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Information Technology - Business Support A.A.S. (A25590B)

Location(s): Carrington-Scott Campus (Graham Campus)


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Program Description

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.

Articulation Agreements

  • East Carolina University (Pirate Promise)-BS in Information Technology
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University-BS in Electronics Technology
  • North Carolina Central University (Eagle Access)-BS in Computer Science
  • Western Governors University

Program Description

The Information Technology (IT)-Business Support curriculum provides a broad overview and foundation of all areas of IT. 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, 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 the technology sector as help desk agents, technical support technicians, designers, testers, system administrators, software developers, or programmers who use computer software and/or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems and technology.

Students completing this program will be prepared for multiple industry certification exams including CompTIA A+, Security+, Network+, MTA (Database Fundamentals, Networking Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals), and MOS (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Analyze, design, develop, and test a solution to a real-world programming problem.
  • Develop an information technology security policy for an organization.
  • Prototype and troubleshoot a network topology using a network simulation tool.
  • Develop and execute a Linux shell script to automate an administrative task.
  • Give a professional, technical presentation pertaining to information technology.

First Year


Semester Total: 17 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 13 Credit Hour(s)


Spring 2nd Semester


Semester Total: 23 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 15 Credit Hour(s)


Summer 3rd Semester


Semester Total: 7 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 6 Credit Hour(s)


Second Year


Semester Total: 20 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 15 Credit Hour(s)


Spring 5th Semester


Semester Total: 18-45 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 15 Credit Hour(s)


Total: 64 Credit Hour(s)


Total: 85-112 Contact Hour(s)


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