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Information Technology

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.

Three Different Information Technology Associate’s Degree Concentrations are available:

Course Work

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.

About Our Curriculum

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.

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.

Potential Careers for Graduates

An Associate’s degree or certificate in Health Information Technology is a rewarding career and a vital part of supporting how healthcare services are delivered to lower cost and improve access to care. According to the US Department of Labor, jobs in Health Information Technology are expected to increase by 20% by 2026.

Where Do Graduates Work in McDowell County and Western NC?

Employment Opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physician offices, hospice, and mental health facilities. 

Typical Salary (Entry-Level)

$28,000 – $32,000 annually; $13.50 – $15.50 per hour

Salary Snapshot by the American Health Information Management

Career Information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook

Published by the United States Department of Labor:

Computer Support Specialist
Web Developer

About Our Curriculum

Information Systems-Certificate (Basic)

C25590A

11.0103

Information Systems-Certificate (Basic) / Pathway

C25590AP

11.0103

Information Systems-Certificate (Advanced)

C25590B

11.0103

Software & Web Development-Associate Degree

A25590C

11.0103

Software & Web Dev-Certificate (Basic)

C25590E

11.0103

Software & Web Dev-Certificate (Basic) / Pathway

C25590EP

11.0103

Software & Web Dev-Certificate (Advanced)

C25590F

11.0103

Web Admin & Design-Associate Degree

A25590D

11.0103

Web Admin & Design-Certificate (Basic)

C25590G

11.0103

Web Admin & Design-Certificate (Basic) / Pathway

C25590GP

11.0103

Web Admin & Design-Certificate (Advanced)

C25590H

11.0103

Information Systems-Associate Degree

A25590A

11.0103

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Program Major Code

CIP Code

Related classes and additional information can be found in the MTCC Catalog.