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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

EDUCATION


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

Santa Fe College’s Information Technology Education (ITE) program offers students four Associate in Science (A.S.) degree options in: • Computer Information Technology • IT Security • Network Systems Technology • Programming and Analysis Graduates of the two-year associate level program will have the skillset needed to enter the workforce and meet the growing demand in IT careers. While earning their A.S. degree, students can also work toward earning industryrecognized certifications to expand career opportunities. After completing one of the A.S. programs, students can continue toward earning their Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Information Systems Technology.


CERTIFICATES AND DEGREES DEFINED CERTIFICATE Certificate programs offer postsecondary adult vocational courses to prepare you for entry directly into employment. Certificates do not require 60 credit hours of college course work. However, students must meet specific basic skills requirements in English, math and writing. A certificate typically takes six months to two years to complete.

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program is designed to prepare you for a career, but in some cases it may transfer to a bachelor’s program. A.S. programs provide a good balance of general education coursework and hands-on training with the end goal to enter the workforce. The A.S. degree typically takes two years to complete and leads to the bachelor’s degree.

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BACHELOR’S DEGREE A bachelor’s degree is the highest degree you can achieve in undergraduate education. Santa Fe College offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degrees in certain program areas. For most, a bachelor’s degree at SF is the next step after obtaining an A.A. or an A.S. degree. It allows students to continue to build skills and advance in a career field. A bachelor’s degree typically requires two additional years after completing an A.A. or A.S. degree.

PROGRAMS OFFERED Associate Degrees: • Computer Information Technology (CIT) • IT Security with specializations in: - Healthcare - Infrastructure Security - Risk Management • Network Systems Technology with specializations in: - Infrastructure - Server Administration • Programming and Analysis Bachelor’s Degrees: • Information Systems Technology with specializations in: - Networking - Programming - Security


IT SECURITY ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE (A.S.) The A.S. in IT Security offers students a broad spectrum of cyber-security knowledge to prepare individuals for demanding positions in public and private sectors. The courses align with industry security certifications, rigorous academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills. The three concentrations focus on areas related to healthcare, infrastructure security and risk management.

TIME TO COMPLETION: Two years | AVERAGE SALARY: $95,510*

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NETWORK SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE (A.S.) Santa Fe College’s Network Systems Technology (NST) program is designed to prepare you for a career in networking. As a systems administrator, you will design, install and support an organization’s computer systems. Network infrastructure technicians configure, operate and troubleshoot computer networks. If you choose to specialize in cybersecurity, you may find yourself planning, maintaining and coordinating an organization’s information security. In the NST program, you will work with other students in a collaborative environment using a combination of advanced virtual training and hands-on, lab-based training. Virtual training allows you to gain skills through repetition in a safe and secure sandbox environment. Hands-on labs allow you to use skills gained in the virtual environment to implement and develop real-world solutions.

TIME TO COMPLETION: Two years | AVERAGE SALARY: $81,100*

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE (A.S.) The Computer Information Technology (CIT) degree offers students a broad spectrum of IT knowledge by combining core courses from our Programming and Networking degrees. The courses align with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills. The CIT degree establishes a basic foundation in computer support for students interested in pursuing employment in technical customer service, information technology support, programming, web applications and cybersecurity. It is designed for students seeking immediate employment, but provides articulation mechanisms for further advanced training in one of our other IT degree programs. The program offers hands-on training and extensive experience in a wide variety of areas.

TIME TO COMPLETION: Two years | AVERAGE SALARY: $82,240*

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PROGRAMMING AND ANALYSIS ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE (A.S.) Programmers develop efficient solutions to software challenges using a balanced application of creativity and engineering. When you earn your A.S. in Programming and Analysis, you will join the ranks of forward-thinking visionaries, creating the future one line of code at a time. This program prepares you for a wide variety of programming careers such as database architect, computer programmer, web developer, user support specialist, and data management specialist. In the Programming and Analysis program, small classes encourage one-on-one contact with your instructors and qualified professionals who have real-world work experience. You will train in PC platforms. The program emphasizes creative thinking and problem solving in combination with hands-on instruction. You can also obtain a College Credit Certificate while completing your A.S. degree.

TIME TO COMPLETION: Two years | AVERAGE SALARY: $82,240*

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CERTIFICATES OFFERED CERTIFICATE Information Technology Education credit certificate programs allow you to add new skills or expand your career choices if you are already working in the IT industry. Or you may choose to earn a certificate concurrently with your A.S. degree from the ITE program. Certificates are offered in the following areas:

NETWORK SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY • Network Server Administration • Network Infrastructure • Network Security

PROGRAMMING AND ANALYSIS • Computer Programmer • Computer Programming Specialist

TIME TO COMPLETION: One year

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INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY BACHELOR OF APLLIED SCIENCE DEGREE (B.A.S.) The B.A.S. program is specifically designed to provide a smooth transition from any of our A.S. degrees into the bachelor’s degree program, incorporating 60 credit hours of A.S. degree coursework into the B.A.S. degree. The B.A.S. program provides A.S. graduates an opportunity to become more proficient in programming, networking and databases, and provides the necessary knowledge for upcoming IT trends: data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, data centers, internet of things (IOT), and mobile security. Graduates of this program will be prepared for a career in the growing information technology industry in occupations such as database administration, network and computer systems administration, software development, computer systems analysis, computer programming and security analysis.

TIME TO COMPLETION: Four years | AVERAGE SALARY: $139,220

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CONTACT INFORMATION sfcollege.edu/ite ite.advisor@sfcollege.edu 352-395-5839 LOCATION: Building N, Room 214 3000 NW 83rd Street Gainesville, FL 32606

OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

BUILDING HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m

EA/EO and ACCREDITATION COMMITMENT TO EQUAL ACCESS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Santa Fe College (SF) is committed to maintaining a work and educational environment that embraces diversity and where no member of the college community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any college program or activity based on: their race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status. This commitment applies to employees, volunteers, students, and, to the extent possible, to third parties, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, and the general public. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies or concerns about discrimination or harassment, including concerns about sexual harassment or sexual violence under Title IX, should be directed to Jasmine Gibbs, Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator, 3000 NW 83rd Street, R-Annex, Room 113, Gainesville, Florida 32606, 352-3955950, equity.officer@sfcollege.edu. SACSCOC ACCREDITATION STATEMENT Santa Fe College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Santa Fe College.

SALARY STATISTICS *All salary statistics from Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 national annual median pay IT Security, A.S. $95,510 www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm Network Systems Technology, A.S. $81,100 www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systemsadministrators.htm Programming and Analysis, A.S. $82,240 www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-programmers.htm Information Systems Technology, B.A.S. $139,220 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm


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