Information Technology

This minor is designed to provide students with the basic theoretical knowledge and technical skills required by today's information technology professionals. The minor courses are also available in a distance delivery format (online).

Students who successfully complete this minor will:

  • Possess a foundation of technical and administrative skills needed to begin a career in the area of information technology.
  • Provide solutions for organizations with respect to hardware, software, communication, planning, design, implementation, and support of various technologies.
  • Employ research and critical thinking for analyzing and solving organizational challenges.
  • Understand various components of the information technology, including hardware, software, communication, planning, design, implementation, and support.
  • Propose solutions and apply troubleshooting strategies to deal with various technical problems.

Students pursuing a BSIT are not allowed to complete this minor. Also, students should seek approved substitution of minor courses that are also counted toward the program core and/or specialization courses. In other words, students must complete 21 credit hours of approved coursework beyond the core or specialization requirements.

The minor consists of the following seven courses and has a three-credit computer literary pre-requisite, CS 180*. A grade of C or higher is required in all minor coursework.

The IT minor courses are also all available to students in an online and web video conferencing format using our state-of-the-art technologies.

Information Technology Minor Courses (21 Credits)

  • IT 200 - Foundations of Information Technology*
  • IT 310 - Telecommunications and Computer Networks
  • IT 320 - Computer Security
  • IT 338 - Web Design, Authoring and Publishing
  • IT 400 - Project Management
  • IT 426 - Databases
  • IT 450 Administration Information Systems

*Advanced students may earn credits for the CS 180, IT190, or IT200 courses by test-out examination. Please reference the Credit by Examination policy.

The minor consists of the following seven courses and has a three-credit computer literary pre-requisite, CS 180 *.