Nov 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Information Technology (B.S.)


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Program: B.S.
School of Polytechnic  
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 205 ~ 260-481-6338


Information Technology is part of the School of Polytechnic.

Program Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of the Information Technology (B.S.) students will:

  • Be a working Information Technology (IT) professional with core competencies that can be used on multi-disciplinary projects
  • Understand the importance of relationship building within the IT industry
  • Understand the need for lifelong learning in the exploration and journey in IT
  •  Understand, evaluate and practice ethical behavior within the IT industry
  •  Be change agents in the IT industry

Student learning outcomes for the degree are:

The graduates will have:
(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline
(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
(j) An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies of human computer interaction, information management, programming, networking, and web systems and technologies. 
(k) An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems. 
(l) An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
(m) An understanding of best practices and standards and their application.
(n) An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.
(o) A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.


Accreditation

  • The Information Technology degree is preparing for accreditation by the Computer Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • The B.S. in Information Technology (IT) focuses on the usage and application of current technical concepts and practices, and the identification and analysis of user needs in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems. Students will have an understanding of best practices, standards and applications of information technologies, and have the awareness to assist in the creation of an effective project plan to help meet the needs of organizations, enterprise, or society.
  • The main objective of the IT program is to prepare graduates who are seeking careers in designing, developing, programming, and implementing information technology based systems, with an emphasis on network and communication systems (voice, data, and video), mobile and telecommunications systems, computer system & application management and administration, Web application development, computer system securities, enterprise application, information integration, and other emerging areas in the IT field that meet organizational, enterprise, and societal needs.
  • The curriculum includes enterprise IT infrastructure, communications and networking, and IT Project Integration. Technical electives and the IT senior project I and II enable the program to be tailored to the specialization needs of students. Graduates will possess a combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to support an organization’s information technology infrastructure as well as the people who use it.

Program Delivery

  • POLYTECHNIC programs emphasize practice-based learning via hands-on laboratory applications using state-of-the-art equipment. Some courses are available through online, distance, and hybrid learning, however many incorporate an on-campus laboratory element.

Declaring This Major

Students interested in declaring Information Technology as their major may do so in one of two ways:

  • On their application when they first apply to the university.
  • After meeting with a faculty advisor, a change of major can be declared.

General Requirements:

1.  Degree Requirements  
2.  General Education Requirements  
3.  Overlapping Content  
4.  Academic Regulations  

Program Requirements

1.  Students must complete all Core and Advanced Core Courses, Technical Electives, and General Education earning grades of C- or better.
2.  Student Responsibilities:  You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions    to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair.
3.  Transfer credit limits, see Academic Regulations above.
4.  General Education and Major courses as listed below.

Approved Technical Elective Courses: Credits 15


  •  See Academic Advisor before registration. Cr. 15.

Approved Elective Courses: Credits 12


  • Any course except ETCS 10600 or remedial math or English.

Total: Credits 120


Student Responsibility


You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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