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2022-2023 General Catalog 
    
2022-2023 General Catalog

Information Technology, A.A.S.: Emphasis in Networking and Cyber Security


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A25590N 

Total credit hours: 66

Emphasis in Network and Cyber Security Studies

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s 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 based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

Division Chair: Jennifer Sink

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Create web pages using markup tools
  2. Perform networking mathematical operations
  3. Install and manage computer operating systems
  4. Create business documents using appropriate computer applications

In addition, depending on the emphasis chosen, the student should be able to:

  • Create a networking system (Network and Cyber Security)

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Students must demonstrate English and mathematics “college readiness” levels, via college-level English/math courses or by completion of or waiver credit for specified “transition” or co-requisite courses.

Technical Standards

In addition to Davidson-Davie requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of this program.  Information Technology Technical Standards (PDF opens in new window)  

Transfer Options

Decision to accept transfer courses must be approved by the division chair.

Students who complete this program may have opportunities to continue their education through the following 4-year institutions:

  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Curriculum Guide

Full-time and part-time schedules are available.

See below for an example of a full time pathway.

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