This certificate is designed for Edgecombe County High School students only as part of the Career and College Promise (CCP) program and through the partnership between Edgecombe Community College (ECC) and Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) and North East Carolina Preparatory school (NECP). Through CCP, qualified high-school-age students in North Carolina have the opportunity to pursue these options, tuition-free, while they are in high school, allowing them to get a jumpstart on their workplace and college preparation. For further information on ECC’s commitment to helping high school students reach their educational goals, please contact Shawn Dawes, High School Liaison via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (252) 618-6546.
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 hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.
Course work includes the development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange, and use the information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security, and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.
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.