Information Technology

If you enjoy computers and want to know how things work, the information technology field is the place to be. And our Information Technology programs are just the ticket for a successful career. Choose among many specialties, ranging from computer specialist to Internet design to network security.

New Certification-Prep Courses Starting Soon!

CompTIA Security+

The CompTIA Security+ course explores the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become an IT security professional. Students will learn the skills to effectively identify risk and participate in risk mitigation activities, as well as provide infrastructure, application, operational and information security.

This 8-week course can be completed online, and a great fit for those who have a background in IT network administration with a focus on security, and would like to sit for the certification exam in CompTIA Security+.

CompTIA A+

The CompTIA A+ course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for a career in PC support. Course topics include installation, configuration, preventative maintenance of PC hardware components, and the basics of networking, security, and diagnostic and troubleshooting processes for various types of technical issues.

This 10-week course can be completed online, and is perfect for entry-level IT professionals seeking a career in PC support.

CompTIA Network+

The CompTIA Network+ course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become an IT network practitioner. Students will learn the skills to effectively manage, troubleshoot, and configure basic network infrastructure as well as describe networking technologies and understand basic design principles. This 8-week course can be completed online, and fully prepares students to sit for the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam.

This course is designed for IT professionals with a PC support background seeking to become IT network practitioners.

Space is limited, so enroll today! Click here to get started!

Programs include:

Information Technology AAS with specialties in:

  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Internet Technology & Design
  • Network Security
  • Computer Specialist

Contact Rockford Career College to request more information about this or any other field of study. If you are prepared to begin your Information Technology career complete our online form now!

Information Technology AAS: The program prepares students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level positions in computer fields, and exposes students to computer programming, office productivity software, and general information technologies. The program prepares students for entry-level employment in the fields of Computer Systems Engineering, Network Security, Internet Technology & Design and Computer Specialist.

  • Computer Systems Engineering Students are prepared for network administration and basic network security.
  • Internet Technology & Design: Students learn how to design and maintain Web sites used in commerce. Familiarity is also gained in the installation and operation of Web servers.
  • Internet Design Diploma: The program prepares students in the area of Internet design by providing training in various Web page languages, design software, and Internet security. Additional skills training includes office productivity software, communications, and general information technology.
  • Network Specialist Diploma: The program prepares students in the area of computer networking by providing training in various Microsoft Professional courses with an introduction to security. Additional skills training includes office productivity software, communications, and general information technology.
  • Microsoft IT Academy Program & Microsoft IT Academy online campus: Rockford Career College has partnered with Microsoft to be a part of the Microsoft IT Academy Program. This partnership assures our students receive quality instruction from certified instructors. The training material, approved by Microsoft, is designed to prepare an individual to be successful when taking Microsoft certification tests.
  • Certifications
    Rockford Career College offers training in a variety of areas:
    • Certiports' IC3 Certification
    • M.O.S.(Microsoft Office Specialist)
    • M.O.S. Master
    • M.C.P. (Microsoft Certified Professional
    • M.C.S.A (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator)
    • M.C.S.E. (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)

    Earn the IC3 Certification
    This certification is designed for the person who wants a technical certification but does not want to pursue a career in the technical field. The technical certification is a basic, foundational level for skills in basic word processing, spreadsheet, general knowledge of a computer's hardware and operating system. It consists of three separate tests: Computer Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living On-Line.

    Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
    Rockford Career College provides training in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook designed to address the material that will be covered on each of the respective tests.

    Microsoft Certified System Administrator and Engineer (MCSA, MCSE)
    These courses teach individuals to manage, configure and upgrade new and existing networks using Microsoft technology. This instruction is provided in a series of individual courses which correlates with the appropriate Microsoft Certification Tests.

    It is important that students get more than technical information, they need hands-on training. RCC provides this type of training with practical experience to put that knowledge to work. As a result, we have a higher certification success pass rate (higher than the national average). It is this type of training that makes our students job-ready and valuable to employers.

    Contact Rockford Career College to request more information about this or any other field of study. If you are prepared to begin your Information Technology career complete our online form now!

     

    Gainful Employment Statements

    Information Technology A.A.S

    The Information Technology Associate Degree program is offered as a program leading to Gainful Employment. As such we want all potential students to be able to make a reasoned decision on enrolling in this program at Rockford Career College. To that extent we offer the following information:

     

     

    Information Technology Degree Career Opportunities

    All Rockford Career College Advanced Degree Programs can lead to potential career opportunities within the students’ respective field of study. Our students gain the knowledge necessary to advance in their career choices. We offer a brief list of potential career opportunities available with a Information Technology Degree from Rockford Career College.

    Click the Standard Occupational Code for more information from O*Net Online regarding job outlook, salary ranges, education requirements and much more!

  • Program Length:
    This program requires 91 quarter credits. A full-time student can complete the program in 8 quarters (24 months) if they maintain full-time status, do not take any quarters off, successfully pass each course the first time, and do not need any pre-curriculum classes.

     

    Internet Design Diploma

    The Internet Design Diploma program is offered as a program leading to Gainful Employment. As such we want all potential students to be able to make a reasoned decision on enrolling in this program at Rockford Career College. To that extent we offer the following information:

     

     

    Internet Design Diploma Career Opportunities

    All Rockford Career College Advanced Degree Programs can lead to potential career opportunities within the students’ respective field of study. Our graduate students gain the knowledge to advance in their career choices. We offer a brief list of potential career opportunities available with a Internet Design Diploma from Rockford Career College.

    Click the Standard Occupational Code for more information from O*Net Online regarding job outlook, salary ranges, education requirements and much more!

    Program Length:
    This program requires 65 quarter credits. A full-time student can complete the program in 6 quarters (18 months) if they maintain full-time status, do not take any quarters off, successfully pass each course the first time, and do not need any pre-curriculum classes.