Information Systems Technology
Computer information technology is an integral part of nearly every business and organization.
As a result, today’s computer professional must possess not only fundamental computing
skills but also broader-based skills in planning, working in teams and business operations.
The Information Systems Technology Department’s core curriculum provides graduates with a foundation in computer programming logic, operating systems, systems analysis, application development, defensive and offensive cyber strategies, networking, and user support. Additional general education and business-related courses give students a well-rounded experience. In addition, students will need– such skills as information management, financial analysis, teamwork, communications skills, and customer service. Many of these courses are available in a distance learning/Web-based format.
Students may choose to specialize in a particular plan of study such as Cybersecurity, Game Development, Management Information Systems, Network Administrator, Software Developer, User Support, or Web Developer. Information Systems Technology offers several industry and subject-specific certificates in networking, hardware/software, cloud, and cybersecurity. Web Developer majors may transfer and complete a baccalaureate degree in Technical Education and Training at The Ohio State University. Many 2+2 transfer agreements exist between Columbus State and partner institutions by Career & Academic Pathway, creating options for completing baccalaureate degrees.
Paying for College
NSF S-STEM IST Scholarship: This new annual scholarship opportunity is for students entering one of six in-demand information technology fields. Learn More
Choose Ohio First Information Systems Technology Scholarship: The Choose Ohio First Information Systems Technology Scholarship Program is available to incoming students pursuing associate degrees in: Cybersecurity, Software Development, Network Administration, and Web Development. Learn More
Summer Camp: Not sure if this field is right for you? High school students can explore the career for free at a hands-on, technical summer camp. Learn more at www.cscc.edu/summercamps
Programs and Certificates