Information, Network, and Web Technology (INWT)

What is Information, Network, and Web Technology (INWT)?
INWT is defined as a broad area of study that focuses on delivering curriculum across the core competencies of information technology (IT): technical knowledge and skill; planning and organization; problem solving and prevention; communication and service; and teamwork and accountability.

Our INWT Program
New categorizations for IT workers reflect today’s business needs and the changing landscape of the work environment. Organizations are moving away from distinct, narrowly focused "jobs" and into an environment where the complexities of work require broader skills and flexibility. Work assignments may even change on a daily basis. In order to respond to this cultural change, the new job classifications encompass a broad array of duties and responsibilities.

In our Information Technology Management and 
Cybersecurity areas of study students will have the opportunity to:
1.      Gain fundamental knowledge of information and technology systems, emphasizing organizational and global perspectives of management and security.
2.      Practice using current technologies in the creation, organization, storage, analysis, evaluation, communication, and secure transmission of information.
3.      Apply knowledge of human and organizational behavior to identify risk and predict and remediate vulnerabilities in information and technology assets;
4.      Understand and know how to apply legal and ethical standards to the world of electronic data.
5.      Demonstrate competency in foundational topics through hands-on activities in a controlled environment while applying communication and critical thinking skills.

In addition, San Diego City College has partnered with CompTIA, EC-Council, Microsoft, Oracle, and VMware to bring students a robust and affordable industry certification training program. Students will be prepared to take high demand certifications, such as: CompTIA Security+, Network+, and Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP); EC-Council Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH); and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

Careers and Jobs Outlook
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024, in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the Internet in what is commonly referred to as the “Internet of things,” and the continued demand for mobile computing. 

Some common career opportunities for those with an associate degree and/or industry certifications, include: computer support specialists, network and systems administrators, and information security analysts. 

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $82,860 in May 2016, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,040.

Are You Ready to Work in INWT?
Our Information Technology program is more than just IT: it is part of a longstanding tradition of innovation, growth and enrichment. Whether you are a new or continuing student, work in a career technical industry and need training, or just want to learn how to use a computer, by pursuing your IT degree or certificate you will gain specialized knowledge that can help achieve your goals. You choose whether to pursue your IT degree online or on campus, and let us help prepare you for a changing world.