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Information Systems Technology Accepting New Students

IST PhotoOlney Central College’s Information Systems Technology Program is designed to prepare students to handle the day-to-day operations of the computer-related activities for a business and an organization’s information systems. Students who complete the program will be able to both support and maintain computer hardware as well as software programs. Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks and Wireless Networks also are addressed.

Students enrolled in the IST Program can earn either a one-year certificate or a two-year associate’s degree. Those who complete the degree will be able to transfer to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and finish their bachelor’s degree either on campus or through SIU’s online program.

IST students also will be able to earn important IT certifications that will make them highly marketable. Graduates can find employment as computer software engineers, network engineers, database administrators, hardware engineers, e-mail administrators and even entry-level programmers or web administrators.

The program is currently accepting new students for the fall semester call 618-395-7777 to reigster. For more information, contact Instructor Dustin Leek at 618-263-2747 or leekd@iecc.edu. Classes start Aug. 21.

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