Information Technology

 

Technology now permeates all businesses, and there is a real need for IT professionals for implementation and support. Information Technology skills will continue to be in high demand through 2024 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With the exponential growth in technology hardware and services, including the growing investment in cloud and mobile networks, IT professionals will see a continuous increase in demand. This translates into real opportunities for anyone interested in entering the IT industry, someone looking to change their current employment situation, or a person starting a second career. If taking advantage of these opportunities has seemed out of your reach, this intensive 38-week program can help you get a foot in the door.

What sets the AVTEC Information Technology program apart from other IT programs is the amount of hands-on experience a student receives using real networking and server equipment. The Information Technology program is unique in that students are not required to share equipment. As an example, during the Cisco portion of training students have their own pod of three routers and three switches that they use to configure local area networks. Students then connect their pods to other student pods to form wide-area networks. Students also have their own servers that they use throughout the program to build peer-to-peer and domain environments.
  

Clock Hours
1340
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Start Date
August
Industry Certification

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA TRANSCRIPT

Information Technology graduates may earn up to 31 credits on their University of Alaska transcript while in attendance at AVTEC. These credits may be directly applied to an advanced IT degree at the UAF campus.

The field of information technology (IT) covers all aspects of managing and processing information. IT professionals design, develop, support, and manage computer software, hardware, and networks. In addition to the Information Technology program certificates, students can also prepare for and earn the following industry certifications.

Microsoft Technology Associate
  Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals
  Networking Fundamentals
  Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
  Security Fundamentals
CompTIA Security+
Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA)
VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization

 

Program Costs
Tuition
$3963
Room and Board
$9988
Technology Fee
$325
Student Service Fee
$125
Books (Provided by AVTEC)
$421
Supplies (Provided by AVTEC)
$2394
Items NOT Provided by AVTEC
$1300
Total Cost
$18516.00
Prerequisites

Students must test at a 12th-grade reading level prior to acceptance in the program. Students should also have basic keyboarding skills and be competent using a personal computer.

