Information Systems Technology
The information systems technology field is an exciting and growing field where you can put your interest in computers and networking to work in a wide variety of areas. The Information Systems Technology: Information Systems Technology, A.A.S. program at VWCC prepares you to work in the information systems career in a broad range of roles. Employment opportunities include entry level information technology positions. Some of these roles are: Entry Level Programmer, Network Technician, and Desktop Support Technician. Begin your journey today to a career that promises new and interesting challenges in an ever-evolving environment.
- IST: Cyber Security & Network Administration (Associate of Applied Science)
- IST: Database & Program Developer Specialization (Associate of Applied Science)
- Engineering: Computer Science Specialization (Associate of Science)
- Science: Computer Science Specialization (Associate of Science)
- Cisco™ CCNA™ Networking (Career Studies Certificate)
- Cyber Security (Career Studies Certificate)
- Database & Program Developer (Career Studies Certificate)
- IT Support Analyst (Career Studies Certificate)
- Network & Security Administration (Career Studies Certificate)
- Web Programmer (Career Studies Certificate)
Students that graduate from Virginia Western with an associate degree and a minimum grade point average may obtain GUARANTEED admission to more than 30 of the commonwealth’s colleges and universities. Click here for a list of Virginia Transfer Partners.
In addition, Virginia Western has entered into the following agreement specific to the Information Systems Technology program. This list is subject to change, and the most current agreements can be found on our Transfer Agreements page.
- Old Dominion University: Information System Technology to BS in Occupational & Technical Studies (PDF)
Local Job Opportunities
User Groups & Professional Societies
Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) is a non-profit, member-driven association of businesses and organizations working together to promote the growth of the region’s technology sector. With over 200 member companies and 24,000 employee members, RBTC hosts a very active list of events including TechNite, Tech and Toast, Security Forums, and Peer Roundtables. https://rbtc.tech/
Roanoke Infosec Exchange (RISE) brings together IT professionals in the Roanoke area to discuss cutting edge topics and applications in the Cyber Security world. Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at various companies around town. https://roanokeinfosec.com
The Oracle Academy mission is to advance computer science education globally to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields. As a member, Virginia Western receives expertly developed learning resources and world-class industry technologies for both the Java and Oracle database world. Students receive discounts on industry tests. https://academy.oracle.com
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field’s premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources. http://www.acm.org.
The Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. More than 5.5 million people have joined the Networking Academy and become a force for change in the global economy since 1997. Virginia Western is a part of the Cisco academy and teaches the Cisco curriculum in both the Networking and the Security programs. https://www.netacad.com
School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
3080 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
Professor, Computer Science & Information Technology
Business Science M309
B.S. – Liberty University
M.A.L.S. – Hollins University