Information Technology



Information Technology

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What You'll Learn

Information technology is a central component of today’s business world. At Elmhurst College, you'll prepare for a vital career as an IT specialist in corporate and organizational setting.

In this program, you’ll learn to create Java and SQL-based business applications, including web-based applications using Java Script, Java Servlets, and SQL databases. And you’ll gain an understanding of the infrastructure that supports today’s network environments.

Curriculum emphasizes the practical applications of information technology in the workplace. You will attain a high level of technical competence; enhance your ability to solve problems and think critically; and sharpen the communication and team-building skills that are essential to professional success. Students also have the opportunity to add a concentration to their coursework or complete an undergraduate-level certificate, providing excellent preparation for a rich, useful career.

Upon completion of the IT program, graduates will be equipped with the skills to obtain a position as an applications developer or begin work in various positions within information systems management or infrastructure engineering. Alumni of the program flourish in high-ranking IT positions at leading international  companies, including Microsoft, ibm, Motorola, and many others. They build thriving careers as senior-level hardware and software engineers, as software managers, as graphic and Web designers, and in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures. In short, the program provides excellent preparation for a rich, useful, open-ended career.

In this program, you will:

  • Master the subtleties of computer logic.
  • Obtain a deep understanding of computer fundamentals, networking, internetworking, Web design and development, and client/server operating systems.
  • Learn how to construct and customize a database.
  • Develop advanced computer-programming skills in JAVA, and apply those skills in the development of algorithms to solve business problems.
  • Understand how computer hardware functions and is controlled by today's operating systems.
  • Learn how a client computer interfaces to a network, how network operating systems (such as Windows) are installed and used, and how internetwork systems are built and function.
  • Learn how to create a database, and how clients on a network can access it using front-end software.
  • Master the methodology required to design, implement, and maintain a large-scale project installed on a corporate network system.
  • Design and implement a web site.  

Coursework in the IT program falls within the framework of the Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) body of knowledge used to access the level of mastery needed to obtain the CCP (Certified Computing Professional Certification).

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