There’s never been a better time to enter into the world of information technology than now.
One of the fastest growing career fields
Computer and IT occupations are projected to grow 11% through 2029
$91,250: The median annual wage for computer and IT jobs
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The smartwatch counting your steps— the wireless headphones playing your favorite songs—or your iPad streaming that popular TV show—were all technological advancements of just the past decade. If history is a snapshot of what is to come, technology has many promising advancements on the horizon for students pursuing Information Technology (IT) careers.
Starting this fall, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) will offer all Information Technology (IT) programs in both Online and On-Campus modalities.
Roberta Osmers, Information Technology Instructor and Department Coordinator, said EICC is excited to offer these new class formats, as it will provide even greater flexibility for students interested in pursuing this high-demand field.
“The ability to complete any of our IT Degrees, Diplomas or Certificates, online, makes our programs available to students who previously were unable to attend a traditional classroom program,” said Osmers. “People who are looking to change careers, without missing work, now have the ability to do so.”
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
EICC provides specialized, concentrated IT, Associate of Applied Science degrees that integrate industry-standard certifications in the curriculum. By providing tools such as practice exams and a testing center, students can seamlessly earn on-site certifications from our partners, CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon Web Services and EC-Council.
➤ Augmented & Virtual Reality (AVR)
Gain hands-on experience developing AVR content and applications for industry and training by working on real-client projects.
Work to keep computer networks safe by using your intensive training in network operating systems, network security and network attack detection, analysis and countermeasures.
➤ Networking for Systems and Security
Play a vital role in the smooth operation of businesses and organizations by troubleshooting both hardware and software, analyzing problems, providing support for users and monitoring network resources.
➤ Programming Concentration
Learn how to create software programs used to target the specific needs of businesses or individuals with Visual Basic, C# and Java computer languages.
➤ Web Development Concentration
GET YOUR DEGREE FOR FREE
With Iowa’s Last Dollar program, all Iowa residents pursuing any of the aforementioned IT programs can get their tuition paid in full!
The program works simply—file for financial aid and the state will cover the remaining balance beyond the aid for which you are eligible. Even if you receive no federal or state aid, the program will pay all of your tuition, regardless of your personal income situation.
You must fill out the FAFSA by August 1, 2021, to be eligible. For more information regarding this Future Ready Iowa initiative, read on!
Learn more about our IT programs at eicc.edu/infotech