IT for Online or On Campus Degree

Information Technology (IT) offers a Network Administration degree two ways entirely online and in traditional classrooms.

ACTCs Associate in Applied Science Degree program combines technical IT courses with general education courses and offers a choice of Microsoft or Cisco networking options.

Students who complete the degree automatically earn certificates in A+, IT Fundamentals, and either Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA). These are the industry standards that employers look for when seeking potential IT professionals.

The potential for job growth and security in IT fields is tremendous, said Chris Boggs, assistant professor of IT. Almost any business you could think of, from banks and hospitals to school systems and professional offices, needs IT support on some level.

Students who want to build job qualifications a few courses at a time can start with A+ certification, add courses for a certificate in Information Technology Fundamentals, and then add general education courses and Cisco or Microsoft networking courses for the degree.

Network administrators design, set-up, maintain and expand networked computer systems, and these skills are in demand, according to the Kentucky Education Cabinet, Department for Workforce Investment.

For some students, an associate degree is a big step toward a bachelors degree. ACTC has 2+2 transfer options for online bachelors degrees with Western Kentucky University and Murray State University. Students may also choose to transfer to other universities for online or on campus degrees.

For more information on Information Technology degrees and options, contact David Childress, ACTC Associate Professor and IT Program Coordinator, at 606-326-2004 or email: david.childress@kctcs.edu.