Information Technology and Security, AAS

The Information Technology and Security program deals with the application of computers, networks and security to business problems. The program provides in-depth study of the use of computer applications, systems design and analysis, and the application of the computer as a functional tool within an organization and techniques and tools that can be used to keep these assets safe. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to

  • Configure, use, apply security and troubleshoot desktop and network operating systems;
  • Understand and apply network theory and security principles;
  • Use computer and network hardware and apply troubleshooting techniques;
  • Explain and use virtualization and cloud services; and
  • Display the professionalism necessary for working successfully in information technology.
Required Courses
Fall Semesters
Spring Semesters
Total Credits: 66
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Admission Guidelines
  • Students are expected to have fundamental knowledge of the computer. If not, students must take .
  • Students should be aware that this program of study requires extensive analytical thinking.
Program Information
  • All required courses within this degree program must be taken for a letter grade.Only electives may be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis.
  • An internship is required for this program.Students must apply for internship placements the prior semester.For more information and application deadlines, contact Cathy Allard, Career Advisor, at (406) 756-3808 or
  • After completion of the program, and with additional study, students will have the knowledge to sit for the following certification exams:
    • A+ Certification
    • Network+ Certification
    • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
    • MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification in Excel
Opportunities After Graduation
  • In the ever-growing Information Technology industry, graduates will have opportunities for employment as computer support specialists, helpdesk personnel, andsystems analysts, providing end-user support, troubleshooting, and maintaining local area network systems.Graduates may work with large or small employers in IT departments in almost any industry.
Advising Information:
For more information about this program, contact an advisor.
Academic Advisor Faculty Advisor
Jori Bullemer Phil MacGregor, Ed.D.
LRC 129 BSS 104
(406) 756-3905 (406) 756-3865

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