About the Information Technology Program
Graduates of the Information Technology Program are able to:
- Think creatively and analytically in technological problem-solving.
- Problem-solve using productivity software and through computer programming.
- Demonstrate an understanding of information system and technology evaluation and management.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the application of new and developing technologies with sensitivity for security and ethical issues at global, societal, organizational, and personal levels.
- Work effectively as part of a team.
The CSC and IT programs are grounded in the liberal arts tradition, balance theory and practice, and focus on the problem-solving skills necessary for lifelong learning in a field characterized by rapid change in technology.
We succeed in our mission by preparing our students through classroom work and appropriate external internships to secure fulfilling careers in the field of their choosing.
The world has entered an era of rapid technological advancement. The Internet and World Wide Web have increasingly become critically important in corporate strategies and personal development. We recognize this by integrating the latest technologies into the curricula. The curricula are designed to emphasize problem-solving, multiple programming paradigms, and higher order thought processes that will always be needed by corporate America under any business models.
- Students are required to participate in 4 credit hours of internships or cooperative programs with various companies. They may take up to 12 credit hours, if they choose.
- Students develop professional and life skills as they secure their own internship. They seek potential sites, determine and complete necessary forms, partake in interviews, negotiate hours and duties, etc.
- See Sample Syllabus for additional detail.
- Past internships include Quad/Graphics, GE Medical Systems, Milwaukee Brewers, Northwestern Mutual Life, RedPrairie, Metavante Corporation, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.