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North Carolina A&T, University Center of Randolph County To Host Info Session on IT-Related Bachelor’s Degree at RCC on May 20

ASHEBORO (May 15, 2014)

North Carolina A&T University students.
North Carolina A&T University students are shown during a recent class session. Randolph County residents can now earn a B.S. in Electronics Technology with a concentration in Information Technology from N.C. A&T University through Randolph Community College’s University Center of Randolph County. An information session is scheduled for May 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Foundation Conference Center on the Asheboro Campus.

The demand for computer systems analysts in North Carolina is projected to rise 15% between 2010-2020, according to data from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. The median wage for those jobs, which typically require at least a bachelor’s degree, was $80,600 in North Carolina in 2012.
           
In a rapidly evolving technology industry, businesses, schools, and governments are in need of Information Technology professionals to maintain and improve their digital workspaces.
           
If you would like to put yourself in a position to take advantage of those openings and other job opportunities, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Randolph Community College, through the University Center of Randolph County, are offering dual enrollment to students to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Technology with a concentration in Information Technology.
           
The University Center offers Randolph County residents a unique opportunity to pursue advanced degrees without leaving Randolph County. North Carolina A&T University joined the University Center in 2013 to offer this dual enrollment opportunity. To learn more, an information session will be held on Tuesday, May 20, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Foundation Conference Center on the Asheboro Campus. Students should bring their transcripts to be evaluated on site.
           
Students must complete a total of 40 courses (126 credit hours) in order to obtain the degree, 18 courses (60 credit hours) of which can be transferred into the program and 22 courses (66 credit hours) must be taken through N.C. A&T University. The 18 transferable courses can come from other colleges or can be taken at Randolph Community College.
           
The RCC classes are taught day, evening, or online at RCC tuition rates. N.C. A&T University’s classes will be held on Randolph Community College’s Asheboro Campus at N.C. A&T University’s tuition rates. The collaborative program is set up to have the student taking classes from
both institutions concurrently, but all classes can be accessed on RCC’s Asheboro Campus or online.
           
Students who graduate with their B.S. degrees in Electronics Technology can expect competitive salaries in careers such as mainframe support engineers, mobile application development, video game developers, computer network engineers, and system analysts. Recent graduates of this program are now working in IT positions at various companies such as John Deere, IBM, USAA, and others.
           
For more information or to reserve a spot at the information session, email Melinda Eudy at maeudy@randolph.edu or call 336-633-0297.