The Information Technology Program provides sufficient education and training to enable graduates to procure entry-level positions in the information technology field and provides adequate applied instruction to meet the training and retraining needs of employers.
Information Technology (IT) is a broad and expanding field of applied science encompassing parts of many disciplines that relate to information processing and management. The IT program is designed to provide graduates with the necessary skills to function in today’s business world with particular emphasis on the centrality of information and its processing, distribution and presentation. IT graduates will obtain competencies in areas such as personal computer (PC) support services and network technology. Graduates will have completed a core of courses including interpersonal skills, written and oral communications, and actual hands-on experience. Students will complete a core of courses to ensure they possess the base knowledge necessary in the field. Specialization areas will allow students to pursue a more focused aspect of the IT program.
- Possess the knowledge to perfom tasks related to entry-level information technology positions.
- Apply the theory of information technology to specific jobs.
- Think analytically and logically in relation to information technology.
- Use effective communication skills and work ethics appropriate to an information technology workplace environment.
Graduates may find employment as a customer support specialist, PC repair technician, network technician, system analyst, help desk specialist, or project manager.
Core Degree Requirements
|Info Tech Core Requirements|
|INFO 1000||Intro to Information Tech||3.0|
|INFO 1010||Microcomputer Applications||3.0|
|INFO 1025||Operating Systems I||3.0|
|INFO 1030||Database Concepts & Design||3.0|
|Gen Ed Core Requirements|
|Select one of the following Written Communication courses:||3.0|
|English Composition I|
|Basic Technical Communications|
|Select one of the following Oral Communication courses:||3.0|
|Business & Professional Speaking|
|Fund of Human Communication|
|Select one of the following Social Science courses:||3.0|
|Contemporary Economic Issues|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Intro to Psychology|
|Human Relations: People Skills|
|Intro to Sociology|
|Issues of Unity & Diversity|
|Select one of the following Mathematics courses:||3.0|
|Intermediate Algebra (or higher) *|
|Total Credit Hours||24.0|
MATH 1150 College Algebra is required for several programming classes.
See a program advisor for a list of electives.