Department: Information Technology

If you’re looking to broaden your computer skills and take advantage of high-tech employment opportunities, the Application and Web Programming program of study is made just for you. What’s special about this program? How about:  

  • The use of smart boards
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • A totally wireless campus
  • A smaller class size for more individual attention

This program is designed to get you on the ground floor of any company. It prepares you to become a web programmer, programmer, or database programmer. Job placement is 100 percent, and there is the opportunity to transfer to a four-year institution. Not all program courses are offered on-line or every year.  

The world of computers is fast changing, and you can keep up with the times with Iowa Western’s Desktop Support program of study. It’s an ideal way to learn installation and management of computer hardware and operating systems. Upon completion of the program, you’ll earn a certificate.

Using the Microsoft Academic Alliance, this program is unique and cost-effective. Students can obtain some Microsoft software free or at a reduced cost. The program is perfect if you wish to become proficient in help desk operation, computer repair, and computer sales and service.

This program is very hands-on, a plus for those wishing to get up to speed as quickly as possible. The program complements other Iowa Western computer programs of study. Not all program courses are offered on-line or every year. Computer scholarship opportunities are available throughout the department. For those wishing to continue toward a bachelor’s degree, some classes will transfer to four-year institutions.  

Information technology continues to grow day by day, and you can take advantage of the many opportunities in this field through Iowa Western’s Network and System Administration program. Here you’ll learn how to install, maintain, and administer network operating systems. Training in the installation and maintenance of hardware and software for servers and desktops is also offered.

As you work toward an Associate of Applied Science degree, you’ll learn from Microsoft and Cisco certified instructors while using the most up-to-date equipment. Hands-on labs provide an ideal learning environment. Not all program courses are offered on-line or every year. This program will prepare you for entry as a help desk expert, system administrator, or data center technician.

With 100 percent job placement, this program sends graduates to such large companies as Con Agra, Qwest, First National Bank, Mutual of Omaha, Union Pacific, and First Data. So if you enjoy problem solving and working in teams, this program is a perfect fit.

Careers in information technology are abundant, and you can be on your way to working as a system administration tech in just two semesters with Iowa Western’s System Administration Certificate program.

Students in this program learn from Microsoft and Cisco certified instructors in our state-of-the-art computer labs. Coursework is limited to the most hands-on applied courses you will need to successfully learn how to install, maintain, and administer network operating systems.

In as little as two semesters you could be on your way to working as a computer programmer by completing the Computers: Programming Certificate program of study at Iowa Western.

Students in this program get hands-on experience in multiple computer environments while learning programming languages and World Wide Web technologies. Coursework is limited to the essential hands-on courses you will need to be a successful programmer.

The Cyber Security program of study prepares students to be employed in a cybersecurity position upon graduation.  Students hone their skills and focus on becoming experts at identifying threats.  Students perform threat assessment and apply best practices towards defending and securing a computer network.  Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.

The Cyber Security Diploma program prepares students for an entry-level cybersecurity position.  Students learn how to apply various methods of cybersecurity investigation and forensics.  Students demonstrate an understanding of network systems and network security, manage firewalls, and install and configure systems and applications.  Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma. 

The Cyber Security Certificate program prepares graduates for an entry-level cybersecurity position.  Students develop a basic foundation of system administration, information security, cyber investigations, and forensics.  Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate.

The Web Design and Development A.A.S. program of study focuses on preparing graduates for an entry-level position in front-end web design and back-end web programming and app development.  Students create static and dynamic websites, web applications, and mobile apps from start to finish.  Graduates of the program are awarded an Associate of Applied Studies (A.A.S.) degree.

The Web Design and Coding Certificate provides students an opportunity to prepare for a position in front-end web design by focusing on web coding and graphic design principles needed to be successful in the field.  Graduates of the program are awarded a certificate.

The Web Design and Development diploma is an accelerated program that provides students the opportunity to prepare for a position in front-end web design, graphic design principles, and server-side web programming.  Graduates of the program are awarded a diploma.