SCC Student Plugged in to Career

[Clinton, N.C.] – Innovation is the name of the game when it comes to Sampson Community College’s Information Technology program. As a matter of fact, as SCC student Myles Claybrook puts it “It is the wave of the future.”

Claybrook, who had originally chosen a different academic career path when he first came to the college, made a shift when he saw all of the advanced equipment and training offered by the IT department at SCC. “I took one look at what they offered,” he says. “And that was it.”

Though he shifted his career focus, he says enrolling at SCC was always an easy decision. “This place allows me to get my degree while staying close to home. It will end up costing my parents and myself a lot less money than just starting out at a four year university.”

IT-ClaybrookPHOTO: Claybrook examines equipment in an SCC Classroom.

This week, Claybrook worked with firewalls and packet tracers. Packet Tracers are powerful network simulators that are used to allow students to create networks with an almost unlimited number of devices and to experience troubleshooting.  Firewalls are a part of a computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access, like spam or malicious software, while permitting outward communication.

The purpose of SCC’s IT program is to develop of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies. Claybrook says don’t wait, “The earlier you enroll, the better!”

Anyone iinterested in learning more about the SCC’s Information Technology program, should contact Nathan McKee at 910.900.4082 or


About Sampson Community College:  Sampson Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System, located in Clinton, NC in Sampson County. The college offers many programs to include two-year degrees, college transfer, continuing education and workforce development options and early college education.