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As many as 400 young engineers participating in an international robotics competition will visit East Carolina University on Saturday, Jan. 4 to receive their parts kit and assignment for this year’s robot. The FIRST Robotics Competition is an annual competition that challenges high school students – working alongside professional mentors – to design and build a robot.
ECU Information and Computer Technology student Courtney Church was selected from a pool of 80 applicants to serve as a member of the 2014 Cisco Dream Team. Courtney helped provide assistance during the organization's 2014 international Cisco Live event in San Francisco.
The Information and Computer Technology (ICT) program prepares students for many different challenges facing professionals in the information and technology field. At ECU, students in the Information and Computer Technology program of study will gain the hands-on skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their careers. Courses include such areas as computer network installation and maintenance, routing and switching technology, and network security and intrusion detection, to name a few.
Coursework emphasizes hands-on skills using the latest networking labs that include Cisco routers and switches, Microsoft and other leading network operating systems, and various other state of the art hardware and software. For students that wish to pursue industry certifications, courses prepare students for certification such as:
Work experience is another area of emphasis in the Information and Computer Technology program. Students are presented with and encouraged to participate in various intern opportunities.
Several organizations work closely with ECU to provide short and long-term opportunities for students including, but not limited to: