Information Technology

Information Technology focuses on the skills needed in a data intensive business environment. Our IT major has been designed with an application oriented approach. Students will develop expertise through numerous hands-on-activities focusing on the .NET environment and multiple database platforms. This applied approach cultivates the problem solving and analytical skills necessary for developing, managing, and maintaining information resources in today’s global electronic society.

Prominent Careers

The need for organizations to incorporate existing and future technologies in order to remain competitive has become a more pressing issue over the past several years. A degree in Information Technology prepares students to take on a variety of IT roles relating to local area networking, network management, computer systems administration, user support applications programming, website development and administration, database programming, and database management. A graduate will also be prepared to enter an advanced degree program.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, two of the fastest growing detailed occupations are in the computer specialist occupational group. Network systems and data communications analysts are projected to be the second-fastest-growing occupation in the economy. Demand for these workers will increase as organizations continue to upgrade their information technology capacity and incorporate the newest technologies. The growing reliance on wireless networks will result in a need for more network systems and data communications analysts as well. Computer applications software engineers also are expected to grow rapidly from 2008 to 2018. Expanding Internet technologies have spurred demand for these workers, who can develop Internet, intranet, and Web applications.

Graduates will be prepared to be lifelong learners, equipped to utilize both current technology and future advances in the field of IT. Students throughout the program use ethical theories and professional guidelines to make decisions regarding the use of computers and technology. Graduates will have a new insight into social, political and legal issues related to computers and how technology affects the business and social aspects of our global society.

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Students must earn a minimum of 124 credit hours for graduation. The bachelor of science curriculum is composed of 55 credit hours. The associate of science and the minor require 18 credit hours.