SAN MARCOS (March 11, 2016) – Palomar College’s online degree program in Information Technology has been named “one of the best in the country” for 2016 by

Palomar College ranked 13 and was the only California college included in the list of the 25 that were named best in the country for online associate degree programs in Information Technology. compared colleges for their 2016 assessments based on “a basic formula: Academic Quality + Online Offerings + Cost and Student Aid = Final Score.”

According the the website, “Information technology (IT) professionals play a pivotal role in the world today, with IT services largely focused on providing businesses with tech support, and the maintenance and upkeep of hardware and software. Typically, a company’s IT team is responsible for all the hardware and software an organization uses, including servers and internet setup…A fully online associate degree in IT is an excellent first step toward an entry-level position in the industry.”

“We are proud to be acknowledged as a leader in online IT education,” said Rand Green, chair of Palomar’s Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) department. “This is a testament to the passion and dedication of our many talented faculty and staff members who enjoy sharing their numerous years of experience with the community. Hearing stories from our diverse student population of how their experience at Palomar College provided them with the skills they need to successfully begin or further their career in Information Technology is what makes the process truly rewarding for us and encourages us to make our programs even better. Our offerings in Computer Network Administration, Information Systems and Web Technologies provide hands on training, providing individuals the skills they need to enter the IT field.”


For more information o Palomar’s CSIT program, visit

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