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Information Technology (IT)
The Information Technology (IT) major provides students with a real world, hands-on program that bridges the gap between computer scientists and general users. The IT program is multidisciplinary involving hardware, software, and IT management focused courses. Students majoring in IT will be prepared for entry-level positions in networking, database development and administration, web programming and development, applications development, digital communication, and digital multimedia.
The mission of the IT program is to prepare individuals by providing a comprehensive knowledge and hands-on skills in a state-of-the-art information technology education.
The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
PEO 1 Be employed in information technology related field(s)
PEO 2 Communicate well, think creatively, and work effectively independently and/or in teams
PEO 3 Continue education and professional development
PEO 4 Demonstrate ethical, social, and professional responsibility
Student Outcomes (SOs)
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems. [IT]
Completion of the degree requirements for the bachelor's degree in IT qualifies you for careers in: IT systems manager, IT specialist, project manager, database system manager, IT technical support professional, software support specialist, web systems manager, IT technology manager, network engineer, IT security specialist.
Who employs graduates with the IT major?
Essentially every hospital, commercial business, school, not-for-profit organization, government office and organization, manufacturing company, web-based business or sales company and computer equipment or related support company has computer systems that require IT professionals who can effectively manage these key resources.