Computer and Information Technology

What Do You Want to Be?

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From Certificates to:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Electronics computer technician
  • IT security specialist
  • Office support specialist
  • Windows support technician
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From A.A.S. degrees to:
  • Computer support specialist
  • IT specialist
  • Full stack developer
  • Mobile applications developer
  • Systems analyst
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From Associate to Bachelor's and beyond:

  • Computer programmer 
  • Cyber security engineer
  • Network administrator 
  • Website developer
  • Video game developer

How Will You Get There?

Credentials in Computer and Information Technology are an investment that yields quick entry into the field and a dependable return with career opportunities. Your length of study will depend on how many classes you take each semester.

Can be completed within 2+ years

Designed to be finished at Oakton and prepare you directly for the workforce with industry-relevant coursework.
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Can be completed within 2+ years

Designed to transfer into a 4-year Bachelor's program (A.A. or A.S. will depend on your transfer institution and major); includes General Education coursework. View Oakton's Transfer Partnerships and Guides here.

Oakton offers the pre-major:

Can be completed within 6 months - 1+ year

Gain a new skill or upskill to enhance your resume; complete it stand-alone or talk with Advising to plan how the certificate can be rolled into a larger degree. 

Discover majors and in-demand careers based on your interests. The Career Coach assessment is a 6- or 60-question quiz that links your interests to programs offered here at Oakton and local career opportunities. Don’t worry about education, training or cost when answering the questions; just consider what you would like to spend time doing.

Take the Career Coach Assessment

Computer Science

"I'm getting a strong foundation in computer science at Oakton. I have a huge opportunity to represent women in the field of technology."

Read About Parthvi's Technology Goals

Computer Science

Associate in Science

Talk with Admission to map your path

Where to Begin?

Every great professional starts out right where you are. The first step in your college journey (and where it takes you) is to fill out an application. Select this Area of Interest in your application, so we can best support you explore this path.