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RCC IT program nationally ranked

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 13 percent growth in computer and information technology jobs between 2020 and 2030. Recently, Randolph Community College’s Information Technology (IT) program was ranked 15th in the country by ZDNet, a business technology news website, in a list of online associate in information technology degrees.

“I’m thrilled,” RCC IT Department Head Curby Simerson said. “We put in a lot of effort in getting our online program completely self-supporting. The hardware class was the last piece. It took a while, but we found some software that allows people to see the actual equipment — take something out, put something in. Every day we walk in here, we just want it better.”

ZDNet analyzed extensive, up-to-date data, using a proprietary algorithm and a five-layer review process for accuracy. It also used considerable research that included Integrated Postsecondary Education Data and College Scorecard.

Other North Carolina institutions making the list were Campbell University (seventh), Central Piedmont Community College (eighth), Lenoir Community College (10th), Western Piedmont Community College (14th), and Bladen Community College (19th). Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn., was the top school.
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