Have computers and technology always intrigued you?  Are you looking to transform your interest into a rewarding career?  SWCC's information technology systems networking (ITSN) program will take your technological abilities and assist you in becoming a complete all-around network guru.  From databases, to PC repair, to infrastructure management, to forensics and regulatory compliance, students in SWCC's ITSN program are afforded unique and rewarding hands-on opportunities.  Throughout the program, students are trained to install, configure, manage, and maintain network operating systems by an instructor with “real world experience.”  

Students also receive opportunities to excel outside of the classroom, such as competitions with students from other colleges and testing to receive certifications in the field.  Graduates of SWCC's ITSN program are prepared to take the CompTia A+ Helpdesk Exams and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Certification Exams.

Did you know the Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship could help pay for the cost of this program? Learn more at Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship!

Awards Available

Information Technology Systems Networking:  Diploma or Associate of Applied Science Degree

Information Technology Systems Networking Degree Sheet

Potential Careers
  • Data communication analyst
  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Network technician
  • Network specialist
  • Systems administrator
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • troubleshoot and repair computer workstations, laptops, and mobile devices.
  • build competent server infrastructures and complete networks for safe network computing and data transfer.
  • exhibit effective oral and written communication skills to work in teams to solve problems.
  • apply critical thinking skills during the problem solving process to address organizational and technical problems.
  • program working databases, mobile applications, and active directory architectures, while allowing access for secure edits and audits.
  • describe the key aspects of social engineering, and how to train end users to avoid security vulnerabilities.
  • explain ethical, legal, and societal implications inherent in information technology including the historical context of modern computing.
  • work collaboratively to share information, resolve conflict and make decisions.
  • prepare a comprehensive plan for implementing a LAN (local area network) in a small business environment.
  • demonstrate skills that meet industry standards and certification requirements in the use of system hardware, operating systems technologies, and application system.
  • design, implement and maintain network infrastructures for businesses benefiting from both local and Internet technologies.

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Lance Stonehocker, information technology systems networking instructor

US Dept of Labor Occupational Profile - 15-1081