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Information Technology

VGCC Student working in IT lab

Program Description

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment as designers, testers, support technicians, administrators, developers, or programmers with organizations that use computers to design, process, manage, and communicate information, depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to communicate and solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates 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 programs will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

B.S., M.S.
Program Head/Instructor, Information Technology
MAIN CAMPUS - Henderson
(252) 738-3437

Program Details

Discover the specifics of our programs, including required courses, course sequence, pathways, and learning outcomes.

  1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in using application software.
  2. Students will demonstrate use of programming tools.
  3. Students will identify and explain basic networking terms and concepts.
  4. Students will demonstrate the importance of and need for IT Security.
  5. Students will demonstrate knowledge and use of Cloud and Mobile Technology
  6. Student will demonstrate knowledge of operating systems, computer hardware, and information systems management.

Students enrolled in pre-approved continuing education training courses may request awarded credit in corresponding curriculum programs. They must first register, pay, and pass the continuing education course with a grade of satisfactory. In order to request awarded credit, the student must be enrolled in the corresponding curriculum program.

The credit will be awarded by the appropriate department with a grade of “PR”, Credit for Prior Learning. The credit hours of the course will count toward graduation at VGCC but may not transfer to other colleges or universities.

For a more comprehensive list of Continuing Education courses and their corresponding curriculum programs, please visit Approved CE to CU Prior Learning Credits.

Approved Prior Learning Equivalencies

CE Course Taken Equivalent CU Course Credit Hours Awarded Effective Date
CIS 3100 Computer Basics, 6.4 CEUs CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3 October 26, 2020
CIS 3100E MOS PowerPoint, 6.4 CEUs CIS 162 MM Presentation Software 3 October 26, 2020
CET 3100A CompTIA A+, 8 CEUs CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 3 March 7, 2016
CET 3100A CompTIA A+, 8 CEUs CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 3 March 7, 2016
CIS 3100D MOS Excel, 6.4 CEUs CTS 130 Spreadsheet 3 October 26, 2020
OST 3100 AP MOS Access, 8 CEUs DBA 110 Database Concepts 3 March 30, 2021
OSC 3602 MOS Word, 4.8 CEUs OST 131 Keyboarding 2 May 20, 2017
OST 3100AO MOS Word, 6.4 CEUs OST 136 Word Processing 3 October, 2020
CSC 3110AB Computer Programming, 8 CEUs CSC 121 Python Programming 3 November 2, 2021
CSC 3118 Swift Programming, 8 CEUs CSC 118 Swift Programming 3 April 6, 2022