Information Technology – Program Highlight

West Virginia Junior College offers an Information Technology program at our WVJC Morgantown location. Our IT training program will prepare students for a career in IT. As the role of technology in business and life increases, IT professionals are becoming increasingly more in demand. 

What Is Information Technology?

Information Technology - Program HighlightInformation Technology refers to the use of computers, software, networking, and various other technologies to interact with data. IT covers a wide range of activities, from hardware and software development to tech support and cybersecurity. While working in IT, you will play a critical role in maintaining the modern infrastructure of businesses, organizations, and individuals. 

With technology constantly evolving, IT professionals also have to continually adapt and innovate to ensure that they can meet the growing demand. In IT, you could be the front line of defense against cyberattacks or help fix any technology issues that may arise in the office.

What Can I Do With IT Training?

As mentioned early, the field of information technology is a diverse one. As a result, there are a lot of opportunities. Some potential roles that IT can fill include:

Network Administrator

As a network administrator, your primary goal is to manage and maintain the computer networks at your workplace. This could include setting up new devices, monitoring network performance, troubleshooting connectivity issues, implementing security measures, and ensuring quick and seamless data transfers across that network. You will play a vital role in maximizing your network’s safety, efficiency, and reliability to allow the workplace to run smoothly.

System Administrator

As a system administrator, your primary responsibility is updating and maintaining your organization’s computer systems and servers. This mainly involves installing updates to maintain existing software and downloading any new software. System Administrators will play a key role in ensuring the stability, security, and overall functionality of an organization’s tech infrastructure.

IT Help Desk

Your main goal at an IT help desk is to provide tech support to users within an organization. You will help diagnose and resolve hardware, software, and network issues, set up new devices, and ensure that other employees can use the technology correctly and efficiently. You will play a vital role in troubleshooting and resolving any tech-related issues that arise.

Support Technician 

As a support technician, you will assist users within your organization with various issues. You may assist users with password resets, two-factor authentication, malware detection, and installation of security software, as well as help with any software updates. You’ll play a crucial part in ensuring the organization maintains a secure computing environment by addressing security incidents and promoting awareness of potential threats.

Again, these are only a few of the possible careers for someone who completes IT training. There are a lot of options out there, so if these specific careers do not interest you, that does not mean that IT isn’t for you. Be sure to look at other possible careers for people with IT training.

How is WVJC’s Information Technology Training Program Different?

At WVJC, our training program will prepare you to sit for a few certification exams*. At WVJC Morgantown, IT students will get a smaller classroom experience and will be able to form relationships with their professors, as well as receive hands-on training. Outside the classroom, students will also get an opportunity to complete an externship, which will provide them with invaluable work experience.

Start Your IT Journey At WVJC Today!

Does a career in IT sound appealing to you? To learn more about WVJC’s Information Technology training program, contact an admissions team member at 304-296-8282 or Requesting Information.

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding industry certification exam.