Today, computers, networks and related technology are used in homes, small businesses, hospitals and large corporations; all of which need qualified people to install and maintain their information systems.
The Computers and Information Technology Program offers a variety of choices for people seeking entry-level jobs as well as currently employed people who wish to enhance their skills.
Upon completion, the graduate will be qualified to take industry designed and recognized certification examinations. Employment opportunities include entry-level positions in installation and administration of local and wide area networks in medium to large businesses and organizations, and computer network administration positions in small businesses.
At Ashland Community and Technical College, our Computers and Information Technology AAS Degree qualifies for a fully transferable 2+2 agreement with Western Kentucky University (WKU). This program leads from an Associate Degree to a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Technology (CIT). Students planning to transfer under a 2+2 program must register for that program and follow its curriculum. In addition, the WKU Degree program is offered entirely online, allowing the student to work or stay in the tri-state area and earn a bachelors degree.
There are no special admission requirements for this program. However, students who require remedial course work in reading, writing, or math to qualify them to enroll in General Education courses will require additional time to finish the program. Students must maintain a “C” average or better to graduate.
To earn the Associate in Applied Science Degree, the minimum time required is two years. If additional pre-requisite classes are needed, or if the student takes fewer than 15-18 hours per semester, it will increase the length of time needed to earn the degree. Both networking AAS degree tracks are currently 64-68 credit hours in length.
Please see the KCTCS Catalog to see which certificates apply to each degree.
Note that ACTC is also a Pearson-Vue/Comp-TIA certified IT testing center.
David Childress, Professor – Computers and Information Technology Coordinator