IT Fast Track

IT Fast Track

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You could be just 15 months away from a new career in Networking Systems.

Mountwest Community & Technical College’s Information Technology Networking Systems Fast Track option allows you to earn your associate degree and a handful of industry-recognized credentials in the shortest possible time frame.

The Fast Track path of study involves 15 months of IT training, during which all students take a full semester course load and move through four sequential semesters as a cohort group. During the fourth semester, each student participates in a network practicum and IT internship.


The Fast Track program offers comprehensive network training and equips students with highly marketable IT skills and certifications:

  • A one-year certificate in CCNA
  • A one-year certificate in MCSE
  • And your associate degree in Information Technology

You can also earn professional IT certifications for:

  • CompTIA’s A+ Hardware & Operating Systems
  • Cisco’s CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification
  • Microsoft’s Server MCSA, MCSE & Virtualization

The A+, CISCO and Microsoft credentials are the premier certifications for professionals who analyze the business requirements and design and implement the infrastructure for business solutions based on CISCO networking IT infrastructures, Microsoft Windows platform and Microsoft Server software. These certifications are the most widely recognized and sought after technical certifications in the IT industry.

The salary range for the entire state of West Virginia in the computer network specialists area is between $40,000 and $70,000.*

*May 2013 West Virginia Bureau of Labor Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the Metropolitan Area of Huntington.

How to Apply

Due to program intensity, the Fast Track path is recommended for highly motivated individuals interested in becoming (or advancing their career as) an IT professional.

Entry into the program is made through a selective application process each spring. A new cohort begins in early summer.

Contact the Office of Admissions at 304.710.3361 or to get started on your fast track toward a rewarding career.

Listen to our IT Fast Track Podcast here.