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Information Technology (IT)

The Blue Ridge IT degree program prepares students for achievement in a high-demand field. The program’s flexibility gives students a background in computer technology, an array of vendor certification training choices, and numerous internship opportunities. The IT degree will hone student skills in troubleshooting and repair, hardware, networking, web development, and basic programming.

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What are my career options?

Classroom training, internships, and certification opportunities will enable graduates to pursue entry-level positions in computer repair, computer networking, consulting, help desk support, training, or programming. Upon earning an IT degree with certifications, graduates in entry-level network support positions can earn approximately $40,000–$50,000 annually with a potential of eventually earning $60,000 or more.

For graduates seeking a four-year degree, Blue Ridge has partnered with various four-year institutions to assist students in achieving this goal. These agreements provide students the opportunity to complete their degrees at Blue Ridge while pursuing bachelor’s degrees with other institutions. Students are able to fulfill their degree requirements at Blue Ridge with the accessibility of online forums to connect them to their four-year institutions.

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Note: All salary estimations are based on current position and educational trends. Blue Ridge and The School of Business and Information Technology cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.