Computer Information Technology
Associate in Science (A.S.)
The Computer Information Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career within the information technology industry.
Computer Information Technology encompasses many different jobs and requires people with diverse skills and interests. Do you like to work with people or do hands-on technical support? Skilled customer support specialists are highly coveted by high-tech companies. They are needed to staff help desks, answer customer problem calls and provide timely assistance in solving technical problems. Valencia’s Computer Information Technology degree program takes a well-rounded approach and gives you the skills to become a support technician who provides hands-on technical assistance such as computer repair and software installation, or a computer security specialist who provides systems support.
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Program Overview and Degree Requirements
Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.
Valencia’s certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.
Computer Information Technology Analyst (27 credits)
- IT Security Specialization
- IT Support Specialization
Computer Information Technology Specialist (18 credits)
Alternative Ways To Earn Credit
Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? Check out these opportunities:
Full-time – 2 to 3 years
Part-time – 3 to 4 years
You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor's.
Prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. After completing your A.S. degree, build on your skills and expand your career opportunities by continuing your education at Valencia College and earning a bachelor’s degree. We encourage you to meet with a career program advisor to create your personalized education plan.
Learn How To
- Provide customer service support and technical assistance using the latest technology
- Provide hands-on technical assistance such as computer repair and software installation
- Provide system security using the latest software and hardware
The computer information field offers many challenging career choices. Virtually all high-tech companies have a continuing need for trained technicians and specialists who can provide excellent computer support in various capacities. The demand for computer support specialists will be strong as organizations and individuals continue to adopt increasingly sophisticated technologies.
- Help Desk Support Technician
- Technical Support Analyst
- PC Support Technician
- Web Support Technician
- Internet Technician
- Internet Security Specialist
- Security Administrator
AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$33,000 – $38,000
The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95% according to the latest FETPIP data.
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