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Our online Information Technology program can help up-and-coming professionals land a position in either the public or private sector as a network administrator, computer user support specialist, information security analyst, and many other entry-level IT jobs.

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At a Glance

  • Students have the option of Completing a Certificate or an Associate of Science Degree

  • Certificates earned in as little as 31 weeks

  • Conveniently available online.

  • Affordable tuition, learn more now.

About the Program

Career Opportunities

Earning a Certificate or an information technology degree can open the door to a large number of jobs in the fields of networking, IT security, and more. Depending on a student’s chosen program credential level, SJVC’s online Information Technology program can prepare graduates for the following IT careers:

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator2
  • Computer User Support Specialist3
  • Computer Network Support Specialist4

SJVC’s online IT program offers you the convenience and flexibility of earning a certificate or degree at your own pace, on your own time, whenever and wherever it is most convenient for you. Take the next step toward an IT career without putting your life on hold. Request more information online or call us toll-free at (855) 667 9557 to speak with admissions about the online Information Technology program.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for SJVC’s Online IT program, students must have:

  • a High School diploma or the equivalent
  • a Wonderlic SLE assessment score of 18 or higher

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Cost & Financial Aid

Education is the most important investment you can make in your future. There is a financial plan available for everyone, including a broad range of financial assistance options. Visit SJVC’s Net Price Calculator to get personalized information on college costs and financial aid. Check out SJVC’s Consumer Information to learn about program costs by campus and credential level. You can also talk to an Admissions Representative to discuss the costs of the information technology degree program, and schedule an appointment with an experienced financial aid officer.

Accreditation & Approvals

Institutional Accreditation

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510)748-9001.

The WSCUC is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

State Approvals


SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Title 5, Division 7.5, – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations. As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s internet website (

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Read Our Career Guide On Information Technology

As technology evolves at a rapid pace, so does the need for information technology professionals to service computers and technology systems.

Information Technology FAQ

What is Information Technology?

Information technology is a broad field of study involving systems for storing, retrieving, and sending information. This typically means computers and telecommunications. Because IT is so vast, there are many subsections of the field to pursue, including networking, security, and computer support.

What can you do with an Information Technology degree?

Graduates of SJVC’s Information Technology program may go on to work as:

  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Computer Network Support Specialists
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

What is the difference between Computer Science and Information Technology?

While both IT and computer science professionals work with computers, they are like two sides of a coin. Computer science workers help develop computers and technology. IT professionals master and maintain the use of the applications and hardware. 

How long is an Information Technology program?

SJVC’s Information Technology certificate program can be completed in as few as 31 weeks depending on options, and provides students with the knowledge and skills for a variety of entry-level careers in the Information Technology industry. Students who enroll in the program will take foundational courses in computer hardware, software, help desk, cloud computing, operating systems, networking, and security.

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