Information Technology

Like solving puzzles? Cracking codes? Connecting the dots? Are you fascinated by all things technology-related? Then a career in Information Technology might be the ticket for you.

Optimize Your Future

In today’s digital world, IT professionals are in high demand. With an Information Technology degree, you’ll have opportunities to work for major corporations, government agencies, nonprofit groups and small businesses.

As an IT major, you’ll learn how to write code for various applications… program using JAVA and other language… become experienced with SQL fundamentals… gain a deep understanding of operating systems, virtualization, firewalls, systems analysis and design… and much more.

At Central Penn, you have options to specialize in the following areas: Networking, Website development, Programming, Internet security and Software engineering.

Concentrations in this Major

APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT

Students will learn how to collaborate with management and lead project teams in developing applications to solve business problems. In addition to gaining hands-on technical skills, students will gain a deep understanding of the standards and principles of applications development and use that specialized knowledge to address new and challenging situations.

NETWORKING AND SECURITY

Students will learn how to lead project development teams in the design, installation and maintenance of complex networks. As part of Central Penn’s Networking and Security concentration, students will be trained on how to discover and disable malicious hacker and virus attacks.

Courses

Discrete Math
Structured Programming
Networking I & II
Microcomputer Systems
Data Modeling Foundations
Object-Oriented Programming I & II
SQL Fundamentals
Operating Systems
Cyber Ethics
Visual Programming
Network Management
Advanced Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis
Advanced Routing
Advanced Switching
Firewalls and Intrusion Detection
Human-Computer Interaction
Systems Analysis and Design
Internet Programming I & II
Software Engineering
Virtualization
Bachelor Degree Internship
Job Pursuit Seminar

Careers in this field include

  • Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Systems Manager
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Systems Analyst
  • Data Communications Analyst
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Application Developer
  • Client Support Technician
  • IT Policy Specialist
  • IT Specialist

People who thrive in this field

  • Love all things tech
  • Problem-solver
  • Versatile
  • Lifelong Learner
  • Team Player
  • Conceptual Thinker
  • Analytical
  • Good sense of humor

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“My experience as an IT major has been great. The IT professors are very knowledgeable and always willing to help. The courses are set up in a way that allows you to get the information you need, but also to try and figure out some things on your own.”

– Sean Colyer, Current Information Technology Student

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