Information technology (IT) majors study a broad range of technological topics, including website development and management, networking, security fundamentals, managerial economics, computer programming, digital media publishing, application development, information systems, and databases. IT is an intense program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, which is why it?s imperative that students have strong math, computer, quantitative, and problem-solving skills. Certification is not necessarily required for IT positions but is often preferred since it illustrates ongoing knowledge of the industry.
The IT industry is the largest of any computer-related industry. IT workers maintain networks, create new software, and ensure information security. Custom computer programming services and computer systems design services are the two sub-industries that account for almost 90 percent of all IT services employment. IT workers in those areas write, test, and modify software; provide support to clients after new software has been introduced; and plan and design computer systems. However, IT graduates are qualified to work in other areas including data management, software installation, and disaster recovery services. Employment and output in the computer systems design and related services industry is expected to continuously grow at a rapid pace as firms and individual consumers continue to increase their use of information technology services.
West Virginia Northern Community College offers 2 Information Technology degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 16 Information Technology students graduated with students earning 10 Associate's degrees, and 6 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg, WV||80 : 1||6,532|
|American Public University System Charles Town, WV||132 : 1||45,249|
|West Virginia Northern Community College Wheeling, WV||28 : 1||1,352|
|West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown Morgantown, WV||47 : 1||567|
|Mountwest Community and Technical College Huntington, WV||28 : 1||1,768|
|Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Mount Gay, WV||25 : 1||1,449|
|Salem University Salem, WV||30 : 1||960|
|Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Moorefield, WV||44 : 1||530|
|West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport Bridgeport, WV||30 : 1||121|
|West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg, WV||37 : 1||2,818|
|Shepherd University Shepherdstown, WV||25 : 1||3,554|
|BridgeValley Community & Technical College South Charleston, WV||20 : 1||1,776|
|Strayer University-West Virginia Scott Depot, WV||269|
|Ohio Valley University Vienna, WV||24 : 1||318|
|Garnet Career Center Charleston, WV||86|
|New River Community and Technical College Beaver, WV||23 : 1||1,212|