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Students pursuing an Information Technology degree at Curry College visit the Google campus in Silicon ValleyBecome a tech support specialist, network administrator or programmer keeping the world’s top companies running, or head to grad school.

At Curry College, our Information Technology degree program can take you anywhere you want to go – from Silicon Valley to Boston, to your very own startup. Rather than focusing on just one specialty, you’ll gain integrated knowledge and marketable skills that let you develop your own career path.

An Information Technology degree from Curry will prepare you to succeed in dozens of career paths, including:

  • Database Administrator
  • Helpdesk Administrator
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Network Architect
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Designer

Course Requirements and Information

The Information Technology major is designed to provide students with a broad knowledge base utilizing various technologies such as database, networking, business applications, programming and the production of web pages. Students will learn the theories and processes inherent in technology that are necessary to successfully meet their personal and professional challenges. Students may decide to manage networks, design and oversee databases, develop web pages, provide help desk support, design and produce software (including Smartphone software) or own their own small businesses. The Information Technology major is also a perfect complement to a minor in a variety of disciplines to enable the students to understand the interrelatedness of various fields of study. Some recommended minors include: Business Management, Design or Communication.

The final component of the major will be the Senior Seminar; where students complete an integrated project, which will showcase their knowledge of technology across multiple areas. The project can be used as a career search tool where students can exhibit their distinct technology abilities and how they relate to a professional setting. The project requirement will include writing, and technical skills samples, as well as a self-reflection component.

Grade Requirements for Information Technology majors:
A grade lower than a C- in any of the core courses signals inadequate performance in the major. Students who receive a grade lower than a C- will be required to repeat the course.

Prerequisites:

IT 1010 Introduction to Information Technology 3
IT 1100 Foundations of Hardware 3
IT 2100 Programming Logic 3
IT 2789 Structured Programming 4
Total: 13


Major Requirements:

IT 2210 Networking 4
IT 2215 Information Technology Security 4
IT 2300 Operating Systems 4
IT 3450 Internship and Seminar 3
IT 3805 Technology Seminar 3
IT 3100 Project Management 3
IT 3500 Object Oriented Programming 4
IT 3800 Current Topics in Information Technology 3
IT 3900 Senior Seminar: This is IT! 3
IT ____ 2 electives (2000/3000 level) 6
Total: 37


Related Required Courses:

AC 1030 Communication Technology 3
AC 2020 Database Concepts 3
AC 2768 HTML and Design 3
EXP 2350 Internship Preparation 1

IT 1010 Intro to Information Technology 3
IT 1100 Foundations of Hardware 3
AC 2020 Database Concepts 3
IT 2100 Programming Logic 3
IT 2210 Networking 3
IT 3900 Senior Seminar: This is IT! 3
Total: 18

The Information Technology major will showcase best practices and proficiency in security, networking, programming, and data analysis and design.

  1. Assist and lead in the creation of an effective project plan
  2. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and societies
  3. Articulate professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities of information technology
  4. Communicate effectively with a range of technical and non-technical audiences, including internal and external stakeholders
  5. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  6. Critically assess and implement IT‐based solutions
  7. Recognize the need and availability of tools for engaging in lifelong professional development

The Information Technology minor will showcase best practices and proficiency in areas of IT as they relate to the global industry and acknowledge the importance of technological lifelong learning.

  1. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and societies
  2. Articulate professional, ethical, legal and social issues and responsibilities
  3. Communicate effectively with a range of technical and non-technical audiences, including internal and external stakeholders
  4. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

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