ABET Accredited

The BS in Information Technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The mission of the School of Information Technology is to educate students in information technology in ways that lead to fulfilling careers and enhance the economic vitality of Central Georgia. The School prepares its graduates to solve problems and apply new technologies within an increasingly interconnected and changing global environment. The School pursues this mission as an educational leader in teaching excellence, scholarship, professional service, and community outreach.

Educational Outcomes

The program provides students with knowledge in the core information technologies and builds on that knowledge to create professionals who meet the business and economic needs of Central Georgia. The program is designed to produce graduates with a diversified set of skills, roles, and experiences including knowledge in Network/network administration, information assurance, media design, and application development. These knowledge areas will prepare our graduates for careers in a range of organizations, from small to large.

The courses in the program also emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and interpersonal and communication skills. Career success through lifelong learning and professional development is emphasized at all levels of the curriculum.

We anticipated that, a few years after graduation, our graduates will

  1. Assume productive roles in IT-related positions, such as network administrator, software developer, web master, systems analyst, information security officer, multimedia designer, and database administrator; and
  2. Pursue life-long learning enabling them to adapt and grow as organizational responsibilities change

Student Outcomes

Students outcomes are referred to knowledge, skills, and experiences students in the IT program are expected to have by the time they finish the program in order for them to achieve the program educational objectives.

The School of Information Technology's Student Outcomes are as follows:

  1. Analyze a complex information system problem to apply principles of information technology and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate an information system solution to meet a given set of information technology requirements.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in developing IT-based solutions.
  6. Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.