Information Technology - How Does the Technology Work?
Information Technology is the practical application of technology, including areas such as information security, network architecture, database administration, systems administration and computer support. However, some of these jobs require advanced computer science and programming knowledge, so graduates must enroll in specialized programs or take elective courses. For example, information security requires knowledge of discrete math and algorithms, and database administration requires knowledge of programming. IT degrees usually cover far more topics than Computer Science degrees, which could limit exposure to in-depth programming fundamentals.
Cybersecurity Career Pathways
Virginia Peninsula’s certificate and associate degree programs in Cybersecurity offer students flexible options in pursuing an education and ultimately a career in this in-demand field. Successful completion of the associate degree in Information Systems Technology could lead to a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies at Old Dominion University.
Virginia Peninsula’s Information Technology program is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions to complete a baccalaureate degree program in Information Technology or related field. Those with experience in this area can become:
- IT consultant
- cloud architect
- mobile application developer
- software engineer
Learn more about a career in this field, how much it typically pays, what the demand is, and how your education can help you become qualified.
For the most up-to-date information about this program, including courses, credits, and other requirements, please refer to our College Catalog.