The mission of the Computer Technology program is to fulfill the community’s need for a competent workforce and economic growth by providing instruction in programming, mobile applications, network security, information technology and data assurance. The program prepares students in comprehensive current and cutting-edge educational programs, in order to cultivate knowledge planning, design and implementation of computer networks, cloud computing, systems analysis, database management, mobile-applications design and high-level object-oriented programs. In an age of technology where various devices such as manufacturing equipment, automobiles and even basic home appliances have access to the internet the need to properly understand, configure, design and maintain those devices are of the upmost importance.

The area of Network Security and Information Assurance Technology (72 credit hours) involves a broad study of the foundations of; cloud computing, network management, network security and assessing security risks and vulnerabilities, in order to develop plans to minimize those threats. Career paths in this area include Computer Security Specialist, System Administrator, Systems Analyst, Information Systems Specialist, IT Support Technician, Project Managers, and Network Administrator.

The Computer Technology field calls for the ability to work with abstract concepts and to perform exacting technical analyses. It is recommended that students entering this program have a strong analytical and math background.

OCtech’s Computer Technology program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Associate Degree in Applied Science
72 semester hours

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