Information Technology



Information Technology

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What You'll Learn

Information technology is a central component of today’s business world. This accelerated program prepares you for a vital career as an IT professional in corporate and organizational environments.

The program emphasizes the practical applications of information technology in the workplace. You will attain a high level of technical competence; enhance your ability to solve problems and think critically; and sharpen the communication and team-building skills that are essential to professional success.

As a student in the IT program, you will enjoy complete access to Daniels Hall—a superior facility that would be the envy of a much larger campus. Daniels Hall comes equipped with multiple t-1 lines for broadband Internet connectivity; a graphics lab with powerful workstations and cad systems; robotics, image processing, microprocessor and analog/digital electronics labs; data communications and network systems labs; and general-purpose labs with more than 150 state-of-the-art microcomputers.

Alumni of the program flourish in high-ranking IT positions at leading international  companies, including Microsoft, ibm, Motorola, and many others. They build thriving careers as senior-level hardware and software engineers, as software managers, as graphic and Web designers, and in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.

In short, the program provides excellent preparation for a rich, useful, open-ended career.

In this program, you will:

  • Master the subtleties of computer logic.
  • Obtain a deep understanding of computer fundamentals, networking, internetworking, Web design and development, and client/server operating systems.
  • Learn how to construct and customize a database.
  • Develop advanced computer-programming skills in JAVA, and apply those skills in the development of algorithms to solve business problems.
  • Understand how computer hardware functions and is controlled by today's operating systems.
  • Learn how a client computer interfaces to a network, how network operating systems (such as Windows) are installed and used, and how internetwork systems are built and function.
  • Learn how to create a database, and how clients on a network can access it using front-end software.
  • Master the methodology required to design, implement, and maintain a large-scale project installed on a corporate network system.
  • Design and implement a web site.  


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