Rock Valley College

IT Network Technician ICAPS

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 The IT Network Technician ICAPS is a short-term program that helps prepare students for employment in the computer field as a computer user support specialist, help desk technician, user support specialist or computer technical support. Qualifying students earn a college certificate with academic support.

Program Includes:

  •  Academic support in the college courses (CIS, PCT)
  • An additional academic support class that provides assistance with college coursework and assistance with increasing academic skills and English language skills
  • Transition to college and help with any obstacles that arise
  • Assistance with the financial aid process
  • Books and materials that are provided at no cost
  • Employability skills and assistance with job search
  • Preparation for the CompTIA A+ and Network+ exams
Financial Assistance may be available


Target Population:

  • Former or current adult education students
  • GED graduates
  • Prospective students whose first language is not English
  • Prospective students who place into developmental reading on the ACCUPLACER placement test
  • Prospective students attempting college for the second time


Fall Semester

  • CIS 102 – Intro to Computers and Information Systems (3 credits)
  • PCT 270 – Intro to UNIX/Linux (3 credits)
  • Academic Support course

Spring Semester

  • PCT 110 - Networking Essentials (3 credits)
  • PCT 262 – A+ Essentials (3 credits)
  • Academic Support course

Students can go to school part-time and earn a college certificate within a year. Classes are in the evenings on the main campus. 

The ICAPS application is open for Fall Semester 2022.

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For more information, contact the Transitions Coordinator, Jenny Morgan, at 815-921-4296 or