ITE Program Objectives and Outcomes

Educational Objectives for Information Technology Majors
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology produces graduates who:
Are skilled, competent, and contribute to the work force in their specialty.
Contribute to an Information Technology work environment.
Are academically prepared to continue their graduate education.
Have identified and implemented a plan of improved competency and continuous learning related to their career.
Can assume leadership roles or positions, including team and project leader, within their organization..
Display continued high ethical standards within the community and profession.
Can combine their knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to support both an organization's technology infrastructure and the people who use it as well as specialized technology.
Learning Outcomes for Information Technology Majors
The learning outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology programs, adapted from those specified by the Computing Accreditation Criteria, for Accrediting Computing Programs. Appendix A, (see http://www.abet.org), enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:
An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
An understanding of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
An ability to communicate effectively.
An ability to analyze the impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society, including ethical, legal, security, and global policy issues.
Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.
An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems.
An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
An understanding of best practices and standards and their application.
An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.
Accreditation
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org