This comprehensive information technology program is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the microcomputer / telecommunications industry and is taught on a professional level that can provide for both job entry and future growth. Students receive practical, hands-on training through a combination of classroom and lab experience and receive a new laptop computer* to use in IADT's wireless classrooms. Graduates of our information technology curriculum can expect their initial employment to be in the areas of local/wide area networking, microcomputer or Internet service provider support staff, telecommunications, microcomputer troubleshooting or entry-level programming depending on their chosen track. The general education component enhances these technical skills by adding broad-based problem-solving and human relations insights. The normal program length is 18 months of instruction. Upon successful completion of all graduation requirements, graduates are awarded an Associate Degree in Specialized Business in Computer Information Management.