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Information Technology Degree Program: Information Technology
Associate in Applied Science

Meet the Faculty

Department Chair:
Dr. Lauren A. Mayhew
 
Phone:  207.216.4368

Dr. Mayhew earned a Doctorate in Computer Science, concentrating in Big Data Analytics. 

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The sequencing of courses in this program begins in the fall semester. Students entering in the spring or summer will likely take longer than two years to complete the program.

The Information Technology program provides students with an extensive background in the application of computers to the ever-widening needs of business and industry.  The program gives students hands-on experience in troubleshooting, system administration, computer networks, web systems, computer programming, and cybersecurity. The curriculum is designed to develop critical thinking skills and enable a student to be ready for today’s jobs with the ability to thrive in the ever-changing IT landscape.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
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Upon successful completion of the Information Technology Associates in Applied Science degree graduates will be able to:

  • Solve software and hardware problems using logical reasoning.
  • Analyze and communicate essential industry concepts in both technical and non-technical terms.
  • Create technical reports and documentation through researching and interpreting a variety of industry sources.
  • Operate both independently and as a team member on information technology projects.
  • Describe and explain ethical issues in technology and the applicable industry standards and codes of conduct.
  • Recognize the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities and cultures of colleagues and customers in a professional environment.
  • Research and explain how culture, economics, history and politics affect technology trends.
  • Report security implications related to computational paradigms.
  • Apply problem-solving concepts and quantitative analysis to the study of a wide variety of technology problems.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Students completing this program will be prepared for entry-level positions in computer support, network management, systems management, and cybersecurity, as well as sales and technical information positions.  Graduates may also choose to continue their education at a four-year institution in Information Technology or a related field.

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Information Technology Program Sheet

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Getting Started

GETTING STARTED
Are you a prospective York County Community College student? YCCC offers small classes, experienced and supportive faculty and staff that strive to help students achieve success.

Apply today, then take a look at the New Student Checklist
We look forward to seeing you soon!

How Long?

Estimated Degree
Completion Time

Full-Time Semesters 
60 Credit Hours

Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

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