Objectives and outcomes

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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:

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems. [IT]

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

2017 - 2018 Enrollment

194

2018 - 2019 Enrollment

208

2019 - 2020 Enrollment

207

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 66
2017 - 2018 Degrees Conferred 88
2018 - 2019 Degrees Conferred 101

The B.S. of Information Technology is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.