Information Technology

Learn in-demand IT skills, such as designing websites, perform maintenance and repairs, and how to use information systems.

2 Year Degree

Associate in Applied Science • 60 Credit Hours

1 Year Certificate

Certificate in Applied Science • 30 Credit Hours

Associate Degree Overview

The Information Technology (IT) program provides a technical education at an Associate of Applied Science degree level.  With a broad-based curriculum, this program offers instruction in and practical application of a variety of technical concepts and practices.  The courses in the program include Management Information Systems; PC Repair and Troubleshooting; Operating Systems; Networking; Programming Language; Designing a Web page; Internship or Capstone; and Business Applications of Computers.

Program Outcomes

Successful completion of the IT program will allow graduates to enter the workforce at the technician level, prepared to

  • troubleshoot, service, and repair computers
  • interface hardware/software
  • operating systems
  • design websites
  • database management
  • analyze systems used in industry and business.

Potential Careers

Graduates are qualified for employment opportunities in:

  • PC Maintenance
  • ‘Help Desk’ and Technical Support
  • Database Administration
  • Network Administration
  • Web page Design
  • Business Applications of Computers.

Program Implementation

Full-time day, part-time evening. (Students should see advisor for recommended course sequencing.)

Skill Sets

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for related Skill Set Certifications. Skill sets are for those interested in acquiring or strengthening select skills for the workplace or job market.

Information Technology: A+* Skill Set

Upon successful completion of the skill set, students will be able to: perform routine maintenance and repairs on the personal computer, install and troubleshoot programs, secure personal computer and local area network, and troubleshoot printer and scanner.

*Note: must pass industry-standard certification test for credit to be articulated. Students who have completed A+ Certification elsewhere prior to beginning their coursework at Eastern may request up to 6 articulated credit hours if they pass the industry-standard certification test. 

Certificate Overview

Upon successful completion of the Information Technology certificate program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Design an interactive website
  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on the PC’s hardware
  • Manage data using database software
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of business organization and procedures
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge regarding information systems

Estimate Your Costs

Eastern is one of the most affordable colleges in the United States!

Rates are for 2020-2021 based on two full-time (12 credit hour) semesters. Rates are subject to change and do not include books, academic supplies, or student fees.

Tuition Rates Eastern WV 2-Year Colleges WV 4-Year Colleges
West Virginia Residents $3,768 $4,776 $12,410
Non-Residents $8,520 $10,152 $26,096

The Information Technology Program at Eastern is eligible for West Virginia Invests.

Admissions Requirements

Eastern adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission.