Information Technology

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Information Technology program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in managing, troubleshooting and securing networks. Students learn to install, configure and troubleshoot software and hardware on networks, desktop and mobile devices and to manage various network protocols on both Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks. Training is provided in configuring and maintaining servers, routers and switches. Our new cyber security curriculum is designed to provide a solid theoretical understanding of cyber security challenges, tools and techniques, as well as to develop the foundations of a professional cyber security skill set that can be applied to different network environments such as Enterprise IT, Industrial/Utility, Medical Network and Data Security. Curriculum is designed for those who wish to become network administrators, support technicians and systems managers. Following this intensive training, students will be eligible to take certification exams in the areas of client operating systems, server operating systems, Cisco, A+, Network+ and Security+.  

Meet The Instructors

Melissa Hula has been a Business and Information Technology instructor at Autry since 1988.  She has a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University.  Melissa is a National Board Certified Teacher.  She has earned her A+, Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Technology Associate industry certifications. 

She was selected as Oklahoma’s Business Education Teacher of the Year. Melissa joins the other instructors in the department as a sponsor of the student organization, Business Professionals of America.  

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Barbara Leathers has been a Business and Information Technology instructor at Autry since 1983. She has her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oklahoma State University.  She has also earned her CCNA, Network+, Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Technology Associate industry certifications. 

 Barbara is a National Board Certified Teacher. She was selected as Oklahoma’s Business Education Teacher of the Year.  She is also a sponsor of the student organization, Business Professionals of America.

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