The Information Systems and Technology (IST) Certificate program is to enable students with prior work experience to gain the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level position in technology. The program focuses on the technical courses that will provide students with the technology knowledge and techniques they need to fill a technical position. When integrating technical skills and prior employment experience, students can welcome a career change or obtain a promotion successfully.

Why You Should Choose Manor

All of Manor College’s IST courses take place in one of the computer labs, and provide hands-on experiential learning, including hands-on work with Manor’s 3D printer. In addition to lecture, teamwork, presentations, and other interactive learning opportunities, you will also have the opportunity for internship experience.

The Manor College Technology Club provides an opportunity for students to explore topics beyond those covered in class, hear from guest lecturers, participate in field trips, and much more which is all based on student interests. Each year, the Joseph E. Toner and the Technology Award are presented to two outstanding students in the IST program.

Career Opportunities

The IST Certificate Program is primarily designed as a transfer program, but will prepare students for entry level positions as junior programmers, network administrators, entry-level database administrators, programmers, or help desk support staff (depending on electives chosen by the student).

  • Job opportunities include:
  • Information Technology Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Helpdesk Specialist

To read the Suggested Curriculum Sequence click here

To read the Program Learning Goals click here