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Engineer, Silicon Valley
Major: Information Technology
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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.
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:
- 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.
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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.
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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.
Congratulations to members of the Curry applied technology faculty for their on-going professional accomplishments!
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. After graduation, she quickly secured ajob as a sales engineer at Localytics in Boston, an international web app marketing and analytics firm.