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Information Systems Technology

  • Golden Triangle campus
  • Associate's Degree programs

Information Systems Technology offers: 1) a two-year curriculum that leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Networking Technology; and 2) a two-year curriculum that leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Network Security Technology.

 

Students can begin either option at the beginning of the fall or spring semesters. Completion of the two-year program leads to an Associates of Applied Science degree. As part of this degree program, students will also be required to take the A+ and Network+ certifications. Students are also prepared to sit for the following non-required certifications: CCNA, Server+, Security+, MCP, Server+, Cloud+, and Linux+.


Minimum admission requirements: Obtain the following ACT scores: Math - 15, Reading - 15, Composite - 15. If a student does not have ACT scores, they may use COMPASS and qualify with a Reading score of 73 and a Math score of 41. For Accuplacer, students must score 75 on Reading Comprehension and 37 on Elementary Algebra.
Computer Networking is an ever-evolving field of study.

 

 

 

Computer Networking Technology

The Computer Networking Technology program involves building computer networks from the ground up. This process involves evaluating protocols, operating systems, hardware components, networking devices, and software tools to make a network run efficiently. Students have the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment with a wide variety of classes that will benefit them after completing their degree.

 

The program is also privileged to be a Cisco® Networking Academy Program and a CompTIA® Academy. The program’s website can be found at http://ciscoserver.eastms.edu.   

 

See menu at left for required courses.

 

 

Network Security Technology

The Network Security Technology program involves securing networks and computers. This process involves evaluating protocols, operating systems, hardware components, networking devices, and software tools to make a secure infrastructure. Students have the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment with a wide variety of classes that will benefit them after completing their degree.

 

The program is also privileged to be a Cisco® Networking Academy Program and a CompTIA® Academy. The program’s website can be found at http://ciscoserver.eastms.edu.

 

See menu at left for required courses.

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Career possibilities:

 

Information technology is one field that hasn’t suffered any economic downturns. The need for well-trained IT personnel is present in every industry, from health care to manufacturing.

 

The number of job openings is expected to increase in areas such as network administration, network installation, Linux specialist, security specialist and computer/network technician.

 

According to Mississippi Employment Security Commission data, students completing the Information Systems Technology program should expect starting salaries ranging from $23,000 to $33,000 per year, depending on the field of specialization and the skill level of the student. 

 


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PO Box 158
Scooba, MS 39358
(662) 476-8442
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PO Box 100
Mayhew, MS 39753
(662) 243-1900
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CAFB, MS 39710
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Meridian, MS 39309
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