Information Technology

Information Technology

This degree program covers general information technology concepts, Microsoft Office applications, networking and security fundamentals, computer upgrade and repair, imaging and deploying computers, virtualization basics, operating systems (Windows, Windows Server, Linux), and training end-users. Many of the courses cover industry-recognized certifications required for entry-level support technician positions.  More details about certifications are available on the instructor’s website.

CLICK HERE to meet our IT graduates. Learn about their impressive MCC accomplishments and the new careers they secured. All graduates obtained employment within 90 days of graduating.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology

To earn the BSIT Information and Computer Technology concentration, students transfer the AAS in Information Technology to East Carolina University (ECU) and then complete the remaining program requirements at ECU (fully online or on campus). For more information click here!

The Profession

For over two decades, computer information technology has had tremendous growth as a profession. The potential for advancement is unlimited for an individual who thrives on change. As the profession becomes more specialized, individuals can continue to increase their marketability through continuing education, obtaining specialized certifications.

According to the NC Department of Commerce occupational projections through 2018 for individuals with an associate degree, computer support specialists are second only to registered nurses in the highest number of annual job openings and highest average salaries in the state. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a 14% increase in these jobs nationally through 2018. Additionally, information technology graduates for both NC community colleges and the UNC System, realize some of the highest growth in wages in technology support jobs over a 10-year period. (Carolina Demography. https://www.ncdemography.org/2019/11/01/degrees-and-credentials-with-highest-growth-in-wages/).

The computer user support specialist occupation was ranked as a 5-star job (highest ranking) by the NC Department of Commerce. (NCDC Labor & Economic Analysis. https://nccareers.org/starjobs/star_jobs.html).

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Co-curricular Activities

Phi Beta Lambda is a voluntary campus organization that provides students with leadership opportunities to gain valuable experience for the job market. Students participate in activities such as promoting their profession in the community; fundraising and outreach projects; and networking with people, agencies and organizations that play a vital role in their profession. Students have the opportunity to attend state and national conferences and compete with other students in various areas of specialization in the business professions.

 

Select any Option below to see a step-by-step guide to program completion, admissions, costs, financial aid, and more.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM OPTIONS
PROGRAM OPTIONS REQUIRED HOURS GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT
Associate in Applied Science Degree 69 semester hours N/A
IT Support & Services Certificate 18 semester hours Gainful Employment
 

FACULTY
Mabry, Marsha
Mabry, Marsha

Mabry, Marsha
Department Chair, Information Technology