Al Leaston, Assistant Dean
919-536-7200, ext. 4314
Duke Street North, room 133

* This program is financial aid eligible.

Information Technology - IT & Cloud Systems Administration

Long Term

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.
  • Install, configure, and support an organization’s Internet-connected workstation and server systems
  • Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate software and service installations
  • Plan, implement, and monitor networking, compute, and storage systems with virtualization and Cloud platforms

Find information about credit by exam and academic credit for professional credentials. Also see Industry Certification-related Content Taught in IT Courses (PDF).

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Fall Application Deadline is Jun 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees


Degree Type

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


Main Campus

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
CTI-110 Web, Programming, and Database, Foundation 3
CTI-120 Network and Security Foundation 3
CTS-115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3
CTS-120 Hardware/Software Support 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3

Suggested Paths

headshot of Beau George in front of computer

“I thought I knew a lot before I got here, but I found out that I didn’t. I’ve learned so much. It’s been great, I really feel like it’s prepared me for the workforce. I’m switching careers from accounting to I.T. since there’s so much opportunity in this area and this program has prepared me to do the job.”

—Beau George