SCC Launching New IT Network Management Degree This Fall

Stanly Community College (SCC) plans to launch a new Associate in Applied Science Degree in Information Technology (IT) Network Management beginning August 2016. The courses will be taught seated and/or totally online.

The IT Network Management curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education. Coursework includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers.

Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program. SCC is CISCO Academy Certified.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, "Demand for information technology workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks. Healthcare administrators will be required to manage the growing systems and networks found at hospitals and other healthcare institutions."

For more information about the new IT Network Management degree, please contact Brian Crump, Program Head, at (704) 991-0373 or pcrump7001@stanly.edu. SCC is currently accepting students into the program that is scheduled to begin in August.