Sep 19, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

Technology Systems Certificate


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The Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate in Technology Systems strengthen skills in professional and business communication and information technology. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College combine oral and written communications with core technology classes and electives, equipping students with a grasp of technology systems. Sitting for certifications such as A+, CIW, and MCAS may complement the electives in this program, enhancing the impact of this credential.

Program Overview

The Technology System Certificate combines traditional professional and business communication with information technology. Certification such as A+, CIW, and MCAS work well with the restricted electives in this program; therefore, enhancing the credential that a Technology System Certificate provides.

To be eligible to earn a Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate the student must be a current degree-seeking student or complete the application and admissions process to the College. Eligibility to earn and receive a Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate does not interfere with the degree-seeking status of the student.

Program Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively with both verbal and written forms.
  • Perform and share cooperatively in teams or groups.
  • Research and present technological concepts using office productivity software.
  • Evaluate best practices in data security concepts to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability of databases and database management systems.
  • Develop computer programs incorporating input/output, control/repetition, data structures and manipulations with arrays and lists.
  • Design mathematical algorithms that are structured using top-down design by way of user-defined functions with parameters and return values.

Career Opportunities

Whether students are seeking a career as a network professional or currently working as a business manager or other IT professional, the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate in Technology Systems will help graduates implement high-functioning business and technology systems in the workplace. The certificate program ties in closely with the Information Technology A.A.S. degree, thus helping existing IT students expand their body of knowledge in networking and business.

Curriculum for a Certificate in Technology Systems


General Education Core 9
Technology Core 21
Total Credit Hours Required 30

Program Disclaimer


This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs.  BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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