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What characteristics and skills do I need to work in this field?

Working in information systems fields requires professionals to be excellent communicators, as well as have a strong interest in technical details. Depending on the career path taken, careers in information systems require fluency in programming languages such as JavaScript, Java, C#, jQuery, PHP, SQL, CSS and HTML. Obtaining a broad overview of different technologies, such as help desk, computer programming, e-commerce, database systems, networking, cybersecurity, etc., is helpful across all areas of the career.

Where can I work?

Individuals who pursue information systems careers can work in varied settings, including local companies, corporations, nonprofit agencies, educational institutions, and government agencies.

What does Trident Technical College offer?

Trident Technical College has numerous technology courses that provide students with a solid foundation in the information technology career field. The Information Systems program offers an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), a Computer Technology degree. From that degree, students choose either the Information Systems Specialist or Computer Programming degree path to concentrate on their area of focus. This allows an introduction to different technologies, such as computer programming, web development, database systems, networking, etc. This provides students with a broad view of computer technology for which they have both an aptitude and interest in.

Once students determine their interest, this degree has four elective classes where they can continue training in the chosen technology. For example, students interested in learning Microsoft Office programs can apply the additional courses needed to complete the Business Applications Solution Specialist certificate.

Other students might decide that database technology is where they want to excel. They can use the electives to earn a Database Administrator certificate and learn more about database design and management.

Even if students decide they want to master computer programming, this degree will allow them to use the four electives to master computer and/or internet programming certificates. Moreover, students pursuing the Information Systems paths may want to earn certificates toward Cisco/CompTIA, cybersecurity, network security, Linux and cloud computing.

Associate Degrees

Computer Programming

Information Systems Specialist


Business Applications Solutions Specialist

Database Administrator

Internet Programming

Microcomputer Programming

Free tuition for all programs thru Spring '24