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Information Systems

Associate Degrees

Computer Programming $0 Tuition

Information Systems Specialist $0 Tuition


Business Applications Solutions Specialist $0 Tuition

Database Administrator $0 Tuition

Internet Programming $0 Tuition

Microcomputer Programming $0 Tuition

What can I do in information systems?

Information systems managers, sometimes called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities for an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

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.


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The ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) emphasizes quality in teaching and student learning outcomes in business education through efforts that demonstrate adherence to business standards and performance results. The accreditation review process provides institutions an opportunity to examine business programs and services on a continuous basis to foster excellence in teaching and student learning outcomes. Participation in the review process affirms the business unit's responsibility for the quality of business education and demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement.

ACBSP accredited the following Business Technology programs: Accounting, Administrative Office Technology, Business Administration, Computer Technology and Management.

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