The Information Systems Management program prepares students to work as Computer User Support Specialists in a tier-2 capacity, which involves directly working with clients to resolve more complex issues that are unable to be resolved by Help-Desk.
Students will learn:
- Basic PC hardware and operating systems
- Microsoft Office and databases
- Server operating systems
- Computer networking
Students will also be introduced to business concepts such as accounting, stats, business management, HR management, project managements, and have an internship to gain valuable real-world experience prior to graduation.
In the information technology industry certifications are a must. Hawkeye is recognized as a Cisco Regional Academy. You may receive the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), and CompTIA certifications.
Why Pursue a Career in Information Technology?
Information Technology (IT) is something that every company needs in order to compete in the world today. Since every company needs IT, you have a huge number of employers and industries to choose from. As someone who can implement and maintain IT infrastructures as well as help other employees with IT-related problems, an IT professional is a vital asset to any company. But IT is only part of the overall picture; business is the other part.
The Information Systems Management program introduces students to general IT concepts as well as business related practices. By having a combination of the two, graduates not only understand IT, but also how IT relates to business.
The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Applied Engineering and Technical Management has a documented pathway between Hawkeye's Information Systems Management AAS degree program and UNI's Technology Management Bachelor of Arts degree. Check out UNI's transfer guide to learn more.
Our transfer agreement with Upper Iowa University allows you to transfer your Information Systems Management coursework to Upper Iowa University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program.
Hawkeye also has a transfer relationship with the University of Iowa.
If you plan to transfer, work closely with a program advisor to ensure courses transfer and you meet program requirements.