Degree Overview

The Computer Information Technology, Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree prepares students to succeed and thrive in the information technologies workforce. By developing knowledge and skills in software, hardware, networking and programming, students are prepared to troubleshoot problems, analyze opportunities, develop multiple solution strategies, and communicate effectively with people about computers. Technical certificates allow students to specialize in specific information technology roles such as help desk, IT analysis, and digital forensics.

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Program Manager

Chris Sargent Email: SargentC@LSSC.EDU

Chris Sargent (PMP, MSIT, MBA) joined LSSC in 2014. He started his IT career at Middlebury College as a lab manager and helpdesk support technician. He later worked for the USDA in tech support, then at the University of Maryland for nearly 14 years as a network administrator and project manager. Chris is currently completing a doctorate in management at the University of Maryland Global Campus, writing his dissertation on “online course success rates in community colleges”. He spends his free time with his family at local theme parks, the beach, and watching his New England Patriots.

Degree Snapshot

  • Total Program Credit Hours: 60
  • Offered Fully Online: No
  • Offered Partially Online: Yes
  • Program Base Camp: South Lake
  • Typical Starting Positions: Computer Repair Technician, Help Desk Specialist, Technical Support Specialist
  • Starting Salary: $21.72/ hr. Data Source                                                               
  • Job Growth in Area through 2026: 17% Data Source