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Information Technology

Curriculum Description

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum. Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study. Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply proper planning and design techniques to develop computer software solutions.
  • Demonstrate programming concepts and techniques.
  • Utilize industry related programming tools and techniques to develop highly sophisticated programs.
  • Employ logical structure development techniques for designing IT solutions

After Graduation

What jobs are available for graduates?

  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Help Desk Support
  • Computer Consultant

Potential employers for graduates:

  • Business Organizations
  • Educational Systems
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals

Skills or traits of a Computer Programming Professional:

  •  Ability to manage multiple diverse tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to operate as an effective team member
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and conflict management skills
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Flexibility
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Knowledge of best practices in developing computer programs and applications
  • Knowledge of information Technology
  • Solid leadership qualities
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills
  • Strong project management skills

Contact for information

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