Advanced Professional Certificate in Information Technology
The Information Technology Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) requires completion of 18 credits. The program focuses on strong programming fundamentals, network connectivity, hands-on type projects, front-end graphical user interface (GUI) programming with strong connectivity to databases such as Microsoft ACCESS, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle in a stand alone, as well as, a web environment. Graduates are prepared to perform services as a network administrator to set up and configure a server or local area network, front-end GUI interface programmer, or web developer using rapid prototyping tools to produce the front-end GUI interface with connectivity to appropriate databases at the back-end.
Students take highly technical 300 level courses in information technology that build on the foundation and pillars they constructed in their AS degree in networking and programming, and develop a pillar in web development, a rapidly growing niche in information technology. They may elect to continue their studies and transfer to the University of Hawaii at West Oahu and earn a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) with a Concentration in Information Technology degree.