Information Communication Technologies & Digital Media

Business speaks in a digital language. Are you able to interpret it? You will after completing a career program in this training sector. Learn how to run computer systems, network security, qualify for certifications or how to fix cell phone networks. Train to work in services such as I.T., graphic design and e-marketing. These all-encompassing programs bring together computers, business technologies, and programming. Start today to become a digital leader in California.

Career paths & salary info (Median yearly salary)

  • Web Developers $44,824
  • Computer Network Architects $105,477
  • Computer Network Support Specialists $64,979
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $64,022
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator $81,765

SAMPLE OF LOCAL EMPLOYERS

  • Intuit Inc.
  • Viasat, Inc.
  • Teradata Operations, Inc.
  • Cubic Corporation
  • Qualcomm Inc.
  • Sony Electronics Inc.
  • United Support Services
  • Steelcase
  • VerveTM

Did you know?

  • ICT workers develop new innovative products and services that improve productivity of firms across all industries. ICT companies include those in telecommunications, web development, data analytics, cybersecurity, video game development, and computer software.
  • ICT and Digital Media employers place significant value in industry certifications and/or portfolios of previous work.
  • Industry-based certifications are offered by the companies who developed the software, such as Microsoft, Cisco or CompTIA. Certificates are awarded based on completion of coursework and typically require a set number of instructional hours.
  • ICT companies can range from small, innovative startup companies with less than 5 employees to large, global corporations with more than 1,000 employees.
  • 63% of students who graduated from the San-Diego Imperial community colleges’ ICT and Digital Media programs in 2016 were employed after a year of exiting post-secondary education.
Source: San Diego-Imperial Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research & San Diego Workforce Partnership

Programs & Schools

Cuyamaca College

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  • Building Design Industry
  • Business Office Technology
  • CADD Technology
  • Cisco Certified Network Assoc
  • Cisco Network Professional
  • Computer and Information Sci
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Support Technician
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Digital Photography
  • Enterprise Networking
  • Enterprise System Admin
  • Graphic Design
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Networking, Secur & Sys Admin
  • Web Development
  • Building Design Industry
  • Web Design
  • Web Programming
  • Office Software Specialist Level I
  • Office Software Specialist Level II
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Web Graphics
  • Web Programming
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Grossmont College

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  • Business Administration *ADT cert
  • Business Office Technology
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science/Info Systems
  • Cybersecurity and Networking
  • Data Science
  • Info Technology Technician
  • Infomation Technology Support Specialist
  • LAN Support Specialist
  • Marketing
  • Office Software Specialist, Lev I
  • Office Software Specialist, Lev II
  • Virtual Office Assistant
  • Web Design
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Imperial Valley College

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  • Cisco CCNA Discovery
  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Digital Design and Production
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MiraCosta College

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  • Basic Word Processing *
  • Beginning Presentation Software *
  • Beginning Spreadsheets (Excel) *
  • Business Information Worker (BIW)
  • Business of Music
  • Business Productivity Software Applications
  • Business Productivity Software Application Essentials
  • Certiport IC3 Digital Literacy
  • Certiport Microsoft Office
  • CompTIA IT Core Essentials
  • Computer Basics/Keyboarding *
  • Computer Programming Fundamentals
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital and Print Publishing
  • Digital Media Foundations
  • Digital Photography
  • Dramatic Arts Design and Technology
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Essential Computer Skills *
  • Graphic Communication
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Technology
  • Internet, Intermediate *
  • Internet and E-Commerce
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Music Technology
  • Systems Administration
  • Tech Support
  • Video and Animation
  • Video and Media Design
  • Web Design
  • Web Development and Design
  • Word Processing, Intermediate *
  • * Designates noncredit classes
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Palomar College

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  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • Alternative Process Photography
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Information Worker
  • Cinema
  • Commercial Photography Certificate
  • Computer Assisted Drafting
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Network Administration with Emphasis: Cisco
  • Computer Network Administration with Emphasis: Linux
  • Computer Network Administration with Emphasis: Microsoft
  • Computer Science with Emphasis in Video Gaming
  • Digital Animation, Compositing, and Music
  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Prepress Operator
  • Digital Video
  • Drafting Technology: Multimedia
  • Drafting Technology: Technical
  • Drone Technology
  • E-Commerce Design
  • Electronic Publisher
  • E-Marketing
  • Entertainment Technology
  • Fine Art Traditional Photography
  • Foundations in Technical Careers
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Graphic Communications: Emphasis in Digital Distribution
  • Graphic Communications: Emphasis in Management
  • Graphic Communications: Emphasis in Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Information Technology
  • Interactive Media Design: Emphasis in 3D Modeling and Animation
  • Interactive Media Design: Emphasis in Multimedia Design
  • Internet: Graphic Communication Emphasis
  • Management Information Systems
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • New Media Compositing, Authoring, and Distribution
  • Photography
  • Radio and Television
  • Retail Management
  • Screen Printer
  • Social Media
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Technician
  • Video Game Developer
  • Web Data Base Design
  • Web Developer with Emphasis in Java/Open Source
  • Web Developer with Emphasis in Windows
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San Diego City College

