According to Salary.com, careers in Computer Information Technology are considered one of the 10 “Recession-proof” career fields. For example, Network Administrators are ultimately responsible for keeping the computer network up and running. This requires a very specific skill set and there is a relatively small pool of workers who have the necessary skills to be a systems administrator. This element of rarity keeps it in the pool of hot jobs in a slumping economy.
At WVU Parkersburg, you’ll get to work with cutting edge technology and solve interesting problems as you develop the skills necessary for success in networking, computer technology, software administration and other related fields.
We offer extensive hands-on experiences in both our 2-year and 4-year programs. Our programs are designed with the input of industry leaders and when students graduate from our program, they possess a degree, certification, and experience – the top three things employers are looking for.
Along with the general education requirements, students will take courses preparing them for a number of industry recognized certifications, including A+, Network+, Cisco Certified Networking Associate Certification (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Professional Certification (MCP) and Linux+. The successful completion of the Capstone Course provides the student with the Certification of their choice.
WVU Parkersburg offers a career pathway leading from our A.A.S. Degree in Computer Science into our Bachelor of Applied Technology with a major in either Network Engineering or Information Security. Additionally, a dual major pathway can also be planned and achieved.