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

* This program is financial aid eligible.

Information Technology - Network Management

Long Term

Formerly known as

Network Security

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 local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems
  • Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems
  • Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information

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

View the open lab schedule.

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

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“I really love how hands-on this program is. Learning on physical equipment gives you an idea of what it will be like on the job. In the Network Security program I am constantly working with diverse teams using real equipment and I feel like that is great preparation for real-life work in the industry. I have met a lot of great friends and mentors in this program too.”

—Brianna Trout