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Information Technology

Information Technology is a program that combines in-depth education in technology with hands-on training, along with an introduction to an area for students to apply their skills, such as electronic broadcast media, music technology, administration of justice, education, or healthcare informatics, among many others. As an academic discipline, Information Technology focuses on meeting the needs of users within an organization through the selection, creation, integration and the administration of computing technologies. In addition to their technical peers, they tend to work with a wide variety of users.


General Information
College

College of Engineering and Computing

GPA Requirement 2.0
Department Website Department of Information Technology
Degree(s) Offered Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Possible Areas of Specialization
  • Networking & Data Ctr. Admin.
  • Information Management
  • Web & Multimedia Foundations
Possible Employment Settings
  • Federal, state and local government agencies
  • Banks/financial institutions
  • Broadcast and media production
  • Business and industry, both public and private
  • Software manufacturers
  • Educational institutions
  • Web development companies
  • Data processing service firms
  • Wholesale and retail business
  • Utilities
  • Telecommunications
  • Healthcare
  • Airlines
  • Engineering firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Investment firms
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Research & development firms
  • Test development corporations
  • Government agencies:
  • Consumer Affairs Commission
  • Management & Budget Office
  • Agriculture Department
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Defense Department
  • General Accounting Office
  • Consulting firms
  • Non-Profit organizations
  • Computer sales and service firms
  • Professional/Technical journals

 

Occupational Opportunities
  • Network Administrator
  • Desktop Support Specialist
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Data Center Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Technical Writers
  • Multimedia Developers
  • Interface Designers
  • Information Technology Analyst
  • PC Analyst
  • Webmasters
  • Software Developers
  • Client Server Support Analyst
  • Systems Support Specialist
  • Computer network managerDatabase administrator

 

Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations GS Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
Computing Research Association Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Association for Information Systems Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
Association for Computing Machinery
Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals
Salary Information
Internet Resources

Last updated: 10/2/2018