Fast Track IT Program


Fast track Your way to an Information Technology AAS degree in 16 months!

Get on the Fast Track! In just 16 months complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology, which also includes three certificates: Information Technology Support, Network Support and Cybersecurity Support.

The programs are designed with working professionals in mind, whose days demand their time and attention to work, family and other obligations.

Program courses are offered in three-week sessions. Each include daily learning guides to help keep you on track. This accelerated approach to completing your degree is achieved by attending online classes, along with scheduled online evening meetings. Scheduled meetings are recorded in the event you are unable to attend.

Join anytime! Courses are offered each month. You can start your Fast Track program when it is convenient for you!

Our accelerated program offers a complete team of faculty, advisors and previous student mentors who are committed to your success.

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* Please note: All high school or college transcripts as well as transfer credits must be submitted when applying. After you have submitted your application please contact the advising center at (505)566-3404 to schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Wages and information are based on national data and may vary based on your training, experience, and the market for the career in your area.

Fast Track Program Perks

All fast track technical core courses are all-inclusive,* making it easy for you to show up and learn.

Your registration and fees include:
  • A new computer that you will build to meet your program needs as part of the COSC-115 Introduction to Information Technology course
  • Certification Exam Vouchers
  • Membership to ACM (Association of Computing Machinery)
    • ACM is the world's largest computing society, offering benefits that can advance your career and enrich your knowledge with life-long learning resources. Membership to ACM includes:
      • Safari Online Books- Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.
      • Skillsoft: Online Training- Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning. 500,000+ multi-modal courses, videos, authoritative content chapters and micro-learning modules.
  • LinkedIn Learning
    • Pursue Your Career Goals With Business, Design, and Tech Courses including expert led trainings and unlimited learning.
  • Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
    • Professional developer tools and software for students at no cost - everything needed to create games, apps and websites. This includes desktop and server operating systems.
  • TestOut LabSim
    • LabSim delivers certification training and courses, including best-of-class IT simulations.

*Additional books and other software purchases may be required of Fast Track participants for Math, Communications, Composition, Business and Ethics courses, in order to complete the A.A.S. Degree in Information Technology.

Fast Track Degree and Certificates

Information Technology, A.A.S.

The A.A.S. degree in Information Technology is designed to provide students the essential educational and hands-on elements needed for a career in IT as well as the training to sit for several industry exams. This program provides students with the skills needed to plan, implement, administer, support, troubleshoot and secure networked computer systems found in educational, governmental and corporate settings. Students are strongly encouraged and/or may be required to pursue these industry certifications throughout their studies. *Please note that while all IT courses are offered within a 3-week timeframe, some core courses (i.e. English, math etc.), may require a longer timeframe to complete.

Program courses:

ITCT-110 Intro to Information Technology
FYEX-1110 First Year Seminar
ENGL 1210 Technical Composition
MATH-1130 Survey of Mathematics
COSC-116 Spreadsheeting
ITCT-113 A+ Hardware
ITCT-114 A+ Operating Systems
ITCT-115 Network+
ITCT-235 Security+
ITCT-116 Linux +
ITCT-119 Cloud+
COSC-118 Computer Programming Fundamentals I
ITCT-245 Cybersecurity Analyst+
ITCT-140 Installing and Configuring Windows Server
ITCT-141 Administering Windows Server
ITCT-142 Configuring Advanced Windows Server
COSC-190 Database Concepts and Principles
DMAD-110 Introduction to Multimedia
COMM-111 Interpersonal Communication
PHIL-115 Introduction to Ethics
BADM-114 Introduction to Business
 
Before registering for courses, please contact Dr. Cameron Cooper at (505)566-3372 for further instructions and sequence of courses.
 
Join anytime! Courses are offered each month. You can start your Fast Track program when it is convenient for you!
Information Technology Support Certificate

The Information Technology Support Certificate consists of courses which provide students with core IT knowledge and technical support skills used in business and industry. Students will take courses in hardware/software, networking, database, cloud computing and security. They will also learn how to apply these skills in a tech support environment. Students are strongly encouraged and/or may be required to pursue CompTIA certifications throughout their studies. It is highly recommended that students consult with an academic advisor prior to pursuing this certificate.

The program provides alignment to the following professional level certifications:

  • IT Fundamentals - CompTIA IT Certifications
  • A+ (Plus) Certification - CompTIA IT Certifications
  • Network+ Certification - CompTIA IT Certifications
  • Security+ Certification - CompTIA IT Certifications
  • Cloud+ (Plus) Certification - CompTIA IT Certifications
Network Support Certificate

The Network Support Certificate program is designed to prepare students for a career in the field of networking with a focus on installing, configuring and administering a Microsoft client computer, managing and maintaining a Microsoft Windows server environment, implementing and managing a network infrastructure, and troubleshooting PC software issues and network connectivity problems.

The program provides alignment to the following professional level certifications:

  • Network+ Certification - CompTIA IT Certifications
  • Linux+ (Plus) Certification - CompTIA IT Certifications
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Certification
IT - Cybersecurity Support Certificate

The Cybersecurity Support Certificate is designed to prepare students for a career in the emerging field of computer security by providing experience in the areas of business continuity, computer system design, contingency planning, data integrity, risk assessment and mitigation techniques, security investigation, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery. The Information Technology Support Certificate consists of courses which provide students with core IT knowledge and technical support skills used in business and industry. Students will take courses in hardware/software, networking, database, cloud computing and security. They will also learn how to apply these skills in a tech support environment. Students are strongly encouraged and/or may be required to pursue CompTIA certifications throughout their studies. It is highly recommended that students consult with an academic advisor prior to pursuing this certificate.

The program provides alignment to the following professional level certifications:

  • A+ (Plus) Certification - CompTIA IT Certifications
  • Network+ Certification - CompTIA IT Certifications
  • Security+ Certification - CompTIA IT Certifications
  • Cybersecurity Analyst CSA+ - CompTIA IT Certifications

Quick Facts

  • Information Technology is a rapidly growing field
  • Students will be prepared for in demand careers in Tech Support, Networking, and Cybersecurity

 

Flexible classes and schedules! 

Finish in just 16 months!