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  • Art- Graphic Design
  • Computer Buisness Technology- Buisness Information Worker II
  • Computer Buisness Technology- Buisness Information Worker
  • Computer Buisness Technology- Intro to Buisnes Information Worker
  • Computer Business Technology
  • Computer Information Systems- Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Technician I
  • Computer Information Systems- Game Programming
  • Computer Information Systems- Information Technology Management
  • Computer Information Systems-Cyber Incident Response
  • Computer Information Systems-Cybersecurity
  • Computer Information Systems-Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Computer Information Systems-Desktop Support Technician II
  • Computer Information Systems-Intermediate C++
  • Computer Information Systems-Introduction to C++
  • Computer Information Systems-Microsoft Technology Specialist
  • Computer Information Systems-Network Security
  • Computer Information Systems-Project Management for Information Technology
  • Computer Technical Illustration
  • Digital Music Technician
  • Electronics
  • Electronics- Electronics Communication Systems Option
  • Electronics- Electronics Technician Level I
  • Electronics Macroprocessor/ Microcontroller Design Option
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Technology
  • Music- Audio Production
  • Music- Digital Music Technology
  • Photography
  • Photography- Black and White Photography
  • Photography- Digital Photography
  • Photography- Freelance Photography
  • Photography-Commercial Photography
  • Radio, Television and Film- Broadcast News
  • Radio, Television and Film- Film Production
  • Radio, Television and Film- Media, Management and Marketing
  • Radio, Television and Film- Performance
  • Radio, Television and Film- Radio
  • Radio, Television and Film- Video Production
  • Radio/TV Film
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San Diego Continuing Education

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  • CCNA Routing and Switching *
  • CCNA Security/Network Secturity Specialist *
  • Cybersecurity Analyst *
  • Desktop Technician *
  • Digital Media *
  • Front End Web Developer I *
  • Front End Web Developer II *
  • Linux Server Administration *
  • Mobile Application Development Program *
  • Network Technician (CCENT) *
  • Programming with Python *
  • Server Essentials *
  • Server Essentials *
  • Virtual Datacenter *
  • Web Server Program *
  • Web Server Technologies and Applications *
  • Windows System Administration *
  • * Designates noncredit classes
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San Diego Mesa College

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  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Computer Programming
  • Fashion: Computer Technology - Design
  • Fashion: Computer Technology - Merchandising
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems Technician
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Information Technology: Coding Specialist
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia 3D Animation and Modeling
  • Multimedia Digital Video
  • Multimedia Interactive Media Production
  • Multimedia: Visual Communication
  • Video Game Design & Development
  • Web Development
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San Diego Miramar College

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  • Administrative Assistant
  • Audio Production and Engineering
  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Computer Programming
  • Graphics
  • Graphics-Visual Production
  • Website Designer
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Southwestern College

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  • C++
  • CIS - Comp Prog Emphasis on Applications
  • CIS - Comp Prog Emphasis on Applications- Advanced
  • CIS - Ecommerce Emphasis
  • CIS - Internet Emphasis
  • CIS - Internet Emphasis--Advanced
  • CIS - Internet Emphasis - Basic
  • CIS - Internetwork Technician Emphasis
  • CIS - Microcomputer Applications Emphasis
  • CIS - Operations/Pc Support Specialist Emphasis
  • CIS - Systems Programming Emphasis
  • CIS - Web Database Programmer/Administrator-Lamp
  • CIS - Web Designer
  • CIS - Web Flash Designer
  • CIS - Web Flash Developer and Gaming Animator
  • CIS - Web Search Engine Marketer
  • CIS - Web Site Designer and Developer
  • CIS - Web Shopping Cart Developer
  • CIS - Web Site Ecommerce Administrator
  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting
  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting- Advanced
  • Computer Science
  • Geospatial Technology Technician
  • GIS-Continuing Students/Working Professionals - CT
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Systems
  • Music - Commercial
  • Office Information Systems Professional - Advanced
  • Office Information Systems Professional
  • Office Information Systems Professional - Bilingual
  • Photography and Digital Imaging
  • Professional Photography
  • Project Management
  • Recording Arts and Technology
  • Telemedia
  • Telemedia Production Specialist
  • Telemedia Production Specialist -Advanced
  • Telemedia Technology
  • Virtual Business Office Professional
  • Virtual Business Office Support Professional
  • Virtual Business Professional
  • * Designates noncredit classes
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Student Story: Javi Moreno

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