Computer & Information Technology Pathway

 

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If you enjoy working with ​computers and advanced technology, then a career in Computer Information Systems (CIS) may be perfect for you. Demand for qualified individuals and jobs overall in this field are on the rise. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates this industry to grow by 12 percent by 2026, faster than average for all occupations.

 

IT professionals are needed across all areas of business and there are a wide variety of opportunities and career paths to explore. By beginning your career path with CCC, you will be preparing for a promising future in this industry. Our courses can help you acquire the skills necessary to work as a Computer Technician, Desktop Support Analyst, Graphics and Web Designer, or Network Administrator. You will be ahead of the game by preparing for industry standard certifications respected by employers. Broaden your opportunities by beginning your studies in CIS today!

 

Computer Technology

Designed to prepare students for computer technology positions in the IT field.  The program allows students to choose a focus area by selecting a variety of elective courses to expand their knowledge in programming, security, Linux, servers, or a specific focus learned experience through an internship.  Many courses in the program align directly with industry standard certifications.

Possible Careers:

Computer User Support Specialist: AZ $46,960 | US $50,980
Computer Systems Administrator:  AZ $77,160 | US $82,050
Computer Systems Analyst: AZ $88,480 |  US $88,740

Cybersecurity

This program will provide students with the foundational knowledge and hands-on skills to enter the IT workforce with an emphasis in Cybersecurity. Some courses in the program align directly with industry standard certifications.

Google IT Support Professional Certificate

The Google IT Support Professional Certificate introduces learners to troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security. No prior IT experience is needed to complete this program.

Amazon Web Services Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students in a course of study focusing on Cloud computing.  This certificate is based on Amazon Web Services (AWS) concepts and techniques.  It will prepare them to take key professional certifications from Amazon (AWS) giving them career prospects in Cloud computing.

 

Graphics & Web Design

The Graphics and Web Design Certificate is designed to develop professional skills in computer graphics and web page design. Students may apply some of the credit hours earned in this program toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Software Technology.

 

Possible Careers:

Web Developer: AZ $62,750 | US $69,430

Transfer Degrees

Intended for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program. These degrees provide a foundation of general education, along with courses chosen to help fulfill lower-division baccalaureate requirements. Students should work with a transfer advisor to ensure all course requirements are met before transferring.

Possible Transfer Degrees:

Systems Programmer - Northern Arizona University
IT Project Manager - Arizona State University
Systems Administrator - University of Arizona

 

AA degrees and certificates emphasize in humanities/social sciences, including a foreign language.
AS degrees and certificates emphasize in math/science.
AAS degrees and certificates are intended prepare students for employment

*Arizona median salaries are obtained from the Arizona Career Information System (AZCIS).  Navigate to the career choice by OCCUPATIONS (Hover)/Career Clusters/Titles Index/Desired Career.
**National median salaries are obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

 

Pathway Faculty & Student Testimonials

 

Computer & Information Technology Faculty

Duane Marshall

Computer Information Systems
P: 928-526-7651

Office: Fourth Street Campus - C23
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Sarah Rencher

Computer Information Systems
P: 575-322-8045

Online, no physical office
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Jeff Jones

Computer Information Systems
P: 928-226-7676


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Student Testimonial

“(CCC) was smaller, down-to-earth. It’s a friendlier atmosphere. The teachers, everybody, knew you. You got to know more people there. It was a good opportunity to transition to college life.”

Shawn Davis, Chief Information Officer, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation and CCC alum

 Video Testimonial

“Networking was always a mystery. The training I received at CCC helped me figure out how it worked and took away the mystery.”

Scott Tabako, owner of Flagstaff Computer Guys LLC and CCC alum

 Video Testimonial

“CCC gave me the opportunity to actually get one-on-one experience with people working in the field. The small class sizes and dedicated professors changed the way I looked at education."

Evan Burris, CCC Infrastructure Technician and CCC alum