Instructors
Achievement
The Network Support Technician I (NST I)
Clock hours
630
Courses
IT 1100 Windows System Configuration
Clock Hours
147
Windows Operating Systems provides students with the knowledge and skills to install and configure Windows Operating Systems on networked desktops. It will focus on four main areas: installing, securing, networking, and browsing. By the end of the course, the student will have installed and configured Windows operating system desktops that are secure, on the network, and ready for browsing. Students use Windows desktop Hypervisor to build virtual machines to connect to both virtual and physical environments. IT105 serves as the entry point for other Windows Solutions Associate courses offered in the second semester.
IT 1110 Windows Directory Services
Clock Hours
147
Prerequisite: IT 1100
This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills to install and configure Windows Server 2016 Active Directory Domain Services in a distributed environment, implement Group Policies, perform backup and restore, and monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory related issues.
IT 1120 Introduction to Networks (ITN)
Clock Hours
147
Prerequisite: IT 1100, IT 1110
Welcome to the first course of the Cisco Networking Academy CCNAv7 curriculum, Introduction to Networks (ITN). This is the first of three courses that are aligned to the CCNA Certification Exam.
In Introduction to Networks (ITN), you will gain a basic understanding of the way networks operate. You will learn about network components and their functions, as well as how a network is structured, and the architectures used to create networks, including the internet. But ITN is about more than learning networking concepts. By the end of this course, you will be able to build local area networks (LANs), configure basic settings on routers and switches, and implement internet protocol (IP). In ITN, every concept that you learn and skill that you develop will be used in the rest of the CCNA curriculum.
IT 1130 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE)
Clock Hours
166
Prerequisite: IT 1120
Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE) is the second of three courses that are aligned to the CCNAv7 Certification Exam.
Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials advances your knowledge of the operation of routers and switches in small networks. SRWE will introduce you to wireless local area networks (WLANs) and network security concepts. By the end of this course you will be able to configure advanced functionality in routers and switches. You will also be able to perform basic troubleshooting of these components. Using security best practices, you will troubleshoot and resolve common protocol issues in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The skills and knowledge you gain in SRWE will prepare you for the final course in CCNA.
Workplace Communications Skills
Clock Hours
8
Employability skills and effective communication are among the most valuable skills an employee can bring to a career. Students will review communication styles, active listening skills, non-verbal communication, professional presentation, electronic communication, and conflict resolution. Students explore their own communication styles to recognize patterns and incorporate more effective communication strategies in the work place.
Employment Services
Clock Hours
15
AVTEC’s employment services includes two separate classes and as many individual meetings with an advisor as a student wants. In the Job Search/Resume Class students learn how to identify potential employers, locate job openings, and review position descriptions. They are guided through the process of creating their own resume, demonstrated how to write a cover letter, and fill out an application. In the Interview Class students cover every aspect of an interview. They learn what to do before, during and after the interview. They practice answering questions through mock interviews, and receive feedback from the instructor.
Achievement
The Network Support Technician II (NST II)
Clock hours
710
Courses
IT 1200 Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA)
Clock Hours
133
Prerequisite: IT 1120, IT 1130
Welcome to the final course of the Cisco Networking Academy CCNAv7 curriculum, Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA). This is the third of three courses that are aligned to the CCNAv7 Certification Exam.
In Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation, you will take the skills and knowledge that you learned in ITN and SWRE and apply them to wide area networks (WANs). WANs are large, complex networks that require advanced understanding of network operation and security. ENSA also introduces you to two game-changing areas of networking: virtualization and automation. By the end of this course you will be able to configure, troubleshoot, and secure enterprise network devices. You will be versed in application programming interfaces (APIs) and the configuration management tools that make network automation possible.
When you have completed ENSA, you will have gained the practical experience you need to prepare for the certification exam. You will also have the skills required for associate-level roles in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry.
IT 1210Windows Network Services
Clock Hours
112
Prerequisite: IT 1100, IT 1110
This course introduces students to network and applications infrastructure concepts and configurations provided by Window Server 2016. Students will learn to implement and configure secure network access and implement fault tolerant storage technologies. Students will gain an understanding of the network technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2016 and IP- enabled networks. Students will also learn how to secure servers and maintain update compliance.
IT 1220 Azure Cloud Services
Clock Hours
147
Prerequisite: IT 1110, IT 1210
Windows Azure is Microsoft’s application platform for the public cloud. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offers a powerful way to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing by allowing the provisioning of infrastructure resources such as virtual machines, networks, and storage. Students will learn how to access Azure and implement Active Directory Domain Services using virtual machines and networks. Students will develop hybrid services connecting on-premise domains with the domains they have developed in Azure.
IT 1230 VMware Certified Professional–Data Center Virtualization
Clock Hours
105
Prerequisite: IT 1120, IT 1210
This course introduces students to VMware installation, configuration, and management. Students will learn to configure and manage ESXi networking and storage, use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage, scale the vSphere virtual interface, and manage changes to the vSphere environment.
IT 1240 Network Security
Clock Hours
133
Prerequisite: Network Support Technician I certificate, IT 1130, IT 1200, IT 1210
This course introduces students to network security principles that affect physical network resources and cloud-based resources.
IT 1250 Industry Externship
Clock Hours
80
Prerequisite: Network Support Technician I certificate, IT 1130, IT 1200, IT 1210, IT 1220, IT 1230, IT 1240, Workplace Communications Skills, Employment Services
During the Industry Externship, the student will work in an IT position with a cooperating employer. Learning objectives are established which provides an opportunity for the student to apply the skills learned in previous courses. The student finishing an approved capstone project may also complete this course.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name: Information Technology

This program is designed to be completed in 38 weeks. 

This program will cost $6,305 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.  

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $2,370 of debt.  

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession:  Alaska

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Updated: 6/26/2019