Information Technology

Dr. Linda M. Robinson, Information Technology Department Chair
Weatherford College Wise County, RM 2D
817-598-6315 • lrobinson@wc.edu

The Information Technology Department offers courses that lead to the award of four one year certificates, a three semester level 2 cybersecurity certificate, and one A.A.S. degree with four options. The certificates include: Information Systems, Web Development, Database Programming, and Cybersecurity (Level 1 and 2). The Information Technology A.A.S. degree includes options in Information Systems, Web Development, Database Programming, and Cybersecurity.

All courses are developed, approved, and implemented in coordination with the Information Technology advisory committee; a body of professionals in business, information technology, and computer operations environments.

The curriculum mirrors local, regional, and statewide demands that lead to successful participation in a global economy. Students are provided with hands-on practice for proficiency in using computer applications, hardware, software, and networks.

Courses fall into instructional areas that include the following:

ARTC Graphic Design
BCIS Business Computer Applications
COSC Computer Science
CPMT Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
IMED/INEW Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
ITCC/ITNW Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications
ITSC Computer & Information Sciences, General
ITSE Computer Programming/Programmer, General
ITSE/ITSW Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
ITSY Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
ITSW Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
POFT Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

The Information Systems, Web Development, Database Programming, and Cybersecurity certificate programs use specialized courses to help those students who want to study and develop skills that can also lead to award of the Information Technology A.A.S. degree.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Students enrolling in any of the Information Technology degree programs should make every possible effort to complete courses in the required sequence. When circumstances warrant deviation from prescribed plans, the Information Technology department chair must be consulted for approval of changes including, but not limited to, substitution of courses, waiver of prerequisites, and permission to take courses concurrently.

Upon completion of a two-year A.A.S. program, students will be competent in the understanding and practical use of computer systems and will be prepared to seek job opportunities in areas such as a production support specialist, a database manager, a computer systems analyst, an operations analyst, or a cybersecurity specialist.

Information technology prepares students for proficiency in the use of computer system hardware and software. This course of study is for the person who wants to gain knowledge and skills for entry-level information technology positions in business and industry. Students must be proficient in keyboarding prior to enrolling in and pursuing this course of study.

Degrees and Certificates