Objectives and outcomes

Mission

The Information Technology (IT) program will educate students to analyze, design, integrate, and manage information systems using information technology.

Program Educational Objectives

The intent of the Information Technology program is to produce graduates who are able to achieve the following objectives:

  • Developed a product or process by applying knowledge of programming, web, database, human computer interaction, networking and security tools
  • Participated effectively as a member of a development team and undertaken leadership roles when appropriate
  • Taken graduate courses or continuing education classes to improve skills and abilities
  • Made positive contributions to community and society by applying skills and abilities learned during undergraduate program in information technology
  • Made decisions related to work that demonstrate understanding of the importance of being an ethical computing professional
  • Applied communication skills to effectively promote ideas, goals or products

Student Outcomes

Students graduating from our information focused programs will be able to choose many different roles; becoming IT and IS consultants, project planners, project managers, interface designers, information systems researchers, web developers, and systems analysts. To emphasize, consider some of the general tasks that an information technology and systems specialist is likely to perform depending on where she works:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  • An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies
  • An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems
  • An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment
  • An understanding of best practices and standards and their application
  • An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan

 

Enrollment and Graduation Data

2009 - 2010 Enrollment 28
2010 - 2011 Enrollment 56
2011 - 2012 Enrollment 65
2012 - 2013 Enrollment 91
2013 - 2014 Enrollment 106
2014 - 2015 Enrollment 112
2015 - 2016 Enrollment 134
2016 - 2017 Enrollment 165
2010 - 2011 Degrees Conferred 13
2011 - 2012 Degrees Conferred 23
2012 - 2013 Degrees Conferred 38
2013 - 2014 Degrees Conferred 46
2014 - 2015 Degrees Conferred 50
2015 - 2016 Degrees Conferred 59
2016 - 2017 Degrees Conferred 128

Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.