WGU North Carolina is a partnership between the state of North Carolina and nationally recognized non-profit Western Governors University. WGU North Carolina offers more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the high-demand fields of business, IT, teacher education, and healthcare. All degrees are completed online and are competency-based. The demand for talented, competent IT professionals is tremendous. WGU North Carolina's online IT degrees ideally fit today's challenging IT world. By incorporating the latest industry recognized certifications (including CIW, CCNA, MCSA, OCP, and CompTIA), you're assured of an education that will give you the credentials you need to get ahead. As a Microsoft® IT Academy program member, WGU North Carolina is able to offer students a world-class technology curriculum and courseware provided by Microsoft. Many (but not all) of your Microsoft courses will use this rich online learning resource which includes virtual labs that provide hands-on experience with Microsoft software to supplement your learning. The cost of certification exams is included in WGU North Carolina tuition.