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OCtech Connects Students to IT Jobs

  Ryan Strickland

OCtech grad Ryan Strickland, The Okonite Company IT department


Students who pursue a Computer Technology degree at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (OCtech) learn programming, information technology, mobile applications and network security while gaining the tools necessary for planning, designing and implementing computer programs in many different languages and microcomputer systems. The degree has two options – Programming and Network Security and Information Assurance. A number of certificates are also available.

Programming majors concentrate on the concepts, principles and techniques of software production with procedural and object-oriented programming languages and database fundamentals. Career opportunities include computer programmer, database analyst and webmaster.

Network Security and Information Assurance majors focus on the study of local and wide-area networking, network management, system administration, network security, data integrity and internet/intranet management. Career opportunities include system administrator, systems analyst, quality assurance analyst, webmaster and network administrator.

According to OCtech graduate, Ryan Strickland, IT department at The Okonite Company, “Students who graduate from a four-year college may or may not have a job straight out of school, but OCtech really works to get you into a position in your field.”

Associate Degree:
• Computer Technology
- Programming
- Network Security and Information Assurance

• Computer Network Specialist
• Database and Programming (ORACLE)
• Internetworking (CISCO)
• Network Engineering

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