Information Technology (IT)

Information technology (IT) is an important part of any business plan. As a result, IT jobs are among the most in-demand in the country. Industries such as businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies across the globe rely on knowledgeable, skilled information technology professionals to address their data management needs. Central Piedmont's Information Technology degree or certificate programs will prepare you for these highly competitive positions, teaching you how to think creatively, problem solve efficiently, and process information quickly to attract today's leading employers.

What You Will Learn

Our IT degree and certificate programs focus on helping you develop the 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. 

Upon completing the program, you'll be prepared for entry-level employment in businesses, educational systems, and government agencies as a designer, tester, support technician, system administrator, developer, or programmer where you can expect to use computer software and/or hardware to design, process, implement, and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, and others.

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

Our program content is current — that's why we should be your first choice. Our curriculum evolves to respond to the changes taking place in today's business and industry. In the classroom you'll learn about the latest technologies, while outside the classroom you will be connected to real-world industry partners through employer visits and work-based, real-world projects. Our programs incorporate the competencies of many industry-recognized certification exams.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

IT Careers

Completing an information technology degree at Central Piedmont will prepare you for entry-level information technology jobs in the businesses, educational systems, and government agencies as a designer, tester, support technician, system administrator, developer, or programmer. You will have more opportunities for advancement as you gain more experience and training. Visit Central Piedmont’s Career Coach for detailed information technology career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

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