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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R Indicates Related Instruction requirement

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

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 the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor.

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor
Jori Bullemer Phil MacGregor, Ed.D.
LRC 146 BSS 104
(406) 756-3905 (406) 756-3865

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