Computer Technology and Information Systems
The program introduces the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level IT professionals. In the process of taking the needed courses for the degrees the student will be able to gain standardized certificates from CompTIA; such as A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications.
Merced College offers the following degrees/certificates in Computer Technology and Information Systems:
Computer Technology and Information System (AS)
Computer and Network Technology (AS, CT)
Computer Systems Professional
Network Professional (Certificate)
System Administrator (Certificate)
Security Professional (Certificate)
New Proposed Degrees and Certificates
Over the past two decades, there has been a sharp rise in the use of computers and information technology in every sector of our economy. The overall demand for computer technology professionals (systems analysts, database administrator, infrstructure support engineers, and computer networking technicians) continues to expand, increasing every year with the future seemingly limitless. Many professions demand an understanding of information technology beyond computer literacy. This anticipated growth, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, surpasses all other occupations.
The associate degree in Computer Technology and Information Systems provides a firm foundation of coursework, including programming principles, database concepts, end-user support, security, networks, and operating systems.
Jobs given to computer technology graduates are continuously among the top ten highest paid. Students can use their knowledge of computers in every sector of their lives. As our society faces global climate change those people in computers are ever important in planning solutions to the balance of technology and the environment.
We offer programs that can be completed in one, two or Summer only semesters . We also have a relaunch program to obtain an AS Degree in 17 months.
Industry Academy Partners
We currently are in partnership with several industry partners to provide cutting edge labs and curriculum.
- Cisco Network Academy
- Red Hat Academy
- Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy
- Juniper Network Cloud and Automation Academy
- Oracle Academy
- VMWare IT Academy
- Google Education
- CompTia Academic Partner
Computer Technology Faculty
Bhrigu CellyProfessor of Computer ScienceComputer Science