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My theatre classes were amazing. I learned not only acting techniques but also the background about how theatre operations work…so my two years as general manager really prepared me for all aspects of my career.


Jennifer Fogarty '09
Professional Actress
Major: Communication

Minor: Theatre




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Information Technology

If you are a student who enjoys exploring new technology while solving problems by applying your technical and analytical skills, then you may want to consider a major in information technology.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor's predictions for the fastest-growing careers through 2018, technology jobs - in any number of forms - are at the top of the list.

In the Curry IT program you will acquire the knowledge and skills needed for areas in high demand, such as programming and web design. You will gain invaluable experience for future employment through the usage of hardware, networking and database labs.

The IT program also offers courses that complement other majors, such as Identity Theft for Criminal Justice majors, Web Page Design for Graphic Design majors and Database Concepts for Business Management majors.

IT Careers

Graduates of Curry's information technology major have gone on to careers in help desk support, networking, IT support specialist and more, in a variety of settings, at companies such as:

  • Ektron
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Massasoit Community College
  • Ropes and Gray
  • C-4 Analytics
  • Clark USA
  • EasCare Ambulance

Develop a Portfolio for Career Success

As an IT major you will be required to create a digital portfolio, which will showcase your finest work while at Curry. The portfolio will be used as a career search tool to assist you in securing a job in a variety of areas when you graduate. The portfolio will include writing samples, technical skills samples, a resume and a self-reflection component.

Information Technology as a MAJOR

The IT major will provide you with a broad knowledge base utilizing various technologies such as database, networking, business applications, programming and web page creation.  You will learn the theories and processes inherent in technology that are necessary to successfully meet your personal and professional challenges.

Information Technology as a MINOR

Applied Computing as a MINOR

Information Technology CONCENTRATIONS

Create your own program of study through the individually initiated concentration, or select from concentrations in:

  • Game Programming
    The Game Programming concentration consists of Structured Programming and Game Creation.
  • Network Administration
    As a Network Administrator, you can become an invaluable asset to companies large and small, protecting valuable data and staying one step ahead of hackers.
  • Web Development
    Learn how to create your own website through courses like Web Page Design, Structured Programming, and Creating Web Pages.
  • Database Administration
    The Database Administration Concentration is designed to expand upon the learning outcome goals of the IT major and prepares students to become Database Administrators (DBA).
  • Software Development
    The Software Development Concentration is designed to expand upon the learning outcome goals of the IT major. This concentration addresses the foundations, methodologies, and tools for developing software systems, with an emphasis on the technical issues of software development.

Get Started Today!

Visit campus and explore Curry's IT program in person. You also may request information to learn more about the major, minor or concentration of your choice. When you're ready to apply to Curry, we'll help you get started.

Contact the Applied Technology Department:
Maryann Gallant
Chairperson
617-333-2162
mgallant@curry.edu


 
Technology Faculty News
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Congratulations to members of the Curry applied technology faculty for their on-going professional accomplishments!

Meet Stacy Osorio '14

Stacy Osorio '14, an Information Technology major and Management minor from Pittsfield, Massachusetts has known since high school that she wanted to pursue a career in the IT field, and she is doing it at Curry College.

Meet Robert Anderson '07

Despite economic challenge and record unemployment rates, Information Technology alumnus Robert Anderson '07 is thriving in his career. Not only is he employed with one of the country's fastest growing companies, but he has been promoted several times since graduating from Curry.

Meet Shawn Edge '08, Engineer - Silicon Valley

Shawn Edge '08 was always that neighborhood kid who got called over to a friend's house to set up a VCR or troubleshoot on the computer. By the time he started his college search a dozen years later, he knew he wanted to major in information technology and gain hands-on practical experience, and the Curry College program seemed like a perfect fit.

IT Club

The Information Technology "IT" club is for all students interested in the dynamic and ever-changing fields of Information Technology and Applied Computing.

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