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Information Systems Technology

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Information Systems Technology (299)
Associate of Applied Science Degree
2 Years (4 Full-Time Semesters)

The world revolves around technology. Learn how to use it to your advantage to obtain a well-paying job and join the ranks of information technology (IT) professionals around the world who manage the electronic infrastructure of business, industry and government.

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Explore Careers and Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer-related jobs in general are projected to continue to be in demand through 2026.  Some of the occupations that are projected to increase are information security analysts (28% increase), software developers (30% increase), web developers (15% increase), and computer user support specialists (11%) among several other specialized areas within the Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Computer Science disciplines.

Explore job outlook and career opportunities through the following resources: 

Faculty

LFCC takes great pride in employing highly qualified faculty. LFCC employs full-time and adjunct faculty, all of whom possess many years of teaching and business-based experiences in information technology.

Educational backgrounds of these individuals include doctoral degrees in information technology, computer science, and community college education; master’s degrees in business administration, computer science, education, information systems, mathematics, operations research, program management, engineering management, and technology of management; and bachelor’s degrees in economics, mechanical engineering, and electronic engineering technology.

Meet our faculty.

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Current Student Advising

A new advising tool designed specifically for IT students has been created at LFCC. It is a Canvas “organization.” An organization in Canvas is similar to your class sites within Canvas, but it contains specific information regarding the IT curriculum that you may find useful.

We will be using this tool to provide advising services to students in one of the IT programs (degree or certificate). This site will also serve as a place to provide announcements and other important details for our students. You may already be enrolled in this organization.

Current Students: log onto your Canvas account. On the Canvas Dashboard, look for an organization titled: “Information Systems Technology Curriculum.” Click on the link and explore!

If you are not enrolled, follow these simple steps to self-enroll:

Self-Enroll Instructions: 

  1. Log into Canvas 
  2. Click the following link or copy-and-paste into your web browser’s address bar: https://vccs.instructure.com/enroll/PR9NKJ
  3. Click the button in the upper right for Enroll in course.
  4. The course should now appear on your Canvas dashboard.

Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Lord Fairfax Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.  

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

View all financial aid, payment options, and more HERE.

Academic Plan, Course List, and Program Information

Student Testimonials

“A huge part of what I do today has to be credited to LFCC’s IT program.  Working in the IT industry, is something I’ve wanted to do ever since I came to the United States 15 years ago.  The LFCC IT program has had a huge impact in my career.”

“It is solely due to my education studying IT that this job was even possibly attainable for me.  I had a firm understanding of how the process should work due to the classes I took. Of course the database class came in handy. The systems analysis class was another big one for my current job.  The choice I made to go back to school has changed my life and I couldn’t be happier that it was LFCC as I have had such a great experience there.”

“I found the job listing in the IST Curriculum job opportunities posting and I would like to thank LFCC for providing me with the resources to achieve my goals and push me to another step closer to my dreams.”

“After I graduated, I was selected by [the company I now work for] as their IT/network tech. I was fortunate to be picked from a list of 300 other candidates. I loved my IT classes.  I can say that LFCC opened the gate for my dream job. Without my education and without you the teachers at LFCC, I would not be able today to “play” with fiber optics, networks, servers, etc.”

“I am in my second week and am loving the job and applying the knowledge I received from LFCC. Our Network Operations Supervisor, Systems Analyst, and Network Support Technician in this IT department also graduated from LFCC in the last 10 years.”

“I am entering my second year at LFCC, majoring in Information Systems Technology with a Cyber Security Certificate.  I am working with the PC Specialist Team at Winchester Medical Center as a paid intern in the Information Systems Department. Thank you so much!” …. UPDATED … I have enjoyed interning at WMC. Two months ago, I was hired as an employee and am now a PC Specialist here. Very excited about that. Thank you so much for always sending job opportunities to us!”

“I am emailing you to express my gratitude and appreciation to Lord Fairfax Community College and all of its staff. I am truly blessed to be given the opportunity to go back to school.

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