Prepare for Real Careers With an Associate Degree in Information Technology

Our associate degree in Information Technology provides industry-focused knowledge with project-based coursework with an active learning approach to comprehend the latest computer technologies. Obtain this degree to plan pathways towards well-paying IT professions or establish a foundation for university transfer.

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Enroll in an Information Technology Program Designed for You

With an associate degree program in Information Technology, students learn in-demand skills for employment or advancement in IT occupations, pursuit of professional certification programs, or transfer to a four-year school.

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Set a solid foundation in the IT field with a 2-year Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants

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You are not alone, as almost a third of students transfer schools! Check our transfer evaluation tool to save money and time while transferring to our Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program.

667,600

New jobs

Are set to be created in the Computer and Information Technology field in the next 10 years!

Internships and

Vendor Certifications

Our curriculum incorporates internships and vendor certifications to ensure students obtain practical workforce skills.

13%

Job Growth

Is predicted from 2020-30 in the Computer and Information Technology sector!

54%

Students

Opted for university transfer to continue their education after graduation.

    • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment growth of 13% in the field of Computer and Information Technology is expected, leading to 667,600 new jobs.
    • BLS calculated the median salary of occupations in Computer and Information Technology as $97,430 which is higher than the average for all other occupations.
    • As per Blue Ridge CTC Annual Graduate Report, 54% of graduates continued their education after completing their Associate Degrees.

Why Pursue an Associate Degree in Information Technology?

The flexible two-year associate degree in Information Technology equips students with the foundational skills that qualify them for highly-demanded, well-paying, evolving computer technology roles. The degree lets students:

    • Learn job-critical computer and IT skills.
    • Administer and troubleshoot a computer/network infrastructure.
    • Learn conceptual and functional skills in computer hardware, networking, web development, and basic programming.
    • Communicate technical information effectively with both verbal and written forms.

Train for an Advanced Career with an Information Technology Associate Degree

Do you enjoy working with modern computer technologies and driving technical solutions? Blue Ridge CTC’s Information Technology associate degree helps students develop computer fluency and transferable computer troubleshooting skills to become an IT professional!

The Information Technology program provides students with a background in computer technology including hardware, networking, web development, repair and troubleshooting, basic programming, and more. Students can choose from various vendor certification training choices and internship opportunities to prepare for the real world.

Earn this degree from our School of Workforce Development and Engineering Technologies.

2-year

Degree Program

Formats

On-campus, Hybrid

60

Credit Hours

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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

Our Information Technology associate degree program lets students work on project-based activities that incorporate Internet research and electronic presentation skills to prepare for real-time work environments.

This degree contains a highly relevant curriculum, covering essential aspects needed in the IT marketplace such as Networking and IT fundamentals, basics of Cyber Security, Database and programming concepts, and more. The curriculum allows students to:

    • Obtain fundamental knowledge on web development, hardware, networking, programming, databases, etc.
    • Review and practice computer and network etiquette and ethics required in working environments.
    • Research and present technical concepts using office productivity software.
    • Evaluate best practices in security concepts to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability of computer network systems.

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Build Your Future With Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC offers a holistic, industry-focused approach to learning, leading to a path-breaking career and continuing education opportunities.

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What You Experience at Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce

Promoting Equity to Develop an Intercultural College Environment!

As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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Learn more about alumni who successfully reached their goals by earning an education at Blue Ridge CTC!

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Worried About Paying for College? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid.

Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs 
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities 
    • Student Loans 
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program? We can help!

An associate degree in Information Technology at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College provides industry-driven knowledge and competency through hands-on activities required to enter or advance in the Information Technology field early or transfer to a four-year school.
Admission requirements for Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Information Technology include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other colleges or universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time after submitting the application.
Blue Ridge CTC’s Information Technology associate degree program does not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify for admission. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.
With an associate degree in Information Technology, you gain in-demand skills and competencies to enter or advance in various IT professions including: software developer, computer support specialist, web developer, computer system analyst, information security analyst, network system administrator, database administrator and so more.
When selecting an  Information Technology associate degree program, consider: 
  • College Accreditation
  • Qualified faculty and industry-driven learning delivery
  • Credit transfer opportunities 
  • Job search and placement assistance
  • Financial assistance resources for qualified students

Disclaimer

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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