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Information Technologies Division

Students majoring in the information technologies may pursue associate of applied science degrees in computer science, computer networking and telecommunications, computer network administration and security and interactive media technology as well as associate of applied business degrees in the areas of computer technology, e-commerce and computer programming and database technology.

The associate of applied science degree has a greater focus on math and science where the associate of applied business degree is less math intensive and incorporates general business and accounting courses into the curriculum. All information technology programs cover the latest technologies and skills and were designed with the assistance of advisory committees composed of representatives of local employers.

Nearly every facet of our lives today is affected by computers. Positions for personnel with computer skills are growing as organizations of all sizes need help to manage overwhelming amounts of information. Stark State College offers practical education to prepare graduates to fill this need.

The programs offered by the information technology division are designed to prepare students for positions in the growing information technology field, but also prepares them to make use of the power of computers in any field.

Graduates have many employment opportunities, including:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Analyst
  • Application Developer
  • Audio/Video Technician
  • Broadcast Captioner
  • Computer Operator
  • Consultant
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Designer
  • Education Specialist
  • Executive Legal Assistant
  • Graphic Artist
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Informatics Technician
  • Judicial Reporter
  • Law Office Manager
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Office Manager
  • Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Realtime Transcriptionist
  • Scopist
  • Security Specialist
  • Software Engineer
  • System Administrator
  • Technical Support
  • Technology Coordinator
  • Training Specialist
  • Video Game Designer
  • Video Game Developer
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer

The division’s curriculum is continuously updated to keep pace with the advances in the computer field and to provide timely education in a wide range of computer-related topics. In addition, students get hands-on experience in the classroom and in open labs with industry-approved computer hardware and software.

Information technology professors have practical experience in the field. Their education and industry experience allow them to offer real-life perspectives on the complex world of computer technology. Stark State’s information technology programs have been successful in providing students with the practical background and skills needed for employment in the computer field. The information technology division is helping to produce computer professionals with the skills employers want and need.