WAN networking system.
• Set up remote access for a networked system.
• Analyze network security and understand how it is maintained and implemented in an organization.
• Identify tools, diagnostic procedures, and troubleshooting techniques for personal computers, laptops, peripherals, and operating systems.
• Perform preventive maintenance on personal computers, laptops, peripherals, and operating systems.
• Perform scholarly research.

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 October 15!

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 Repair Technician
Computer Support Specialist
Database Analyst
Information Security Specialist
Network Support Specialist

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Computer Specialist
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Computer Systems Analyst
Computer Systems Consultant
Computer Technician
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Data Administrator
Data Officer
Data Processing Manager
Data Security Administrator
Database Administrator
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Database Developer
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Information Technology Consultant
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Information Technology Specialist
Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator
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Test Technician

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):
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):
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ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 25-1194.00

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

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 49-2011.00

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