“There is incredible technology in the lab and as a prospective student visiting Curry, I knew I would want to get involved in the lab at some point during my undergraduate career. I learned experimental Psychology, had peer teaching opportunities, experience in the lab, and exposure to many other areas of Psychology. I completely loved it here.”
Heather Flaherty '14
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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.
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.