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 546,200 new jobs expected from 2018 to 2028.¹ 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 (as few as 14 months) 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 TitleMedian Annual Wage, May 2018Job Growth, 2018-2028
Network and Computer Systems Administrator$82,050³+5 percent³
Computer Support Specialist$53,4704+10 percent4
Information Security Analyst$98,3505+32 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 admissions 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 score 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.

Questions or requests to review documents pertaining to accreditation should be directed to:

Crystal G. VanderTuig, Accreditation Liaison Officer
San Joaquin Valley College
3828 West Caldwell Avenue, Visalia, CA 93277
(559) 734-9000
Crystal.VanderTuig@sjvc.edu

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 (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 (www.bppe.ca.gov).

View additional State Approvals for SJVC.