Advanced Information Technology and Management Certificate (Locally Approved Certificate)


The Advanced Information Technology and Management: Certificate (Locally Approved Certificate) Program provides individuals with foundation educational training and skills in principles, operation, and procedures on a variety of technological tools. The Program will prepare students to identify, design, or create systems to support technology and information needs of an organization.

Earnings Potential

Career options include computer network support specialists, with a median annual wage of $62,760, and computer user support specialists with a median annual wage of $49,770 according to the U.S, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Network support specialists typically need an associate’s degree, and user support specialists typically need to complete some college courses; however, candidates may qualify with a high school diploma plus relevant information technology (IT) certifications.1

1 “Occupational Outlook Handbook.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 8 Sept. 2022. Accessed 25 July 2023.

Program Requirements

Advanced Information and Technology Management: Certificate (Locally Approved Certificate) course requirements link. Please note: This link and all links for courses, below, go to the Taft College Catalog, an external website. Plan to return to the Taft College website.

Course Number  Course Name Credit Hours
BUSN 1051 General Accounting 4.00
BSAD 2220 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4.00
INCO 1548   2-3
  Computer Science elective  
    Total Credit Hours: 13.5-15.5

BUSN 1051: This course is currently offered at 4 units

COSC 1603, COSC 1703, COSC 1812, COSC 1902: Note: Previous versions of required computer courses taken within four (4) years of certificate completion will be accepted.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Manage business information using a variety of technological tools.
  2. Identify, design, and create information systems using current information processing tools.
  3. Act in a global environment using a variety of technology to manage information needs of an organization.

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