Associate in Applied Science in Computer Information Systems Degree
The Associate in Applied Science in Computer Information Systems Degree prepares graduates for employment as computer support specialists in a business environment and is designed for learners planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Associate in Applied Science Computer Support Specialist Degree
The Associate in Applied Science Computer Support Specialist Degree prepares graduates for employment as computer support specialists in a business environment as it prepares learners for industry certification.
Associate in Applied Science Computer in Web Design Degree
The Associate in Applied Science Computer in Web Design Degree prepares graduates for entry-level employment in the areas of Web Design and Multimedia and is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Network Systems Administrator Career Certificate
The Network Systems Administrator Career Certificate prepares graduates for entry-level employment as computer support specialists as it prepares learners for industry certification.
Computer Repair Technician Career Certificate
The Computer Repair Technician Career Certificate prepares graduates for entry-level employment as computer repair technicians and industry certification.
Networking Essentials Career Certificate
The Networking Essentials Career Certificate prepares graduates for entry-level employment as computer support specialists and industry certification.
Website Multimedia Design Career Certificate
The Website Multimedia Design Career Certificate prepares graduates for entry-level employment as web site and multimedia development specialists.
Simulation and Game Development Career Certificate
The Simulation and Game Development Career Certificate curriculum is designed to give students a basic understanding of the game and simulation programming development process. The career certificate can lead to the Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer Science or prepare students for transfer to a Bachelor Program in this specialty.
Gainful Employment Information
Morton College provides students with cost, completion and employment information for students in certificate programs.
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Today, information technology is used to help perform just about every task in our daily lives, which means that the demand for well-trained IT workers with the educational background that allows them to adapt quickly to an ever-changing economy will remain high.
According to a recent US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the number of IT positions are, "projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations and add 286,600 new jobs over the 2008-2018 decade."
Morton College's Computer Information Systems programs and courses allow students to work with a wide variety of systems and software and prepare them for careers as support specialists, repair technicians, network administrators and website developers. Our programs also allow graduates to pursue further studies at four-year institutions that may lead to careers as programmers, systems analysts and IT managers.
Fifty for the Future® Awards
The ITF Fifty for the Future mobilizes academia and industry to support students across Illinois universities who aspire to greatness in the field of technology. Faculty are invited to submit nominations for individual students or the student can self- nominate and have the nomination supported by faculty.
Submitted students will be reviewed by a team of industry leaders, highlighting those who compel the technology industry forward.
In its 8th year, this event will honor Illinois students who have proven determination and foresight through their education and deeds in the application and development of technology.
This annual competition culminates in an evening of celebration, highlighting the students themselves and the Foundation’s work with industry and academia in bringing real world experiences into the classroom to assure a steady stream of future technology workers and leaders for Illinois.
The awards are open to all students enrolled in the following academic programs:
- High School
All students are eligible as long as they graduate after December 1, 2014.
Students and Faculty may initiate the nomination process by completing an online application.
Nominations are open until October 1, 2014.
Student Technology Club
The Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF) Student Technology Club (STC) focuses on advancing the IT careers of its student members. The organization offers networking, skill-building and leadership opportunities and collaborates with other technology student clubs in Illinois.
The STC is free to join; there is no membership fee.
For further details, download an informational brochure.