The objectives of the Information Technology program are to prepare the student so that three to five years after completing the program, the graduate will:
- Be working as a computing professional, utilizing the knowledge acquired in the BS in Information Technology program.
- Be engaged in the computing profession and be utilizing professional skills to make a positive impact on society.
- Have participated in further professional development, employing the learning skills taught in the Information Technology program.
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate 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 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