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Information Technology is a STEM discipline that covers the computing hardware, software, networks and other forms of technology that drive most modern organizations today.  As the complexity and performance of technology has increased, so has the demand for highly skilled workers.  WMCC offers an extremely flexible hybrid degree in IT that suits your personal and work life and leads to excellent transfer and employment opportunities.

Industry Focused: The Associate Degree in Information Technology provides students with extensive training in three areas:

  • Networking:  Offered in conjunction with Cisco Networking Academy program, the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) program provides individuals with the skills needed to deploy, manage and troubleshoot enterprise networks.  This program also prepares students for the Comp TIA A+ Certification exam.
  • Operating Systems & Security: This module of courses covers network operating systems.  It also prepares students for the cybersecurity challenges they will face in the IT industry and prepares students for the Comp TIA Security+ Exam.
  • Programming:  We provide an introduction to programming in several different languages.  Students start with a foundation in Visual Basic and then expand to object oriented programming with Java and a course on SQL databases.  Coding Dojo’s list of Most In-Demand Programming Languages for 2017 include both SQL and Java in the top three.

Flexible: The IT program at WMCC is offered in a hybrid format.  This means that you get the benefit of seeing your teachers each week for lab work and questions, but also get the flexibility to learn much of the material at home on your own schedule.  The in-person section of IT courses are offered one evening a week.  General education requirements must also be met, but depending on a student’s choices, can usually be done completely online if desired.  It’s the best of both worlds.

Pathways: Cisco and CompTIA certifications are industry recognized achievements that are continually updated and provide students with credentials that boost their already excellent employment opportunities.  The IT program also has an active advisory board that not only review the curriculum, but also provide opportunities for real world experience.  In addition, WMCC has an articulation agreement with Plymouth State University. Students who complete the Associate in Science degree in Information Technology with course grades of C or better can transfer all credits earned at WMCC to the Plymouth State University Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and enter under junior status. A pathway to a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science is also in place with the University of New Hampshire – Manchester.

Students may also opt to enroll in the two-semester Information Technology Certificate program, designed to provide specific skills and competencies for the computer user.

Program available in Berlin and Littleton.

First Year

 
Fall Semester Lec Lab Cr
ENGL120W College Composition 4 0 4
IST113W IT Essentials 3 2 4
IST151W Computer Networking l 3 0 3
PHYS118W The Physics of Raspberry Pi 2 2 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
 

Semester Total

15 4 17
         
Spring Semester Lec Lab Cr
IST114W Linux Essenntials 3 0 3
IST125W Introduction to Programming 3 2 4
IST153W Computer Networking Il 3 2 4
  Mathematics 4 0 4
 

Semester Total

13

4

15

 

First Year Total

   

32

Summer Semester      
IST200W IT Internship 0 3 1
  Total     1
         
Second Year
Fall Semester

Lec

Lab

Cr

ENGL211W Professional Writing 3 0 3
IST115W Object Oriented Programming with JAVA 3 2 4
IST232W Computer Security 3 0 3
IST251W Computer Networking IIl 3 2 4
  Mathematics 4 0 4
 

Semester Total

16 2 17
         
Spring Semester Lec Lab Cr
IST230W Network Servers and Security 3 0 3
IST235W SQL Databases 3 0 3
IST253W Computer Networking lV 3 0 3
  Humanities 3 0 3
  Social Science 3 0 3
 

Semester Total

15

0

15

 

Second Year Total

    32
         
 

Total for A.S. Degree

    65