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Information Technology Curriculum
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.
|IT 1010||Introduction to Information Technology||3|
|IT 1100||Foundations of Computer Hardware||3|
|IT 2100||Programming Logic||3|
|IT 2300||Operating Systems||4|
|IT 2535||Technical Communication||3|
|IT 2215||Information Technology Security||3|
|IT 3805||Technology Seminar||3|
|IT 2789||Structured Programming||4|
|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|
Related Required Courses:
|AC 1000||Navigating Your Digital World||3|
|AC 2020||Database Concepts||3|
|AC 2768||Web Design||3|
|EXP 2340||Introduction to Experiential Learning|
|IT 3450||Information Technology Internship|
Several Curry College IT majors had the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting at the annual Boston Code Camp (25) in the spring of 2016. The conference brings regional software development professionals together for the opportunity to immerse themselves in seminars, presentations, group exploration, and networking.
Like many high school kids, Ivan Marchany '16 was very much into video games. But little did he realize that his boyhood hobby would turn into a career path in cyber-security. Because of a learning difference, Ivan's college search led him from his home in Puerto Rico to the Curry College PAL program, where he has thrived academically as an IT major, turning his once-perceived weaknesses into strengths.
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.
Congratulations to members of the Curry applied technology faculty for their on-going professional accomplishments!
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. He is now the Senior Quality Assurance Lead, Mobile for Target.