School of Information Technology


Strong connections in the IT Community and with the CW IT Advisory Council are essential to the success of our programs. In response to the needs of the community and society, CW promotes excellence in the field of information technologies and therefore is a sourced Information Technology School for its talented IT professionals.

The College of Westchester School of Information Technology flag bannerThe School of Information Technology offers degrees that prepare you for a dynamic career in the diverse field of Information Technology (IT), as well as satisfy the industry’s demand for IT professionals in network technologies, administration, and service and support of systems and users.

Through practical application of classroom theory in lab environments, students majoring in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, associate in Computer Network Administration degrees or Computer Networking Specialist certificate programs learn the technical skills and gain the theoretical knowledge necessary to understand current computer and network technologies and interpret emerging technologies while developing problem solving, critical thinking, communication and teamwork skills.

In addition, CW is one of 10,000 Cisco Networking Academies in 165 countries. The Cisco Networking Academy delivers a comprehensive, 21st century learning experience to help students develop the foundational information and communication technology (ICT) skills needed to design, build, and manage networks.


"Technology impacts every area of our lives. Understanding the uses of technology and becoming an expert in the field of Information Technology (IT) provides an individual with a cutting edge career opportunity. It's my goal to share with my students the knowledge and skills necessary to become an IT expert. It's my desire that through interactive class sessions, hands-on and virtual labs, and individual and team-based assignments students will take hold of my respect and love for technology, apply their knowledge and skills, and succeed with a career in Information Technology."

Dr. Grace Bonanno headshot Dr. Grace Bonanno
Chairperson and Professor, Computer Networking
Certifications: MCSE, CCNA, CCAI, Network+, MCSA, Security+


Bachelor of Science (BS) – Hegis Code 0701
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program provides a solid foundation of IT skills and knowledge, communication skills, critical thinking and design skills relevant to succeed in an IT career. Students will learn the core competencies needed to plan strategic and effective IT solutions for any organization.

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Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) – Hegis Code 5199
The Computer Network Administration program provides students with a leading edge career education to succeed in today’s technical world. Students study administration, design, support and maintenance of local area and wide area networks through lecture and using Microsoft Windows operating systems and Cisco IOS. The program includes additional non-technical courses to enhance the student’s career opportunities. Graduates of this program are qualified to seek positions in the computer networking field.

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Certificate – Hegis Code 5199
The Computer Networking Specialist program provides a concentrated curriculum in Computer Network Administration. This program is suggested for students with previous computer knowledge. Students study administration, design, support and maintenance of local area and wide area networks through lecture and using Microsoft Windows operating systems and Cisco IOS. This program prepares students for career opportunities in the com­puter networking field. Credits are transferable to the associate degree program, Computer Network Administration.

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