Information technology (or IT) is defined as “the application of computers and internet to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information.” Network Administration & Security is a specific category of Information Technology, focused on the transmitting data aspect of IT.
IT is a key part of every business, from small businesses run by a single person to huge multi-national corporations. Computer technology is used across the business world in every department and has become vital to business operations in the modern world.
Without Information Technology and system support, business simply stops! If the internet or phone service goes down in an office, nothing can get done – HR, finance, operations, communications, sales, and all other departments depend on functional computer and information systems to complete their work. Plus, IT and Information Services (or IS) protect the integrity of data and keep it protected from the wide variety of threats in the world of technology.
In short, workplaces cannot function without IT and IS professionals. They’re a valuable part of every office and business environment. No matter your current level of education or experience, South College has a program in IT and IS that will help you reach your goals as an information professional.
Earning an Associate of Science in Network Administration and Security degree from South College can help equip you with the marketable skills necessary to pursue a career in Information Services (IS) or Information Technology (IT). Our fully online program involves two years of extensive computer instruction.
An Associate of Science in Network Administration and Security will help you gain the skills you need to work in a wide range of computing environments:
- Technical Support Representative
- Network Administrator
- Junior Systems Administrator
- Lan/Wan Administrator
- Network Specialist
- Network Security Specialist
- Network Technician
- IT Support Specialist
The Associate of Science in Information Technology and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree programs are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to critically plan, develop, implement, and manage information technology solutions in organizations to meet the needs of users, while understanding the importance of critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving.
Here are some of the careers you could pursue with an Associate of Science in Information Technology:
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Network and Computer System Administrator
- Computer Support Specialist
- Computer Programmer
- Web Developer
If you continue your education and earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, you can acquire the skills and knowledge to pursue the following careers:
- Database Administrator
- Network Manager
- IT Manager
- Server Administrator
- Information Security Specialist
The Master of Science in Information Technology requires successful completion of 48 quarter credit hours and can be completed in 1 year (4 quarters). The program is designed to prepare you for today’s unique challenges of working in the field. Through classes taught by industry professionals, qualified students will work to gain the specialized education needed to build or advance a promising career in IT.
With a Master of Science in Information Technology, you may be qualified for some of these careers:
- IT Systems Administrator
- Information Security Analyst
- Computer Network Architect
- IT Project Manager
- Chief Technology Officer
- IT Systems Engineer
The South College MBA with a Concentration in Information Systems Management is designed to provide a balance of theoretical and practical coursework exploring how information systems influence and transform business operations.
An MBA with a Concentration in Information Systems Management can equip you with the knowledge required for these careers:
- IT Manager
- Database Administrator
- Business Analyst
- Management Consultant
- Small Business Owner
- IT Management Specialist
- Data Processing Manager
- Information Systems Manager
- Information Systems Project Manager
With the career-driven education that is offered at South College, earning any of these degrees can put you on the right path to completing your goals. Apply today to begin the journey towards your new career!
South College is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to confer Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Educational Specialist, Master of Education, Master of Health Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Associate of Science degrees, as well as various certificate level programs.