Information Technology | Kent State University

Information Technology

Students can complete both an associate and bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, either fully online or through a combination of online and on-campus coursework. All credits toward the associate degree count toward the bachelor’s degree. Customize your degree through selecting the concentration that fits your career goals.

Concentrations

  • The Application Development Technology concentration prepares students for various professional certifications and positions such as computer programmer/application developer using industry-standard languages and technologies.
  • The General Technology concentration prepares students for entry-level positions in small- and medium-sized organizations that require computer staff to perform a wide variety of technical duties.
  • The Internet/Multimedia Technology concentration prepares students for various professional certifications and positions in Web development, social media, and digital media.
  • The Network Technology concentration prepares students for various professional certifications and positions in tech support and networking fields administering Windows-based systems.

Career Opportunities

An Associate of Applied Business in Computer Technology prepares you for immediate entry into a computer-technology field in a variety of different capacities. Some examples of available jobs include:

  • Computer operations manager
  • Database manager
  • E-commerce network administrator
  • LAN manager
  • Manager of Internet/Intranet technology
  • Manager of voice and data communications
  • Network administrator
  • Technical Support Manager
  • Web architect/developer

Competencies Upon Completion

  • An ability to demonstrate core IT competency in client computing and user support
  • An ability to demonstrate core IT competency in database and information management
  • An ability to demonstrate core IT competency in digital media and immersive technology
  • An ability to demonstrate core IT competency in networking and convergence
  • An ability to demonstrate core IT competency in programming and application development
  • An ability to demonstrate core IT competency in servers, storage and virtualization
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a diverse team to accomplish common goals
  • An ability to read and interpret technical information, as well as listen effectively to, communicate orally with, and write clearly for a wide range of audiences
  • An ability to engage in continuous learning as well as research and assess new ideas and information to provide the capabilities for lifelong learning
  • An ability to exhibit professional, legal, and ethical behavior
  • An ability to demonstrate business awareness and workplace effectiveness

Faculty

Mrs. Susan Hoffman, Assistant Professor of Computer Technology

Mr. Jonathan Van Fossen, Assistant Professor of Computer Technology