Information Technology Overview
The Information Technology programs are designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. This is a flexible curriculum that can be customized to meet community information system needs. View student samples below.
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Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies that rely on computer systems to manage information. Graduates should also be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.
Salaries may vary based on size of business and other factors.
Degree Programs and Certificates:
A degree is intended for students who want to learn in-depth skills. Degrees are typically 5-6 semesters in length. Certificates are a great way to learn new skills and increase your employability without going through an entire degree program. Certificates are typically 2-3 semesters in length.
Steps for Enrolling in Information Technology
Visit the Admissions Overview page for more information on enrollment at A-B Tech. Once you have selected a program or certificate, you will be contacted via email with a program advisor. For assistance determining your assigned program advisor, visit abtech.edu/myadvisor. Proper advising for computer technologies is essential for choosing the right program or certificate that matches your interests and employment goals.
To register each semester
- Consult with your advisor to receive a course Plan or register.
- Register for classes in your course Plan in Self-Service or with your advisor.
- Pay your tuition online through Self-Service or in person in the Business Office.
- Purchase required textbooks. (Find out if the course has required books at bookstore.abtech.edu.)
- Be present on the first day of class at the indicated time. Parking may be difficult, so plan to arrive at least 20–30 minutes prior to your class time.
- Have class supplies such as paper, pens, and pencils for taking notes.
- Work hard, have fun designing and learning... and graduate!
Visit the A-B Tech Admissions Overview page for more information.
Online Courses and Software
Taking an online course requires a student with motivation and access to the necessary pc and software requirements. If you are new to taking courses online, you also may want to take an online orientation workshop, offered in the Haynes building at the beginning of the semester. This will help you get up to speed on how to use Moodle to navigate your online course. Find out more about specific online courses.
Courses may have required or suggested software. Much of the software we use is also offered for free or at significant discounts to students. Online courses may have special software requirements as well.
Contact the faculty/advisors in your program of interest.
Sample Student Work
Students create a wide range of projects including documents, spreadsheets, databases, websites and more. Computer Information Technology is a diverse field!