Software Specialists develop, use, and maintain software projects, such as spreadsheets, databases, presentations, web pages, and e-commerce sites using a variety of software packages.
The Software Specialist program prepares students for the following certifications:
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook
- Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
- ORACLE Database Operator
MECC is an authorized Information Technology
Employers want computer personnel who:
- have current computer skills,
- have excellent communication skills,
- have superior human relations skills,
- possess problem-solving skills, and
- are detail oriented.
- Software Specialists should possess the ability to identify business problems and structure solutions to those problems using the appropriate software.
Job positions can be found with Internet service providers, private and public information systems
- The information technology (IT) industry has hundreds of thousands of positions open all over the globe, covering all aspects of managing and processing information.
- The U.S. Department of Labor statistics forecasts that computer support jobs will increase by 18-26% faster than the average for all jobs through 2014.
Highly motivated software specialists can advance to positions such as database administrators, systems analysts, web programmers, and webmasters.
Entry-level salaries range from $19,000-$27,000.
|Rick Wilder is an information technology specialist at the Southwest Regional Jail in Duffield, VA.
||Ashley Culbertson, a graduate of MECC’s Computer Software Specialist program, is a Deputy Clerk in the Rappahannock District Court in Rappahannock County, VA.
You will find other MECC graduates at:
Appalachian Tech Services,
Dickenson County School System,
Mountain Empire Community College,
Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital,
Wise County School System, CGI Northrop Grumman