Digital Technologies

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Overview

We live in a digital world. Whether your goal is to master the tools and systems prominent in today’s office environments or seek a career in the technology field, Elgin Community College offers certificate and degree programs that prepare you for opportunities in digital technology careers and that support a variety of industries and college transfer options.

Computer and Information Sciences

Are you interested in technology? Do you seek to understand how it works and look for ways it can be used to meet business and industry needs? Students who study computer and information sciences at ECC gain an understanding of computer science fundamentals, operating systems and networks, programming languages and application development, algorithms, and troubleshooting—all of which are in high demand by employers. This program results in an Associate of Applied Science degree. If you wish to transfer to a four-year institution for further study in computer science, you are urged to work closely with your academic advisor for an academic plan that is tailored to your transfer goals.

NEW CERTIFICATES! ECC is offering two new certificate programs:

The computer network specialist certificate will prepare you to design, monitor, and maintain networks of all sizes. As a computer network specialist, you communicate with vendors, assist users, diagnose issues, and respond to troubleshooting questions.

The computer user support specialist certificate will prepare you to provide technical support for an organization and/or its customers. As a computer user support specialist, you resolve computer problems by walking users through the necessary steps by phone or email, setup, and repair computer equipment, and train users on new hardware and software.

Office Administration Technology

Modern office administration requires a firm command of several digital technologies including office software for documents, spreadsheets and databases; specialized business software; records management and reporting skills; and a wide range of human relations and professional etiquette abilities. As a person skilled in these technologies, you’ll use your knowledge to help businesses effectively identify, analyze, create, maintain, and communicate information. These skills are the infrastructure of all industries and businesses, and the professionals who have them are in high demand.

Within this area of study, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science in any the following: office administration technology professional, legal office administration technology professional, and medical office administration technology professional.

Certificate options are also available in office administration technology professional, legal office assistant, and/or medical office assistant.

Planning to Transfer

Learn more about earning a Bachelor’s degree, earning summer credits for transfer or dual admissions with a university by visiting University Transfer & Partnerships.