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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 Information Technology Program is multidisciplinary involving hardware, software and IT management focused courses. Students majoring in information technology 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 BS program Information Technology (IT) is to prepare individuals by providing a comprehensive knowledge and hands-on skills in a state-of-the-art information technology education.
Program Educational Objectives
- Been employed in information technology related fields
- Communicate well and work effectively independently or in teams
- Continue education and professional development
- Demonstrate ethical, social, and professional responsibility
- 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.
- Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment. [IS]
Completion of the degree requirements for the bachelor's degree in Information Technology 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 this 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.