The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems.
Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange, and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, network systems, programming and software development, information security, and other emerging technologies.
Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.
Mayland’s Information Technology (IT) program offers:
|Job Title||Projected Growth
|Computer User Support Specialists||+12%||$23.26 hourly|
|Computer Network Support Specialists||+9%||$33.68 hourly|
|Computer Systems Analysts||+13%||$47.76 hourly|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators||+8%||$38.40 hourly|
*(data from O*NET OnLine retrieved September 2022)
Mayland has had a profound impact on my life. My earliest connection to MCC came when I had the enjoyable opportunity to take Mayland technology classes in high school. Because of the exciting things that I learned, I know that I wanted to work with computers, programming, and information technology.
The knowledge gained from those MCC classes served as the foundation for my college study of computer science. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from UNC Charlotte (related work in Business) and my Master of Science in Computer Science degree from NC State University (concentration in Software Engineering).
After college, I worked at both IBM and Lowe's headquarters as a software engineer and programmer. Eventually, I returned to Mayland to teach at the institution that provided me with so much opportunity. It has been my absolute pleasure to interact with area students as they gain technology and workforce skills.
My goal as the Information Technology Program Coordinator is to serve our community by helping train a workforce that is ready to face the ever-changing world of computers. MCC is a phenomenal place to learn. Stop by my office to discuss how you can grow your technology career at Mayland (and weigh in on DC vs. Marvel and the ranking of the Star Wars trilogies).