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Information Systems Technology


The Information Technology Department offers several programs of study designed to prepare students for the exciting world of Information Technology. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a strong need for well-trained Information Technology (IT) professionals into 2016 with 5 of the 30 fastest occupations being in the IT career field. The Roanoke Local Work Area also shows strong growth in the IT career fields. Industries of every type depend on IT to stay competitive, manage large amounts of information, stay connected with customers and reduce costs. In fact, almost every facet of industry depends directly or indirectly on IT for its success.

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

The AAS major in Information Systems Technology is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in Information Technology fields and to update the technical knowledge of returning professionals. In addition to the IST major, students may select a specialization in the following areas: Database and Program Developer, Network and Security Administration and Web Programmer.

No Specialization

Database and Program Developer

Network and Security Administration

Web Programmer

Career Studies Certificates

IT: Database and Program Developer

IT: Desktop Support Technician

IT: Network and Security Administration

IT: Web Programmer

Contact Information

Program Heads

Dr. Diane D. Wolff
Professor, Information Systems Technology
540-857-6214 | Business Science M224

B.A. – University of Northern Iowa, 1974
Ph.D. – Arizona State University, 1978
M.A.L.S. – Hollins University, 1999
C.A.S. – Hollins University, 2003

Kim C. Ellis
Associate Professor, Information Systems Technology
540-857-7264 | Business Science M322

A.A.S – Virginia Western Community College, 1981
B.B.A. – Roanoke College, 1990
M.A.L.S. – Hollins University, 2002

School of Business, Technology & Trades

Webber 305


This program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

Related Information

The Roanoke Valley .Net User Group was formed to support the .NET users in the Roanoke Valley and beyond.  It is associated with the International .NET Association (INETA).  The International .NET Association provides structured, peer-based organizational, educational, and promotional support to the growing worldwide community of Microsoft® .NET user groups.  RVNUG meets the first Thursday of each month at the County of Roanoke Public Safety Building 5925 Cove Rd.

The Roanoke Valley SharePoint User Group (RVSPUG) was formed to support SharePoint administrators, users, and developers.  RVSPUG meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the County of Roanoke Public Safety Building 5925 Cove Rd.

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