The Associate of Science in Information Technology Management degree focuses on the development of the technical, managerial and analytical skills necessary to design and maintain organizational information systems to satisfy business processing needs. These curricula fuse liberal arts, business, and information technology management education to prepare students for the ever-changing information management field.
The AAS in Information Technology degree prepares the students for the 21st century business ventures as it focuses on the technical skills necessary to develop and maintain computer information systems. The students learn computer hardware and software, computer networking design and implementation, information privacy and security, and organizational IT resources management using Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Beside these hardcore IT skills, students also gain mastery of the office productivity software, such as Microsoft Office Suite. Upon graduation from this program, the student can take CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ and Microsoft MCP and MOS certification exams.
Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.
Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for computer and information systems managers will grow as firms increasingly expand their operations to digital platforms. Computer and information systems managers will be responsible for implementing these goals.
Employment growth will result from the need to bolster cybersecurity in computer and information systems used by businesses. Industries such as retail trade will need to implement more robust security policies as cyber threats increase.
An increase in the popularity of cloud computing may result in firms outsourcing services from in-house IT departments to cloud-computing companies. This will shift IT services from IT departments in noncomputer industries, such as financial firms or schools, to firms engaged in computer systems design and related services and those in data processing, hosting, and related services.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics