NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.
This program offers comprehensive study in information technology, systems methodologies and application programming, built on a solid foundation of business expertise. The curriculum includes in-depth instruction and the practical application of structured, mainframe and object-oriented programming languages.
Additionally, you will receive extensive training in:
- Advanced application development
- Database administration
- Internet development
- Project management
You will work independently and in teams to create course deliverables. As a graduate you will begin your career in programming, microcomputer support or computer operations and, with experience, advance to the position of systems analyst with responsibility for the design and planning of system networks and technical support or a management position in programming, operations or other areas.
Note: To ensure you make an informed decision about your information technology (IT) career path, a common first semester is offered for the Computer Systems Technician, Computer Systems Technology, Computer Programmer and Computer Programmer Analyst programs. This approach will give you an opportunity to explore the systems/programming applications and networking/hardware applications of the IT sector. At the end of the first semester, you will then select your program of choice.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Identify, analyze, design, develop, implement, verify and document the requirements for a computing environment.
- Diagnose, troubleshoot, document and monitor technical problems using appropriate methodologies and tools.
- Analyze, design, implement and maintain secure computing environments.
- Analyze, develop and maintain robust computing system solutions through validation testing and industry best practices.
- Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure effective working relationships.
- Select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
- Apply project management principles and tools when responding to requirements and monitoring projects within a computing environment.
- Adhere to ethical, social media, legal, regulatory and economic requirements and/or principles in the development and management of the computing solutions and systems.
- Investigate emerging trends to respond to technical challenges.
- Gather, analyze and define software system specifications based on functional and non-functional requirements.
- Design, develop, document, implement, maintain and test software systems by using industry standard software development methodologies based on defined specifications and existing technologies/frameworks.
- Select and apply object-oriented and other design concepts and principles, as well as business requirements, to the software development process.
- Gather requirements and model, design, implement, optimize, and maintain data storage solutions.
- Integrate network communications into software solutions by adhering to protocol standards.