Williamson College has announced it will offer an information technology minor within its business degree program, effective this July.
In addition, the Franklin-based college will make a certificate program available to students who already hold a bachelor’s degree and are interested in enhancing their skills in managing IT projects.
“During our leadership’s planning time, we discussed how Williamson College could help address the enormous demand in Middle Tennessee, as well as nationally, for business program graduates to be proficient in overseeing IT projects as part of their management responsibilities,” Ed Smith, Williamson College president, said in a release.
Liza Lowery Massey, president and CEO of the Nashville Technology Council, lauded the move.
“In Middle Tennessee, there are over 800 IT jobs available on any given day, and experts say that the demand for technology sector jobs will grow four-to-one over those in other industries,” Massey said in the release.
Williamson College has approximately 65 students enrolled in its IT management program. The college offers a Bachelor of Science degree in professional studies with a major in IT management and a certificate in IT management.