Have you always been interested in computers but lacked the skills to be an information technology professional?
To learn more, call WVJC today or Request Information.
The world of technology is exciting, fast paced, and constantly changing. If you are someone that thinks technology is cool and could see yourself doing it for a living, this career may be your answer!
In this program, you will earn an Associate Degree in Information Technology. You will learn to troubleshoot computers and understand how they work. You will build websites, manage networks and much more! You'll also learn business management skill that employers are looking for.
You will learn how to:
- Build websites
- Manage computer networks
- Build computer systems
- Diagnose and troubleshoot issues
- Advise online security and privacy issues
- Perform computer maintenance
- Build, network, and manage servers
- Manage databases
With your Associate Degree, you could:
- Run computer networks for a company
- Work as a computer service technician
- Work as a computer repair person
- Work as a computer consultant
- Answer customers' computer questions at a help desk
Externships and Certifications
At WVJC, we know your goal is to get in to your dream career fast. We've designed our Information Technology program to meet your career goals and the needs of local employers. Experience and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to employers.
“The teachers and the staff at the junior college are great. They're now friends of mine.”
“The teachers are real helpful and the environment is focused on what you are trying to learn, and what you want to turn into a career.”
As one of our Information Technology students you will complete an externship as part of your program. This on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you’ve learned in the real world with real people. This experience is invaluable and also allows you to showcase your skills to employers in your area who hire IT professionals.
Not only does our Information Technology program prepare you to be job ready, but it's also designed to prepare you for certification exams which can strengthen your appeal in the job market. Some of the certifications our students are qualified to take include:
- Certified Cisco Entry Network Technician
- Certified Cisco Network Associate
- A+ Certified Technician
- Network+ Certified
- Server+ Certified
West Virginia Junior College is incorporating Cisco training that will prepare students to create and manage network infrastructures. Cisco is the recognized worldwide leader relative to information technology infrastructure.
WVJC will deliver a comprehensive Cisco learning experience to help students develop ICT skills for entry-level career opportunities and globally recognized career certifications.
Students will receive extensive training understanding and managing the Open System Interconnect (OSI). Emphasis will placed on understanding the 7 layers information "packets" have to transcend to complete the electronic communicative process.
Certified Cisco Entry Network Technician: (CCENT)
WVJC students will be trained to sit for the CCENT certification which is the first level exam encompassing CISCO skill sets. Training for this certification focuses on programming CISCO routers utilizing the Command Line Interface (CLI) to manage subnets thereby streamlining and making digital communications more efficient.
Additional training includes managing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers which automatically leases IP addresses and other information for individual work stations.
Certified Cisco Network Associate: (CCNA)
WVJV students will then prepare to sit for the CCNA certification. This more advanced certification will further the student mastery of the CLI which will allow the student to perform and create more complex programming routines utilizing CISCO routers and switches.
Students will also become proficient with the Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) as well as develop higher level security skills including building more complicated firewalls.
Businesses need computers, networks and technology. You could be the one who makes it happen! Be a professional, have a career and achieve financial security. To learn more about the program, call WVJC today or Request Information.