Craven Community College faculty are actively engaged in the latest technology, and the college’s Information Technology program has options to help fill the bill for many employment opportunities locally, across the state and nationwide.
The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment as Information Technology analysts, designers, technicians, administrators, developers, or programmers with organizations that use computers to design, process, manage, and communicate information.
Students will select a cluster of classes that highlight specific technical paths such as Business Applications, Cyber Security, Data Support Services, IT Support, IT Support-Medical, Network Management, and Software and Web Development. Each emphasis leads to certificates and diplomas within the program, and ultimately students graduate with an AAS degree in IT with an emphasis in the identified track.
Coursework develops a student’s ability to communicate professionally and think critically. Students also learn to apply programming logic principles, identify security risks, select appropriate hardware and software computer components, evaluate operating system performance and use various business software applications.
Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies that rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams from Microsoft, Comp-TIA, CISCO and others.
Graduates should qualify for entry-level positions with industry, small business, service occupations, and government offices in the following areas:
- Computer support specialists
- Database administrators
- Information systems managers
- Telecommunications specialists
- Web developers
IT students can train and test for a variety of industry-recognized certifications, including A+, Security+ and Net+. Craven is a Microsoft Academy and provides certification testing for the Microsoft Office Specialist certifications.
While the AAS is a degree leading to immediate job placement upon graduation, Craven Community College has a special relationship for transfer of some of the IT clusters to a BS degree in Industrial Technology with East Carolina University.
Degree Requirements and Proposed Schedules
Diploma Requirements and Proposed Schedules
Interested in Cyber Security? Check out the Craven Community College Cyber Collective.
Dean of Career Programs
IT Lead Instructor
IT Lead Advisor
IT Academy Administrator
Dr. Bruce Waugh