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Information technology is the transfer or other use of information through computers or computer systems. IT professionals do a number of different tasks. They are the people who test, build, install, repair or maintain the hardware and software associated with complex computer systems in one or more locations.

CAREER OUTLOOK

According to the State of Michigan’ Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. here are the projected annual openings and wages for a number of key IT positions:

Computer Network Support Specialists: 490 annual openings (10.3 percent growth) in Michigan; 25 annual openings in Southeast Michigan (12.1 percent growth); regional wage range of $22-$37

Computer User Support Specialists: 1,800 annual openings (11 percent growth) in Michigan; 195 annual openings in Southeast Michigan (12.8 percent growth); regional wage range of $16-$28

Information Security Analysts: 240 annual openings in Michigan (34.7 percent growth); Michigan wage range of $33-$56

Software Developers (Applications): 2,160 annual openings (31 percent growth) in Michigan; 165 annual openings in Southeast Michigan (33.4 percent growth); regional wage range of $34-$57

Software Developers (Systems): 1,000 annual openings (15.2 percent growth) in Michigan; 120 annual openings in Southeast Michigan (13.4 percent growth); regional wage range of $34-$52

MCCC PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR THIS FIELD

Associate Degrees and Certificates

App Development

The associate of applied science degree program with specialization in app development is designed to train students in Web and mobile app development. The certificate program focuses on Web and mobile app development.

Computer Science

The associate of applied science degree program with specialization in computer science is designed to train students for the area of computer programming in an engineering/science environment.

Cybersecurity

The associate of applied science degree program in computer information systems with a program designation of cybersecurity and information assurance is designed to provide an opportunity for students to acquire the foundational skills needed for an entry-level position supporting corporate security operations.

PC Support Technician

The associate of applied science degree program with specialization as a PC support technician is designed to train students in PC hardware maintenance and various PC operating system

System Administration Specialist

The associate of applied science degree program with specialization as a system administration specialist is designed to train students in LAN, Windows Server networking, hardware maintenance, data communication concepts, various PC operating systems and administration fundamentals.

Transfer Programs

The Business Division’s Computer Information Systems area currently has one 2+2 transfer degree program with the University of Michigan at Dearborn  and two 2+2 transfer degree programs with Eastern Michigan University.  In addition, we have one 3+1 transfer degree program with Siena Heights University.

The 2+2 transfer degree program means you complete one of the specified associate of applied science CIS degree programs at MCCC and then you can transfer seamlessly to one of the specified four-year universities to earn a bachelor of science in computer and information systems, a bachelor of science in computer engineering or a bachelor of business administration in computer information systems.

The 3+1 transfer degree program with Siena Heights University  means you complete any of the associate of applied science in computer information systems degree programs and take an additional 30 hours of MCCC CIS and/or other MCCC courses at MCCC’s tuition rate and then transfer seamlessly to Siena Heights University to take the final 30 hours of Siena Heights courses (right here on the MCCC campus) to earn a bachelor of applied science degree.

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