Computer Information Management

IT’s All Good… Cutting-Edge Careers in Computer Tech

IT jobs are in-demand across all industries. You probably already knew that. But did you know that 39 percent of all California job openings will be in information and communications technology-related fields by 2022? And because all businesses rely on computers in some way, information management professionals are highly sought- after across all sectors.

Surprisingly, companies in Orange County and around the nation report a lack of qualified candidates with the up-to-date skills necessary to manage their information networks. This is why Irvine Valley College offers 13 degrees and certificates, all designed to provide the practical and theoretical knowledge students need to enter the ever-expanding IT workforce.

Associate degrees in Administrative  Assistant, Computer Applications, Local Area Networks (Cisco) and Web Authoring give students the hands-on skills they need to do everything from managing basic office operations to administering full Cisco networks. 

For those interested in upgrading their current skills or entering the workforce more quickly, IVC offers Certificates of Achievement in Administrative Assistant, Business Information Worker, Computer Applications, Local Area Networks (Cisco) and Web Authoring, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in A+, Network+, and Linux+; CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Routing and Switching; Office Assistant; Spreadsheets; and Web Page Authoring.

Designed in close collaboration with local businesses and industries to ensure relevant and state-of-the-art training, courses combine classroom lectures and demonstrations with individual, hands-on training in laboratory settings. 

No matter what your career goals are, IVC’s flexible scheduling options, affordable tuition, and future-focused courses make a degree or certificate from the Computer Information Management department a bold choice leading to a brighter future!

Ready to launch a Future BUILT career in CIM? It all starts at Irvine Valley College!


What You Need to Know

What Degrees and Certificates Are Available to Me?
IVC offers a variety of program types to help build your future-proof career! 

Associate in Science (AS) Degree
These two-year college degrees are designed for students who want to gain in-depth understanding of a particular field in order to enter a specific profession or to prepare for further education at a technical or trade school, or a 4-year college or university.

IVC Offers AS Degrees in:
Administrative Assistant
Computer Applications
Local Area Networks – Cisco 
Web Authoring

Certificate of Achievement (COA)
Certificates of Achievement are state-approved certificates that acknowledge workplace competencies and job readiness in a particular field. In many cases, the courses that comprise a certificate of achievement are the same as those required for an associate degree, minus the General Education courses.

IVC Offers COAs in:
Administrative Assistant
Business Information Worker
Computer Applications
Local Area Networks – Cisco 
Web Authoring

Certificate of Proficiency (COP)
Certificates of Proficiency acknowledge basic workplace abilities and are designed for students who want to enter the workforce quickly or upgrade their job skills. These certificates have a total credit requirement of less than 18 units and are designed and approved by local business leaders in order to make them as practical as possible. 

IVC Offers COPs in:
A+, Network+, Linux+
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Routing & Switching
Office Assistant
Web Page Authoring

Make sure your class schedule is built for success. Visit the course catalog to see what classes you need to earn your degree or certificate in Computer Information Management.

Irvine Valley College is proud to provide our communities with affordable, accessible Career Education opportunities. Click for details on on program costs and fees for the following program areas:

Administrative Assistant
Business Information Worker
Computer Application
Computer Information Management
Local Area Networks: Cisco
Web Authoring

Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants

Want to learn how financial aid, scholarships and grants can make college more affordable? IVC’s Financial Aid Office has all the information you need!

School of Business Sciences
Department Offices: 949-451-5310

Roopa Mathur, PhD
Professor, Computer Information Management

Carolina Kussoy
Associate Professor, Computer Information Management 

Michael Salviani, MBA
Assistant Professor, Computer Information Management

Bennet Tchaikovsky, JD, CPA
School Chair/Associate Professor, Business Sciences 
Contact by Email Form

Traci Fahimi
Dean, Business Sciences
(949) 451-5204

IVC Computer Information Systems graduates are building successful futures in careers like these, and more! Here are some in-demand job titles and their average yearly salaries.

Network Support Specialists = $66,547 
User Support Specialists = $54,854 
Computer Systems Analysts = $90,394 
Database Administrators = $88,166 
Software Application Developers = $111,898 
Computer Programmers = $86,419 
Web Developers = $70,963 
Information Security Analysts = $100,051 

Average Salary In This Field

Average Salary In This Field

$66,547 to
Per Year

Potential Careers

Potential Careers

Web Developer
Database Administrator
User Support Specialist

Have Questions? Talk To A Counselor!

You’ve made an independent choice to boost your life and career through Career Education at IVC… but you’re not alone! Talk to a counselor for information on getting started, planning your career pathway, and more!

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“I loved all the classes at IVC. Professors are very professional and friendly. I would encourage everyone who needs a change in career to take courses at IVC.”
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