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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is designed to provide students with both the theoretical knowledge and technical skills required by today's information technology professionals.

The program is designed to build the knowledge and skills necessary for the proper utilization of information technology in a variety of business settings. It improves a technologist's depth of knowledge and skills in analysis, design, implementation, and use of both information technology core skills and specialization skills (if a specialization is selected).

Course sequencing is designed to gradually advance student's technical, administrative, critical thinking, and managerial skills. Students will therefore examine positions of responsibility and expertise in various technical and business areas, and will explore the skills necessary for lifelong learning - the requisite for success in this ever evolving field. In doing so, 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 in Information Technology you can seek employment in technical and administrative fields, such as a database administrator, network analyst, systems and business analyst, project manager, consulting services, software engineer, telecommunications, or electronic commerce, among several other exciting jobs.

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. The degree has the following advantages over other degree programs:

  • Develop the skills you need as an information technology professional
  • Learn how to manage businesses and align technologies with corporate needs
  • Specialize in technology or management domains including Network and Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Systems Administration and Telecommunications
  • Prepare for industry certifications in CompTIA (A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, etc.), Microsoft MCSA and MCSE, and/or Cisco CCNA
  • Earn up to 30 credits for your professional and community experience
  • Financial aid, Florida Resident Access Grant, Veterans Assistance Grant (if you qualify)
  • Small classes, so you receive personal attention from distinguished faculty
  • Saturday and evening classes
  • Accelerated eight-week terms
  • Core IT courses, including computer applications, information systems, databases, computer networks, and web design, are now 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.

Specific Objectives

  • develop the skills and knowledge required of an information technology professional
  • become familiar with current technologies while learning new techniques that will lead to the development of better information systems
  • learn innovative techniques to approach a variety of administrative and technical issues
  • analyze and evaluate information systems and processes to recommend viable solutions that meet organizational needs
  • understand various components of the 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 consideration in context of information systems
  • seek a specialization, minor, or explore and document the professional experiences that have contributed to the current professional and technical skills possessed by the student.

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)
  • Design database management systems to organize and automate system processes.
  • Analyze and develop information technology project management methodologies to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Apply various concepts and procedures for creating, viewing, and managing files, directories and disks.
  • Design networking solutions that incorporate a variety of technologies to achieve optimal security, cost, and performance to satisfy a given set of client requirements

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