Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program provides students with both the theoretical knowledge and technical skills required by today's information technology job market.

Students receive a foundation that supports them in a variety of business settings, fostering competency in analysis, design, implementation, and use of IT core skills and specialization skills. Course sequencing is designed to gradually build the student's technical, administrative, critical thinking, and managerial skills, as well.

Students will:

  • Become familiar with current technologies and tools while learning new methodologies that will lead to the development of better information systems.
  • Understand the different components of the information technology field, including hardware, software, communication, networking, research, people, and management skills.
  • Learn how to methodically and practically approach a variety of technological and managerial issues to ultimately improve business strategies and competitive advantage.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge required of an information technology professional.
  • Analyze and evaluate organizational systems and processes to recommend software solutions that meet an organization's needs and goals.

With a BSIT you can seek employment in technical and administrative fields, such as a systems analysis, information systems administration, project management, consulting services, and electronic commerce.

General Objectives

The BSIT degree prepares students for an exciting future and empowers them with the technical, business process management, and leadership skills necessary to compete and excel in today's age of innovation. Through the BSIT program, you’ll gain the following valuable experience:

  • Earn up to 30 credits for your prior professional and community experience.
  • Access to financial aid, Florida Resident Access Grant, Veterans Assistance Grant (if you qualify).
  • Enjoy small classes, distinguished faculty,
  • Saturday and evening classes,
  • Accelerated seven-week terms.
  • Core IT courses are also available in a flexible online format that enables students to optionally meet face-to-face or participate in regularly scheduled web conference class sessions.
  • Learn current technologies, learn how to manage businesses and align technologies with corporate needs, and ways to improve information systems.
  • Prepare for industry certifications in A+, Network+, Security+.
  • Understand various components of information technology, including hardware, software, networking, and system support.
  • Analyze technical concepts, methods, and measurements that are applicable to the design, analysis, and testing of computer software and hardware.
  • Evaluate the impact of globalization on business information systems.
  • Assess the social issues, such as ethical and legal considerations in the context of information systems.
  • Seek a specialization, minor, or explore and document the professional experiences that have contributed to your current professional and technical skills.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the BSIT degree, will:

  • Possess a foundation of technical skills needed to begin a career in the area of information technology.
  • Apply the knowledge gained in the program to advance or secure a higher-level position, if already in the field.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with current information technologies and tools.
  • Provide viable and efficient solutions for organizational requirements with respect to hardware, software, communications, implementation, and support of various technologies.
  • Employ research and critical thinking for analyzing and solving organizational problems using IT solutions.
  • Analyze and compare the relative merits of IT systems with respect to a variety of criteria (i.e. efficiency, scalability, security).
  • Analyze and develop information technology project management methodologies to meet organizational needs.