Students working on computer in Computer Technologies at A-B Tech

Information Technology Overview

New for Fall 2016, 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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Career Opportunities:

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 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.

Information Technology: Information Systems

IT: Information Systems A.A.S.

The Information Systems curriculum is 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.


Information Technology: Software and Web Development A.A.S.

IT: Software and Web Development A.A.S.

The Software and Web Development curriculum prepares graduates for careers in the information technology arena using computers and mobile devices to disseminate and collect information via the Internet.


Information Technology: Network Management A.A.S.

IT: Network Management A.A.S.

The Network Management curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education.


Information Technology: Systems Security A.A.S.

IT: Systems Security A.A.S.

The Systems Security curriculum covers a broad expanse of technology concepts. This curriculum provides individuals with the skills required to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls.



Please be sure to see a Computer Technologies faculty member for advising. Once you declare a degree, diploma or certificate, you will receive an email with an advisor's contact information. If you are a new student, please apply to the college, and complete your placement testing before meeting with your advisor the first time. Due to sequencing of courses it is critical to meet regularly with your advisor to insure prereqs are met.

Online Courses

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 Balsam 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. Please contact for more information.

Find out more about specific online courses.

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 advisorContact your advisor to register.

To register each semester

  1. Meet with your advisor to receive an "education plan" or register.
  2. Register for classes in your "educational plan" on WebAdvisor or with your advisor.
  3. Pay your tuition through WebAdvisor, online or in person in the Business Office.
  4. Purchase required textbooks. (Find out if the course has required books in WebAdvisor.)
  5. 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.
  6. Have class supplies such as paper, pens, and pencils for taking notes.
  7. Work hard, have fun designing and learning... and graduate!

Visit the A-B Tech Admissions Overview page for more information.

    Online Courses and Software

    Trying to take classes from home or need software?

    Having the right software for the job might help. Much of the software we use is also offered at significant discounts to students. Talk to your instructor or the bookstore for more details. Online courses may have special software used 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, basic websites and more.