Information Technology (BSIT)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (BSIT)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree in Information Technology provides students with an applied approach that focuses on supporting end users in a variety of workplace settings by utilizing a range of computing technologies. 

  • The degree program gives students the tools to support computing infrastructures and the needs of individuals and organizations, write programs to help render tasks efficiently on their desktop or mobile devices, utilize databases and write the web-based interfaces.
  • This program prepares students network to work primarily in small to mid-size installations with local area networks and is employed in all types of organizations.
  • Graduates of this program may find employment as technicians, technical support specialist, help desk manager, LAN manager, project manager, and database administrator

The Information Technology major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Application Development concentration provides students with the ability to program in languages typically utilized in contemporary business environments. Students will code in applications such as Visual Basic, C++, Java, C# and other industry-standard applications to develop programs employing event-driven and object-oriented techniques.
  • The Applied Computer Security and Forensics concentration places an emphasis on security of desktops and local area networks, which often includes forensic work to prevent and/or determine and correct security issues.
  • The Health Information Technology concentration provides students with the tools to install, manage, troubleshoot and secure hardware and software systems in healthcare environments. The course of study includes health IT privacy, security, organizational behavior, medical business operations, and regulatory requirements.
  • The Integrated Information Technology concentration is ideal for students who want a flexible course of study for positions that require IT staff to perform a wide range of technical duties.
  • The Internet/Multimedia concentration focuses on scripting, server-side form handling, web database integration, and interactive and dynamic multimedia Internet development.
  • The Networking concentration focuses on configuring and maintaining local area networks in various network operating system environments. The emphasis is on entry-level network administration (i.e. managing active directory and network services), desktops, troubleshooting, installation, and maintenance.

THIS PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF

  • You enjoy learning about new and upcoming technologies.

  • You like to help people and have good communication skills.

  • You like a balance of working with your hands and in an office setting.

THIS PROGRAM WILL TEACH YOU

  • Identify and evaluate current technologies and assess their applicability to address individual and organizational needs

  • Develop a product or process by applying knowledge of programming, web, digital media, database, human-computer interaction, networking and security tools

  • Perform end user support including identifying and implementing solutions to user requests
  • Explain implementation, integration, and maintenance for IT applications to a wide range of audiences
  • Work in diverse project teams to develop and/or implement IT-based solutions
  • Apply professional ethics in IT solutions
  • Engage in continuous learning, as well as research and assess new ideas and information to provide the capabilities for lifelong learning