The program in Information Technology is a 36 credit sequence of courses designed for computer professionals who need to learn the advanced aspects of this technology. Rather than intending to create specialists in a specific area, the program prepares students to handle the issues related to information technology.
The program offers courses in key technical topics, current status and the future directions of systems technology, as well as the social aspects of technology. The program is based on the belief that learning leads to change and that technologists must be able to maintain the ability to learn continuously to be successful in the information technology profession.
Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 36
While an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or Information Technology is not required, a student with a Bachelor degree in an unrelated field is required to take seven prerequisite courses, or 21 credits, in the areas that follow:
Introduction to Programming (C) 3 cr.
Project Management 3 cr.
Database Management 3 cr.
Network Operations Management 3 cr.
Information Systems Design & Analysis 3 cr.
Statistics 3 cr.
Advanced Statistics or Discrete Math 3 cr.
In some cases professional experience may substitute for academic coursework. Compliance with prerequisites requires the approval of the program director.