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Department of Information Technology

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

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:

1. Be working as a computing professional, utilizing the knowledge acquired in the BS in Information Technology program.

2. Be engaged in the computing profession and be utilizing professional skills to make a positive impact on society.

3. Have participated in further professional development, employing the learning skills taught in the Information Technology program.

Student Outcomes

The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline

2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs 

4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

5. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

6. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society

7. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

8. An ability to use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice

9. An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies

10. An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems

11. An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment

12. An understanding of best practices and standards and their application

13. An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan