Information Technology

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Computer Technology Integration Program

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector or 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.

Coursework 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.

Information Technology Specialties

Why Information Technology?

Employable Skills
IT is designed to be a program that can quickly respond to industry needs. WCC meets with industry Advisory Committees annually to determine the needs of local employers. With IT we can quickly adjust our curriculum to meet those needs. Therefore, a student in IT can be assured they are being trained on current and trending skills for the industry.

Multiple On and Off Ramps
IT has various certificates built into the program that can be obtained in a semester or two. Students can stop there or continue on to a diploma, which is typically a one-year program. The Associate in Applied Science degree is designed to be completed in two years, however, this can vary per student.

Specialties
IT contains three specialties which allow a student to select their area of interest:

  • Computer Programming
  • Game Development
  • Network Management

In addition to the three specialties listed above, IT also offers a 16-hour Cyber Security certificate option, C25590CS. This certificate was added to address the growing need for expertise within the field of cyber security. Students in this certificate take courses in Network & Security, Computer Crime Investigations, Data Recovery, as well as a Criminal Justice elective. These courses are easily integrated into the IT curriculum, as well as our Criminal Justice degree. See your advisor for more details.

2+ Options (University Transfer)
There are 2+ options available for IT. This means that a student can complete an AAS degree with us, and then transfer with junior status to a four-year university. See our list below of 2+ universities we partner with for more information.

Industry Certifications
There are many industry certification opportunities with IT courses. Industry-recognized certifications are valuable when applying for jobs or advancing your career related to Information Technology. “91% of hiring managers believe IT certifications are valuable in validating expertise.”

Below are IT courses that prepare students for industry certification. WCC has a testing center located on campus in Kendrick/Church Hall. See your course instructor for more specific information on sitting for an industry certification.


Certification
 Microsoft Office Specialist Word
Preparatory Course 
CIS 110 Intro to Computers


Certification
Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint
Preparatory Course
CIS 110 Intro to Computers


Certification
Microsoft Office Specialist Excel
Preparatory Course
CTS 130 Spreadsheet


Certification
Microsoft Office Specialist Access
Preparatory Course
DBA 110 Database Concepts


Certification
CompTIA A+
Preparatory Course
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support


Certification
CompTIA Network+
Preparatory Courses
CTI 120 Network & Security Foundation
NET 125 Introduction to Networks
NET 126 Routing Basics
NET 225 Routing and Switching I
NET 226 Routing and Switching II


Certification
CompTIA Security+
Preparatory Course
SEC 110 Security Concepts


Certification
CCENT: Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician
Preparatory Courses
CTI 120 Network & Security Foundation
NET 125 Introduction to Networks
NET 126 Routing Basics


Certification
CCNA Routing and Switching: Cisco Certified Network Associate
Preparatory Courses
CTI 120 Network & Security Foundation
NET 125 Introduction to Networks
NET 126 Routing Basics
NET 225 Routing and Switching I
NET 226 Routing and Switching II


Certification
CCNA Security: Cisco Certified Network Associate
Preparatory Courses
CTI 120 Network & Security Foundation
NET 125 Introduction to Networks
NET 126 Routing Basics
NET 225 Routing and Switching I
NET 226 Routing and Switching II
ITN 150 Internet Protocols


Certification
3ds Max Certified User
Preparatory Courses
SGD 114 3D Modeling
SGD 214 3D Modeling II
SGD 162 SG 3D Animation


Certification
CHFI: Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator
Preparatory Courses
CCT 121 Computer Crime Investigation
CCT 240 Data Recovery Techniques
CCT 241 Advanced Data Recovery

Contact Information

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Melonie Kilby, MBA
Chair of Business and Technologies
Phone: 336-838-6163
mjkilby410@wilkescc.edu
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Michael Souther, MA
Lead Instructor - Information Technology - Computer Programming
Phone: 336-838-6428
mesouther249@wilkescc.edu
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Randy Gambill, AA
Lead Instructor - Information Technology - Network Management
Phone: 336-838-6564
rcgambill862@wilkescc.edu
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Jere Miles, MS
Lead Instructor - Information Technology - Game Development
Phone: 336-838-6437
jdmiles944@wilkescc.edu
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Debi McGuire, MS
Instructor - Information Technology
Phone: 336-838-6524
dmmcguire097@wilkescc.edu
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