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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology introduces concepts upon which information systems are founded and analyzes them as solutions to real-world problems. The curriculumm provides students with the critical skills and knowledge required to direct and control the design, planning and management of information infrastructures in professional settings. This degree program addresses the workplace need for professionals with information systems management and development expertise.

Concentrations

There is only one Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology. Students may choose one of three program Concentrations: Application Development, Cybersecurity, or Networking

Networking Concentration

This Concentration focuses on how to plan, design, implement and maintain network infrastructures. Students will learn how to select the technologies that best suit the client’s needs. Students will also learn how to install, maintain, and extend multi-user computer systems and how to develop administrative policies and procedures.

Areas of study in the Networking Concentration include:

  • Network Design
  • Network Security
  • Wireless Networks
  • System Administration and Maintenance

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Program Details

Students in the B.S. – IST program will learn to create technological solutions that help companies meet their organizational objectives. The knowledge gained may be applied broadly, in a range of professional situations covering information technology, mobile and application programming, systems analysis, cybersecurity and more. Further opportunites may be available for those students who choose to continue their formal education by pursuing graduate degrees in the computer science or information technology fields. Students will learn how to:

  • Define and analyze information system requirements
  • Design, implement, and administer effective information technology solutions based on requirements
  • Identify and apply information technology methods used to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and its delivery
  • Identify and incorporate relevant professional, ethical, legal, and social issues in a technology environment

Career Prospects

Graduates of the B.S. – IST program with a Networking Concentration may qualify for employment in the following job roles and areas:

  • Information Technology (IT) Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Computing Services Management
  • Technical Services Management
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Specialist
  • Network Manager

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