Information Technology

 

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Program Overview
The Information Technology program at WNCC prepares students for entry level positions in industry, or to continue their education at a four-year college or university.
 
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology Technical Support offers flexibility to students wanting to start a career in Information Technology after graduation. Students work with different desktop and server operating systems such as Linux and Windows Server, network design, database design and management, network and server administration. Certifications, hands on experience, and internships are recommended to start a successful IT career.
 
The Associate of Arts in Information Technology prepares a student to continue their education at a four-year college/university for a management, network administration, desktop support, operations, or other IT career.
 
The Associate of Arts in CyberSecurity provides students with the fundamental knowledge needed to continue their education at four-year college/university. This prepares them for a career in the growing computer security field.
 
The Associate of Science in Computer Science offers the principles, design and practice of software development. NASA fellowships provide opportunities for programming robotics, drones, remote control aircraft, and other devices. The WNCC Math and Science club, open to all WNCC students, participates in an annual robotics competition.

All courses for this program are offered in person and online using Blackboard Collaborate, an online classroom where students can attend live online or watch recordings on their own schedule. Instructors have current industry experience, current certifications, and attend faculty development training to stay up-to-date with changes in Information Technology. Hands on labs, small class sizes, experienced and certified instructors provide real life learning.

Students can achieve industry-accepted certifications such as CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, and Microsoft Office Specialist. Practice tests and certification exams are available free to qualified students.

Degrees & Certificates

  • Associate of Arts in Information Technology
  • Associate of Arts in CyberSecurity
  • Associate of Science in Computer Science
  • Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Technical Support
  • Certificate in Information Technology Technical Support

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Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2014, the median pay for Computer and Information Systems Managers holding at least a bachelor's degree was $127,640 per year. Growth in jobs for Computer and Information Systems Managers for the decade 2014- 2024 was projected to be 15%, faster than average. (bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm)

Gainful Employment (GE) Program Disclosures
NOTE: applies only to diploma and certificates, not associate degrees

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require institutions to report certain information to students who enroll in Title IV-eligible education programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE programs. 

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