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Information Technology

Information Technology Degree in Wichita, Kansas
 

Earn an Information Technology Degree

Develop coding and interface skills for the most needed profession of this generation

Our program is one of the few programs in the surrounding area that offers both an associate’s as well as a bachelor's degree in IT.  Designed with an application-oriented approach, this program prepares you to take on a variety of IT roles, including local area networking, network management, computer systems administration, user support application programming, website development, database programming, and database management.

At our prestigious Catholic university, you 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.

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About Our Faculty

Information Technology Department

Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in information technology. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.

Career Outlook

While pursuing a degree in information technology, you can expect a promising future. Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow a rapid 12% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Network systems and data communications analysts are also predicted to be the second-fastest growing occupation in the economy.

Careers

Careers in Information Technology

The following information is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.The jobs shown below represent some of the areas of employment for which our graduates with an IT degree would be qualified.

Area of EmploymentMedian PayTypical Entry-Level
Education
Job Outlook
2014 - 2024
Software Developer $97,990 per year
$47.11 per hour
Bachelor’s degree 17% increase
(Much faster than average)
Database Administrator $80,280 per year
$38.60 per hour
Bachelor’s degree 11% increase
(Faster than average)
Network Administrator $75,790 per year
$36.44 per hour
Bachelor’s degree 8% increase
(As fast as average)
Web Developers $63,490 per year
$30.52 per hour
Bachelor’s degree 27% increase
(Much faster than average)
Operations Research Analysts (Data Analytics) $76,660 per year $36.86 per hour Bachelor’s degree 30% increase
(Much faster than average)
Computer Network Architects $98,430 per year $47.32 per hour Bachelor’s degree 9% increase
(Faster than average)
Computer Systems Analysts $82,710 per year $39.76 per hour Bachelor’s degree 21% increase
(Much faster than average)

Internships

Over the past few years, we have placed and tracked students in 21 internships. Seventeen of these internships have resulted in full-time job offers from Learjet/Bombardier, Koch Industries, Spirit Aerosystems, Via Christi, Agvantis, and NetApp.

Get Involved on Campus

One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our information technology program, our students can join the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Club. This organization allows for personal growth, networking, and future career success.

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Program Outcomes

Jacob Hobbie

“I kind of expected something like the small town I grew up in, and it was so much more than that, instead. It was a bigger family with so many different opportunities ... I got to meet so many different incredible people of all sorts of different nationalities, races, and I got to learn more about the world. For that, I will forever be grateful.”

Yogesh Tamrakar

At Newman, I had a great opportunity to work with people who were very dedicated and enthusiastic to help me develop professionally and be ready for the real world. Projects were very interactive and real-world alike. They were very focused towards team work and team communication. Some of the key factors that prepare students to grow into skilled individuals at Newman are its classroom size, exceptional faculty members and infinite learning opportunities.

Success Story

Yogesh Tamrakar

I am a programmer/analyst at an IT company - AgVantis under Farm Credit Foundation in Wichita, Kansas. I had a great learning experience throughout my school life at Newman University. Challenging projects at Newman always helped me stay focused and prepared me towards my future goal of becoming a software developer at a successful company. Cooperative faculty members and colleagues also played a big role in my career development throughout my school as well as professional life.

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