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Degree Details

Offered as: Associate, Bachelor

Optional Concentrations (BACH)
  • Computer Security Concentration
  • Business Analyst Concentration
  • Digital Forensics Investigation Concentration (with Digital Forensics Investigation Certificate)

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on experience with a dedicated lab for IT majors
  • Evening, online and accelerated courses available
  • Instruction from professionals in specialized fields
  • Provides career flexibility to specialize or explore various IT areas
  • Ability to adapt curriculum to changing technological advances
  • Minor Available

Why study Information Technology at Mount Aloysius College?

The advantage for Information Technology students at Mount Aloysius is exposure to today’s technology, coupled with hands-on experiences that illustrate to students where that technology is going, then preparing them for those destinations.

The IT program at Mount Aloysius offers an exciting collection of concentrations including:

  • Computer Security Concentration
  • Business Analyst Concentration
  • Digital Forensics Investigation Concentration

Students will develop a broad understanding of microcomputer and network design concepts, operating systems, and installation configuration–all focused on preparation for a great career as an IT professional.

Information Technology never operates in a vacuum. Students become familiar with real-life contexts like corporate digital infrastructure, healthcare, and the growing security concerns that touch every aspect of our modern world.

What do Information Technology majors do?

Information Technology professionals learn and use many strategies during their careers. Just a few of the tasks include upgrading products and services, maintaining computer networks, computer and server repair, set-up and maintenance of systems and servers, and creating websites and databases.

Possible Careers

The horizon is just your starting line after graduating from the IT program. Some career choices include:

  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Network and computer systems administrators
  • Software Developers
  • Web Developers

Are there job openings? How much will I make?

Trending up arrowThe demand for computer and information technologists is expected to rise 12% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 488,500 jobs.*

The national median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $81,430 in May 2015.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

Recent Success Stories

Carter Lehman, ’13, is a Senior Auditor at Dollar Bank in Pittsburgh

Jon Williams, 2017, Computer Investigative Forensic Analyst, IRS-CI, Electronics Crimes Technology Support Center. Jon enrolled in the Bachelor Science IT program specifically for the Digital Forensics Concentration. He had already earned a BA degree and, at the time, was concurrently enrolled in a Master’s program, which he completed in 2016.

Bryan Jordan, 2017, Information Technology Specialist – Forensic Examiner, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bryan, concentrating in Digital Forensics, interned during the summer with the FBI, then continued the analytical work while completing his degree.

Michael Viveros, 2016, Software Engineer, Net Health. Michael shares his expertise by returning as a guest speaker for database classes and serving on the Business Information Technology department advisory council.

Chris Scoran, 2016, Technologist, Precision Business Solutions. Chris interned with the IT management and security solution provider, who then offered him a career position. He was recently awarded a Cisco Global Cybersecurity Scholarship for the summer of 2017.

Bethany Helsel, 2014, Associate Programmer, Sheetz Inc., Since being hired as a Programmer after graduating in May 2014, Bethany was recognized for performance and has been promoted to her current position as Associate Programmer.

Who will teach me?

Business Information Technology faculty have developed their teaching skills through a combination of education and experience working in the industry. Credentials include Doctoral and Master’s degrees, certifications, and recognized expertise in network administration, database and programming development, cyber security, digital forensics analysis, and program management. Professionals from corporations, federal agencies, consulting firms, and security operation centers bring their leading-edge content to classes.

 

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New Concentration: Digital Forensic Investigation

New Concentration: Digital Forensic Investigation

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Associate of Science in Information Technology (Blended Program-Altoona)

The Associate of Science degree program in Information Technology (IT) is a great way to continue your journey into the field of information technology.  Students will have courses in networking, database management and client/server systems as well as liberal arts courses.  The program is designed for immediate entry into the workforce, to assist the working professional gain the experience necessary to advance professionally, and provides a foundation for further college work.

Evening classes are held at the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center and at the main campus of Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, PA.

Program Highlights:

  • Convenient evening and online courses with several courses offered in an 8 week accelerated format.
  • Solid foundation in computer technology.
  • Several classes are offered in an eight week format
  • Graduates gain the experience necessary to advance professionally or to pursue further college work.

Admission Requirements

  • Official high school transcript or GED diploma.
  • Official college transcripts, if applicable

To receive additional information contact the Graduate and Continuing Education Office at 814-886-6406 or gce@mtaloy.edu

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Blended Program- Altoona)

The Bachelor of Science degree program is designed to provide a strong foundation in networking, programming, database management and related areas.  The IT program is focused on the acquisition of theory and technical competencies associated with the IT profession.  The curriculum presents fundamental knowledge of both the function and development of information systems by providing a broad range of IT coursework.

Evening classes are held at the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center and at the main campus of Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA.

Program Highlights:

  • Convenient evening and online courses with several courses offered in an 8 week accelerated format.
  • Well-rounded education in computer technology.
  • Emphasizes hands-on experience in programming, client/server operating systems, databases, computer hardware and networking.

Admission Requirements:

  • An associate degree or 60 hours of transferable college credits.
  • Official college transcripts.
  • Official high school transcript or GED diploma.

To receive additional information contact the Graduate and Continuing Education Office at 814-886-6406 or gce@mtaloy.edu

Internships

Required internships provide industry experience to develop confidence and assurance that skills are in demand and highly-valued. Internships often become employment opportunities upon graduation.

Internship sites include Precision Business Solutions; Sheetz; Windber Medical Center; Concurrent Technologies; Local School Districts; the FBI; other Federal government agencies; and consulting firms.

Requests for IT interns continue to exceed the number of students available for internships.

 

Mountie Insight

"The courses that I've taken here in the Digital Forensics program have prepared me 100% for this career, because everything I've learned in the classroom I have transferred over and used in my internship and I will be using in my career with the FBI."

Bryan Jordan

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Class of 2017

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Instructor of Business/Information Technology
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Karen Watt
Assistant Professor of Information Technology/ Coordinator, Information Technology Program
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Kimberly Asonevich
Assistant Professor of Business Administration/ Chairperson Business and Information Technology
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Cathleen Golden
Assistant Professor of Business & Information Technology
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Professor of Business & Information Technology/Accounting
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