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Information Systems Technology

Power up or reboot a high-paying career in IT

No matter the field you work in—business, health care, government—a certification, or a combination of certifications, validates your skills and knowledge. At Tidewater Community College, you’ll learn from industry professionals who can give you the real-world experience you need to stay in step with today’s workplace. Much of the classroom instruction takes place in high-tech labs and covers both Apple’s OS X operating system along with Microsoft Windows.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
65-67
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus, Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Information Systems Technology

TCC’s information systems technology degree enables students to specialize in one of the following areas: cyber security, database specialist, geographic information systems, network administration, network infrastructure specialist, programming and mobile applications development, or web development specialist. Completing a specialization also satisfies the career studies certificate for that concentration.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
65-66
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus, Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Cyber Security

This program is specifically designed to provide you with the most current and effective techniques to prevent, detect, and eliminate cyber attacks.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
66-67
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus, Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Database Specialist

Dive into database management with an Oracle certified program that teaches you to design, implement, maintain, and troubleshoot relational databases.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
66
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus, Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Geographic Information Systems

Learn the skills necessary to visualize, analyze, and model GIS systems to help in the planning and decision-making processes of a business organization.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
66-67
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus, Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Network Administration

Build a strong foundation in network administration across network operating systems, such as Windows, Unix and Linux

Semesters:
4
Credits:
66-67
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus, Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Network Infrastructure Specialist

Train to install and configure a network as well as optimize Wide Area Networks (WANs) through Internet access solutions.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
67
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus, Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Programming & Mobile Applications Development

Start a career as an entry-level programmer! Learn to design, code, debug and document your programs, as well as develop web-based application programs.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
67
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus, Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Specialization in Web Development Specialist

Earn as many as five national certifications to help you advance your career as a web developer.

Semesters:
3
Credits:
34
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus, Virginia Beach Campus
Certificate - Information Systems Technology

In just three semesters, you’ll gain expertise in several key areas including, operating systems, networking, hardware,
troubleshooting, software design, and more!

Semesters:
3
Credits:
27
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus, Virginia Beach Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Cyber Security

Arm yourself for a career on the cyber battlefield with an NSA approved program focused on security models, intrusion detection, firewalls, perimeter protection, and network security.

Semesters:
3
Credits:
22-24
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Database Specialist

Build your proficiency in designing, implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting relational databases to improve the performance and ensure the most efficient output for clients.

Semesters:
3
Credits:
23
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Geographic Information Systems

This program teaches the skills needed to visualize, analyze, and model systems to help organizations make better strategic decisions and produce dynamic maps.

Semesters:
3
Credits:
28
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Network Administration

Learn entry-level skills needed to administer a number of network systems, including Windows and Linux services, and
basic switching and routing infrastructure.

Semesters:
3
Credits:
28
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Network Infrastructure Specialist

Gain the skills you need to install and configure a network, optimize Wide Area Networks (WANs), configure routers, design and implement wireless solutions, and secure networks.

Semesters:
3
Credits:
28
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Programming & Mobile Applications Development

Course work prepares you to understand the design process and mobile application life cycle, create a variety of apps on
Android, and gain proficiency in Javascript, Java and C++.

Semesters:
3
Credits:
24
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Web Development Specialist

Harness your artistic talent with technical expertise as a web development specialist with a curriculum that trains you to
design and build attractive, functional websites for clients.

Additional Program Information:

Globally-recognized credentials can be the key to your IT career path. With just a few courses at TCC, you’ll be ready for manufacturer-specific exams from companies like Microsoft, Oracle, CompTIA, VMware, and more! Learn more about IT certifications.

Mission Statement: The Cybercenter at Tidewater Community College is intended to disseminate cyberdefense information into the local, regional, and national cyberdefense community of interest. This includes information on cyberdefense resources, career opportunities, conferences, programs of study, scholarships, partner organizations, faculty contacts, student activities, and certifications as well as a Cybersecurity blog intended to push out updates and news on emerging threats.

National Security Agency and Homeland Security Seals

The Cyber Security Program is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE2Y) for Two-Year schools (NSA-CAE2Y) by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Since its inception, TCC’s network security/cyber security curriculum has been aligned with national standards for cybersecurity established and maintained by National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and NSA. Read more

TCC is a long-standing member of the National CyberWatch Center, a national consortium of colleges and universities focused on cybersecurity education.

Cyber Competitions

Tidewater Community College offers students opportunities to compete in regional and national competitions, including:

Alliances & Partnerships

TCC is a longstanding member of the National CyberWatch Center, a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies focused on collaborative efforts to advance Information Security education/research and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce.

Peregrine Technical Solutions is TCC’s first official cybersecurity industry partner.

TCC is the official training partner for the region’s International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC^2), the standards body that administers the Certified Information Systems Security Practitioner (CISSP).

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • are detail-oriented
  • enjoy working with computers
  • have an aptitude for science and math

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