Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Nov 16, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Information Technology/Cybersecurity


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Information Technology


The Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology is designed to provide the student with a practical grounding in the fundamentals and skills in specific concentrations of the computing arts.

Information Technology will prepare students to use computers effectively in educational, commercial or industrial environments, such as childhood education, networking, website design, web administration. or cyber security positions. All Information Technology majors are given a firm grounding in fundamental computer concepts and philosophy, in conjunction with an in-depth education in their area of concentration.

The Campus Technology Center supports students in information technology, mathematics and other fields. The center consists of a number of laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia computer systems, a multimedia production facility, and a hands-on networking laboratory. In addition, the campus infrastructure includes a wireless academic network (WAN) that provides access to online resources, including the library and the Internet, from virtually anywhere on campus. Facilities are available for individual students as well as classes. Knowledgeable staff and student assistance are available during all hours of operation.

Curriculum for Information Technology


This course of study provides for a broad fundamental education in information technology in conjunction with an in-depth education in a specific concentration. Four concentrations are offered: Cybersecurity  , Educational Technology , Networking and Web Technologies .

Cybersecurity


The cybersecurity concentration is designed to prepare Information Technology majors to pursue cybersecurity careers by mastering the following skills:

  • identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities in software applications, operating systems and computer networks;
  • understand mathematical algorithms behind encryption and decryption techniques used in computing;
  • understand the professional and legal implications of topics such as privacy, employee surveillance, compliance, cybercrime and cyber-attacks.

Program Requirements for Information Technology Major


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