“Studying nanotechnology in Australia was the best experience I’ve ever had. It allowed me to learn other cultures and make friends with people who were from Germany, China, Switzerland, and South Africa. It was an amazing experience to network and develop those relationships.”
Shawn Edge '08
Engineer, Silicon Valley
Major: Information Technology
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the Information Technology Major:
- To select appropriate software applications and apply their use in solving complex problems, including how these programs relate to practical applications in a variety of employment sectors.
- To identify computer hardware structure and components and distinguish strategies for purchasing and installing hardware and software in the customized building of a computer.
- To acquire hands-on experience in multiple areas of Information Technology: database, networking, programming, technical support, software applications, web development, network security policies and technical writing.
- To compare how technology integrates with other disciplines, including but not limited to Management, Communication, Graphic Design, etc.
- To recognize cultural attitudes involving information and communication technologies and their roles in the wider society.
- To illustrate their responsibility in ensuring adherence to piracy and copyright laws as well as ethical behavior in the IT field.
- To organize written and visual presentations of information in a logical sequence utilizing visual aids that support the topic and are targeted to a prescribed population.
- Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office and Windows File Management, as well as digital literacy.
- When conducting research, find, evaluate and critique web sites and databases for reliability, dependability, objectivity, currency, accuracy, and authenticity. Formulate document references and citations according to an accepted style such as APA or MLA.
- Determine the roles for IT in organizations and how IT policies are developed and fit within the organization's objectives and mission statement, while balancing the role of team player and independent technician.