Online Information Technology Degree and Certificate

Earn Your IT Certificate or Degree Online

Information technology (IT) is one of the most popular and fastest-growing career fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow “faster than the average for all occupations” with about 488,500 new jobs expected over the next decade.¹ For aspiring IT professionals, San Joaquin Valley College’s online IT program can provide the first step toward a career in this field.

Students enrolled in our online IT program have the choice of earning one or more Certificates, or an Associate of Science degree. These outcomes 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.

Online IT Certificates

If you want to start your IT career fast, SJVC offers a variety of 20-, 25- and 30-week certificate choices:

20-Week Options – IT Certificate

Three certificate options and associated certifications offered during a 20-week program include:

  1. Computer Support
    CompTIA® A+ Certification
  2. Networking
    CompTIA® Network+ Certification
  3. Security
    CompTIA® Security+ Certification

25-Week Options – IT Certificate

Two certificate options and associated certifications offered during a 25-week program include:

  1. Networking Support
    CompTIA® A+ Certification
    CompTIA® Network+ Certification
  2. Security Support
    CompTIA® A+ Certification
    CompTIA® Security+ Certification

30-Week Options – IT Certificate

Four certificate options and associated certifications offered during a 30-week program include:

  1. Computer Support, Networking and Security
    CompTIA® A+ Certification
    CompTIA® Network + Certification
    CompTIA® Security + Certification
  2. Computer Support and Networking
    CompTIA® A+ Certification
    CompTIA® Network + Certification
  3. Networking and Security
    CompTIA® Network + Certification
    CompTIA® Security + Certification
  4. Computer Support and Security
    CompTIA® A+ Certification
    CompTIA® Security + Certification

Associate of Science Degree in IT Online

Continuing education in IT can pave the way for better job opportunities and career advancement within the field, and the Associate of Science in Information Technology is the first step. Students who wish to earn an A.S. complete a 60-week (14-month) program.

Graduates of SJVC’s online Associate of Science in IT are prepared to earn the following certifications:

  • CompTIA® A+ certification
  • CompTIA® Network + certification
  • CompTIA® Security + certification

A.S. Degree students also complete coursework in:

  • Windows Server Installation & Configuration
  • Windows Server Administration
  • General Education

Start Your Information Technology Career Path

Earning a Certificate or an Associate of Science in Information Technology 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:

Job Title Description Medial Annual Wage Job Growth
Network and Computer Systems Administrator Maintain computer networks to enhance performance and user access – Implement security measures for computer or information systems – Develop computer or information security policies or procedures $79700³ +8 percent³
Computer Support Specialist Oversee the daily performance of computer systems – Answer user inquiries regarding computer software or hardware operation – Monitor systems to ensure optimal operations and error detection $521604 +12 percent4
Information Security Analyst Implement security measures for computer or information systems – Develop computer or information security policies or procedures – Monitor the security of digital information $926005 +18 percent5

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 an advisor about the online Information Technology program.

1http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm

2https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/a

3http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systems-administrators.htm

4http://stats.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-support-specialists.htm

5https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm

Online Information Technology Degree and Certificate Program Details

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 sore of 18 or higher

View the technical software and hardware requirements for your computer.

Accreditation and Approvals

Institutional Accreditation

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org.

State Approvals

CALIFORNIA
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 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8) and Title 5, Division 7.5 – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations.

Any questions that a student may have regarding the college catalog and/or catalog supplement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Physical Address
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833

Telephone Numbers
Toll free (888) 370-7589
(916) 431-6959

Fax Number
(916) 263-1897

Website
www.bppe.ca.gov

View additional State Approvals for SJVC.