Information Technology Degree & Certificates

The Business, Legal and Technology (BLT) Education Department offers a degree and five certificates for students interested in the information technology program. The advising sheets provide a detailed list of courses required to complete a degree or certificate.

Associate in Science Degree, Information Technology (60 credits/20 courses)

  • The associate in science (AS) is a 60-credit degree program that prepares students for information technology careers in private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
  • Students take business and general education courses to understand the principles of business and develop their communication and writing skills.
  • The ITS courses focus on programming fundamentals, network connectivity, hands-on projects, and front-end graphical user interface (GUI) programming with strong connectivity to databases such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle in a stand-alone as well as a web environment.
  • As a capstone to the information technology degree, students enroll in an internship course where they gain actual job experience while earning credits towards graduation.
  • The AS degree articulates to the University of Hawai`i-West Oahu toward a bachelor of applied science with a concentration in information technology. An advisor may provide detailed information about the courses required or recommended for articulation.

Certificate of Achievement, Information Technology (30 credits/ 10 courses)

  • The certificate of achievement (CA) is a 30-credit program that prepares students for entry-level positions in a business environment involving computer support: help desk, cabling, basic networking, minor office application support, and training.
  • The certificate will enhance the information technology skills of the small business owner, account clerk, office administrator, office manager, and other professional to become an ITS support contact in their organization.
  • All CA courses apply to the associate in science degree in information technology.

Certificate of Competence, Database Administration (12 credits/4 courses)

  • The certificate of competence (CO) is a 12-credit department certificate awarded to students who complete courses that provide specific job-related skills in database administration.
  • This program is designed for students who have no experience in database administration.
  • This certificate is appropriate for upgrading the database administration skills of industry members.
  • All CO courses apply to the associate in science degree in information technology.

Certificate of Competence, Programming (12 credits/4 courses)

  • The certificate of competence (CO) is a 12-credit department certificate awarded to students who complete courses that provide specific job-related skills in programming.
  • This program is designed for students who have no experience in programming.
  • This certificate is appropriate for upgrading the programming skills of industry members.
  • All CO courses apply to the associate in science degree in information technology.

Certificate of Competence, Help Desk Services (12 credits/4 courses)

  • The certificate of competence (CO) is a 12-credit department certificate awarded to students who complete courses that provide specific job-related skills in help desk services.
  • This program is designed for students who have no experience in providing information technology help desk support.
  • This certificate is appropriate for upgrading the support skills of industry members.
  • All CO courses apply to the associate in science degree in information technology.

Advanced Professional Certificate, Information Technology (18 credits/6 courses)

  • The advanced professional certificate (APC) is an 18-credit certificate. The program focuses on advanced topics in programming, networking security, web development and management, database design and administration.
  • Upon completion, students are prepared to perform services as a network administrator to set up and configure a server or local area network, front-end GUI interface programmer, or web developer using rapid prototyping tools to produce the front-end GUI interface with connectivity to appropriate databases at the back-end.
  • All APC courses apply to the University of Hawai`i-West Oahu’s bachelor of applied science with a concentration in information technology.