Software Development & Information Management
This major provides students with strong programming and application development skills with additional focus on system development, databases, and Web development. The degree is designed to give students a broad background in programming, database administration, database design and programming, mobile application development, system design and development, mathematics, sciences, IT security, networking, Web applications, operating systems, communication, and liberal arts. Hands-on learning ensures deep understanding of all subjects.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Special Purpose Labs
Our IT majors are supported by four special purpose computing labs (networking, IT security, GNU/Linux, and Mac OS), with advanced video cards and industry standard software packages. Our lab coordinator also maintains a Linux-based Apache Web server, an Oracle database server, and several GNU/Linux servers.
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mean annual wages for software developers (applications) was $93,280 in May 2012. The middle 50 percent earned between $70,850 and $113,280. The lowest 10 percent earned $55,190, and the highest 10 percent earned $138,880.
Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Computer Systems Design and Related Services||199,080||$44.87||$93,340|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||31,730||$43.56||$90,600|
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services||21,550||$44.47||$92,490|
*Statistics reported in May 2012
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
A laptop/notebook computer is required for enrollment in all IT major courses CIT 160 and higher. Specifications
Clubs & Activities
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Chapter
Information Technology Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.