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Information Systems Technology Program Information Night April 2

Individuals interested in learning more about OCC’s Information Systems Technology Program are invited to attend a free Information Night at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 in Wattleworth Hall, Room 107.

“We want people to come out and have an opportunity to learn more about the program and what it offers,” said IST Specialist PJ Zeilstra. “It would be especially helpful for high school students, who are interested in IT or computer science careers, and their parents.”

The IST Program, which begins in August, provides students access to a state-of-the-art lab while preparing them for jobs in areas such as Network Technician, Help Desk Support Technician, Network Administrator, Cybersecurity Analyst, Internet of Things Technician and Data Analyst.

Students can earn a two-year transfer degree, which offers electives and gives students the basics of IST; a two-year degree that incorporates more technology and enables students to enter the workforce right away; and a one-year certificate, which prepares students for entry-level positions in the field. Graduates also will be prepared to take multiple industry certifications through the Cisco Networking Academy.

For more information about OCC’s Information Systems Technology Information Night, contact Advisors Vicki Thompson at thompsonv@iecc.edu, and Jodi Schneider at schneiderj@iecc.edu, or call 618-395-7777. No pre-registration is required.

The Information Systems Technology Program is an Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Title III Block Grant initiative. The Title III program is supported in part by a five-year grant awarded to Olney Central College from the U.S. Department of Education effective October 1, 2018. The estimated total cost for all project activities is $2,506,775 financed by the grant award of $2,249,968 (90%) and $256,807 (10%) by Olney Central College.

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