12 information technologyThere are many reasons why one should consider the field of information technology as a field of study. Information technology includes many different areas. The job market is constantly growing, and a fundamental informational technology knowledge base opens the door to pursue a vast number of different careers within the field. There will always be a demand for technology specialists, as new advancements are continually on the horizon, and the financial reward is great.

Fayetteville Technical Community College offers an information technology degree in PC support and services as well as database management. This curriculum prepares graduates to work in the information technology field as help desk technicians, technical support specialists, field service technicians, system support specialists and a number of other positions. Students learn about computer hardware and software to troubleshoot and solve problems. Students also learn the fundamentals of other areas in information technology like programming, networking, security and virtualization.

Education and training in information technology can be an asset for an individual’s career. We are not limited to only those individuals who are seeking an associate's degree. For those seeking that additional career training, we have several certificate programs that are condensed, focusing on one particular area of interest.

FTCC also offers education opportunities for high school students. There are many certificates available to High School Connections and Cumberland Polytechnic High School students.

Anyone interested in the program may easily apply to FTCC from www.faytechcc.edu by clicking on "Apply Now." There is no application fee, and everyone is accepted. During the admissions process, you will indicate your area interest. You can select the information technology/database management or information technology/PC support and services program at this location. Once the admissions process is complete, you can begin registering for classes right away. Students can begin their major courses their first semester. Interested individuals may also contact me, Tomica Sobers, via email at sobersto@faytechcc.edu or by calling 910-678-7368.

Registration is currently open for Spring 2020 classes. Classes begin Jan. 13. New students can visit the Tony Rand Student Center at the Fayetteville campus, the Spring Lake campus, or the Fort Bragg Training and Education Center for admissions, counseling and registration assistance.

FTCC offers over 280 curriculum programs of study where some academic credits transfer to some four-year colleges/universities. FTCC also offers a wide range of corporate and continuing education (noncredit transfer) classes and programs of study.

For convenience of study — including online or in traditional classrooms — affordability, athletics, student club/organization experiences and a high-quality education, make the smart choice for education — Fayetteville Technical Community College. Your information technology career starts at FTCC.

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