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College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology- IT Professional

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Program Options

Credential Title Credit Hours Required Notes
Associate of Applied Science Information Technology‑IT Professional 64 -
Certificate Information Technology‑IT Professional 49 -


Contact Information

Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
Professor Robert Banta 586.445.7325 South Campus
Professor Betsy Jenaway 586.445.7412 Center Campus

Program Description:

The IT program emphasizes the use of computers to solve business problems. The curriculum currently consists of the following six specialties: IT Applications Professional, IT Professional, IT Networking Specialist, IT Programming, IT Programming for Electronic Games, and IT Web Programming.

The Information Technology-IT Professional program is designed to prepare students for two types of Information Technology positions-inexperienced students seeking entry-level positions and experienced students seeking either IT management positions or IT project management positions where breadth of technical knowledge is required. The program will give the student a background in windows-based applications (word processing, spreadsheet applications, presentations, database management), web design, programming, operating systems, content management and networking. The program will also allow students to develop a deeper knowledge in one of the following areas: programming, mobile programming, database management and programming, web programming, gaming, applications professional, operating systems and security. The program will give the student the broad background in computers necessary for business, industry, and government job environments.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

1. Use business software and systems to solve business problems.

2. Develop a computer program.

3. Develop websites and databases to meet a business need.

4. Configure networks and systems while applying fundamental network security principles.

5. Analyze Enterprise Content Management and its implementation in industry.

Career Opportunities:

Information Technology-IT Professional-Associate of Applied Science: Career options will vary based upon a student’s level of experience and concentration. To learn more from a career specialist, visit the Office of Career Services at either campus or explore online at

Information Technology-IT Professional-Certificate: To learn more from a career specialist, visit the Office of Career Services at either campus or explore online at

Transfer Pathways:

Students intending to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree need to make early decisions concerning an academic major and a transfer destination. Statistics show that students who make these decisions early are more likely to persist to graduation than their undecided counterparts. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Macomb are strongly urged to see a counselor or academic advisor as early as possible in their college careers.


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