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Information Technology Pathways

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Why Information Technology?

Information Technology is an excellent career for technically savvy students who enjoy working with computers.

Computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 12 percent over the next ten years according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Depending on your program of study, course work will develop your ability to create, store, communicate, exchange, and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies.

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About the Program

We know information technology, and after you attend our IT program, you will too. Educational pathways in our Associate Degree in Applied Science include Computer Programming and Development, Network Management, Support and Service, or Web Administration and Design. You may also choose from a variety of shorter diploma and certificate programs to jump start a new career or enhance you current career. You will get hands-on experience and skills to become a designer, tester, support technician, system administrator, developer or programmer who uses computer software and/or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in areas such as database services, business intelligence, healthcare informatics, and others depending on the technical path you select.

 

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Our Graduates

Graduates qualify for employment in entry-level positions in businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies that rely on computer systems to design products and manage information.
Graduates will acquire knowledge necessary to take industry-recognized certification exams.

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Faculty Contacts

William Barry
(828) 694-1772
w_barry@blueridge.edu

 

Jim Duckworth
(828) 694-1871
jamesd@blueridge.edu

 

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