The Information Technology program allows students to prepare themselves for a variety of careers in the evolving communications and information industries. Through an innovative and integrated Information Technology curriculum, students complete a series of core computer courses and then have the choice of a concentration in technical services, interactive digital media, software development, or e-commerce. Students gain valuable experience in internships and systems projects using the latest information systems and technology while continuously updating or migrating to new technology. The Information Technology program prepares students in networking, website design, database management, and project management.
Students in the program may prepare for a career in a variety of IT related areas. As part of the program students will analyze an IT related problem and select and develop an appropriate solution including appropriate consideration for security, use critical thinking and problem solving skills to address IT needs and solve IT aproblems, communicate clearly and concisely, and identify and explain how changes in the IT discipline affect business, industry and their work environment.
The demand for technology-savvy individuals in the career tracks of Information Technology has never been greater. Graduates can expect employment as website designers, media and graphics designers, video producers, computer programmer/analysts, e-commerce specialists, internet marketers, webmasters, and project managers. This exciting and rapidly expanding field should appeal to the individual who desires to meet the many challenges of creating or managing computer generated media or data using the most modern computer hardware and software.
Graduates of Information Technology with a concentration in e-Commerce are prepared to pursue positions in business and industry such as application developers/programmers, web developers, webmasters, internet specialists, software developers, data managers, information designers, customer support professionals and related positions that continue to emerge in the information technology field.
Interactive Digital Media Concentration
Graduates of Information Technology with a concentration in Interactive Digital Media are prepared to pursue positions in business and industry that involve both digital and print media with a focus on design. These include positions such as graphic designers, illustrator or page layout artists, webmasters, customer support professionals and related positions that continue to emerge in the information technology field.
Technical Services Concentration
Graduates of Information Technology with a concentration in Technical Services are prepared to pursue positions in business and industry such as network technicians, network specialists, network managers, systems administrators, Unix systems administrators, help desk technicians, technical support representatives, customer support professionals, PC support specialists, user support specialists, and related positions that continue to emerge in the information technology field.