Craven Community College will launch new employment programs this fall

Craven Community College will introduce new work programs in high-demand fields this fall semester for those seeking careers in computer technology.

The two programs Cyber ​​Security Coding and Solidworks Computer Aided Draftingwere created to help Craven County’s growing job market, according to a press release from Craven CC.

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These programs will specifically benefit “analytically minded” students interested in the technical side of computers, the statement said.

Matthew Berg, associate dean of career programs, said the cybersecurity coding program was created after a recommendation from the information technology advisory committee.

“The committee, made up of local professionals in the field, recognized the need for this program and worked with faculty to make it a reality,” he said. “In today’s ever-changing technological environment, it’s important for businesses to stay on top of constant security threats.”

Berg said those who graduate from the cybersecurity coding program will have the skills to help local business partners retain vital information and keep operating. Students will have the option of earning a degree, diploma, or associate’s certificate through the program.

Program participants will explore specific technical pathways that help prevent data breaches and cyberattacks with a focus on security concepts, programming language and ethical hacking, according to the release. Students will also be able to earn industry certifications such as AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Linux+, Security+, and Python Application Development.

Graduates of the cybersecurity coding program could pursue careers as cybersecurity programmers, computer forensics analysts, and information security analysts, to name a few.

According to the press release, a Coding Certificate Program will also be available for students who wish to learn the basics of the programming language and the basics of web, programming and databases.

The Solidworks CAD certificate program was created for students who have an eye for detail and enjoy working with design programs, the release says. The program will provide technical skills, advanced software, hardware knowledge of a CAD system, and how to use advanced functions and features to solve complex modeling problems, according to the release.

Graduates of the computer-aided drafting program could go on to careers in advanced manufacturing plants, architectural firms, aviation/engineering facilities, construction projects, and drafting and design firms.

“According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of industrial design is expected to grow 6% by 2030, while information security is expected to skyrocket 33%,” Craven CC said in a press release. .

Registration for the fall semester is now until August 18. For more information, contact Ricky Meadows, Dean of Career Programs, at 252-638-4550 or [email protected]

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