Entry Requirements

Incoming students must have earned an associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution that includes 20 credits of general education courses. Students who do not have an associate’s degree or higher but have completed some college coursework or have prior work experience are encouraged to meet with an advisor in the Information Technology department to develop an education plan for entry into the program.

A cumulative GPA of 2.0 from all college coursework is required. Students must also have earned a minimum grade of 2.5 in all technical courses including those in Computer Science and Information Technology. Lastly, the following courses, equivalent experience or certifications are strongly recommended before entering this program:

  • IT 114 CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation
  • IT 125 Fundamentals of IPv4 and IPv6
  • IT 131 Introduction to Networks
  • IT 160 Windows Server Administration I
  • IT 190 Introduction to Linux
  • IT 210 Routing and Switching Essentials
  • IT 224 Windows Automation and Scripting
  • IT 240 Windows Server Administration II
  • IT 244 CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Preparation


Computer and Information Technology Occupations career outlook and earnings

OccupationInformation Security AnalystComputer Support SpecialistSoftware Developer/Analyst
Median Pay 2021 $102,600 per year/$49.33 hour $57,910 per year/$27.84 hour $109,020 per year/$52.41 hour
Job Outlook 2021-2031 35% growth - faster than average 6% growth - average 25% growth - faster than average

Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics