Information Technology

Information technology has become an integral part of modern life. Among its most important functions are the efficient transmission of information and the storage and analysis of information.

Network and computer system administrators, network architects, database administrators, computer security specialists, Web administrators, and Web developers normally work in well-lighted, comfortable offices or computer laboratories. Most work about 40 hours a week. However, about 15% of network and systems administrators; 14% of database administrators; and about 16% of network systems and data communications analysts (which includes network architects, telecommunications specialists, Web administrators, and Web developers) worked more than 50 hours per week in 2008. Some of these workers may be required to be "on call" outside of normal business hours in order to resolve system failures or other problems. As computer networks expand, more of these workers may be able to perform their duties from remote locations, reducing or eliminating the need to travel to the customer's workplace.

Technology Associate Degree options:

Animation and Game Developer - Students gain an in-depth understanding about a wide range of subjects including animation and game development. Our students acquire the knowledge and techniques used to create interactive 2D and 3D computer games in this program. For more information contact Joshua Joseph at 304-710-3397 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Geospatial Science & Technology:

The application of satellite imaging, aerial photography, remote sensing and geographical information systems is a growing field that can be applied in various careers. This program will not only teach students skills in image enhancement and data analysis, but also give them the ability to apply this knowledge in decision making situations. For more information contact Dr. Randall Jones at 304-710-3405 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Network Systems Administration (MCITP):

The Microsoft® IT Academy can help you gain the skills and prepare for the certification(s) you need. Businesses need skilled employees who are confident with the latest technology. To meet this demand, it is essential that you have the necessary resources and support to make it possible. For more information contact Mr. Patrick Smith at 304-710-3398 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Network Systems Development (CCNA):

Students gain information technology knowledge and hands-on experience through our membership with the Cisco Networking Academy. This program earns students an information technology degree and Cisco CCNA Certification to help them attain one of the estimated eight million networking jobs around the world. For more information contact Jack Locher at 304-710-3402 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Network Systems Security

Pursue a rewarding career with network systems security in a variety of positions including information security specialist, database security specialist, Web application security specialist, LAN administrator, junior network administrator, and technical support specialist (Tier II and Tier III). For more information contact Patrick Smith at 304-710-3398 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Web Developer

This highly-specialized Web Developer program will prepare you for a career as a Web master or Web developer. You will become proficient in technologies necessary to develop and continually enhance the end product: a well-designed, easy-to-use Web site. For more information contact Kim Preece at 304-710-3399 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).