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Information Technology

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The new Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and/or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialities such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies that rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

Stackable Credentials: The curriculum is designed to allow students to earn certificates and a diploma as they move towards an Associate's Degree.

Program Tracks: Upon admission, each student is required to choose ONE of the three specialized program tracks offered at Halifax Community College. Let your advisor know the track you have chosen:

Information Systems Track
IT Business Support Track
Software and Web Development Track

Graduates may obtain entry-level positions such as:

  • PC Technicians
  • Information System Support Technician
  • IT Business Support Specialists
  • Software Developers
  • Systems Administrators
  • Systems Analysts
  • Web Developers
  • Security Specialists