IT Program News

Carteret Community College November 2016


We are very excited to present our first issue of IT Program News. Our goal is to keep you informed of happenings at the college and in the Information Technology program.

Industry Guest Speakers

A big Thank You to guest speakers Shannon Adams, Director of Information Technology with Big Rock Sports and Matthew Thompson, IT Specialist Supervisor, IT/IM Application LIfe Cycle Analysis Planning and Project Management, FRC-E at Cherry Point for sharing their knowledge with students in the Security Concepts class. Students learned about security threats facing enterprise and home networks today and measures to protect these networks from two different perspectives-private industry and federal government.
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Did you know high school students can take college courses tuition free while still in high school?

Career & College Promise (CCP) is a program that allows North Carolina high school students to earn college credits tuition free while still in high school. The program provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills.

Students who complete an Information Technology Pathway may be awarded a certificate upon graduation from high school and all coursework completed in the pathway will count towards an Associate in Applied Science degree in Information Technology at Carteret Community College.

Program Spotlight

The Healthcare Business Informatics curriculum prepares individuals for employment as specialists in installation, data management, data archiving/retrieval, system design and support, and computer training for medical information systems.

Students learn about the field through multidisciplinary coursework including the study of terminology relating to informatics, systems analysis, networking technology, computer/network security, data warehousing, archiving and retrieval of information, and healthcare computer infrastructure support.

Graduates should qualify for employment as database/data warehouse analysts, technical support professionals, informatics technology professionals, systems analysts, networking and security technicians, and computer maintenance professionals in the healthcare field.

For more information, contact Nicole Thompson 252-222-6046 or

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