The Department of Information Systems Technology offers coursework in computer hardware repair, computer networking, network security and network management. The demand for IT professionals continues to rise. IT professionals are being sought after with higher salaries as an incentive. Continuing education opportunities are available for IST graduates through current articulation agreements with four-year colleges. Courses will be offered on a rotating semester basis in daytime and evening schedules.
Why Great Bay?
At GBCC’s IST courses students will find small classes with a maximum enrollment of 15 students. This class size is dictated by the Cisco course curriculum with equipment requirements per student. All courseware and reference material is provided online to all students.
GBCC is well located to receive equipment donations from local companies and students benefit from the excess equipment brought to our labs for their use.
These connections with several local companies is also a resource for placing students in internships as well as career opportunities.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Network Support Specialist||$76,000|
|Computer Systems Analyst||$102,000|
|Cyber Security Specialist||$112,000|
IST Faculty holds and maintains Cisco Instructor Certification.
Additional certifications are required for specific technology courses: FOA – Fiber Optics, VMware, CompTIA Computer A+, Linux and CyberSecurity Certifications.
Faculty Q&A: Meet Kevin Behnke & Mike Harrison
Behnke and Harrison are Coordinators/Professors for the Information Technologies Program.
Behnke has worked in the industry as a technical trainer and specialist, support engineer and as a courseware and program developer.
Harrison has racked up experience as a computer tech in the U.S. Navy and product engineer at GTE, Wang Labs, Cabletron, and Enterasys.