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Offered as: Associate, Bachelor

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The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Program provides the opportunity to work with Professors that bring their real-world experiences and expertise into the classroom.

Students will be educated in networking, programming, database management, and much more.

Information Technology students will gain all of these following skills and more needed to become academically prepared for the Professional Information Technology field:

  • Develop a broad understanding of microcomputer design concepts and applications
  • Be knowledgeable of operating systems and installation configure
  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge of network design and implementation
  • Equipped with system engineering skills
  • Have a comprehensive base of computer science studies

Undergraduate students of the Information Technology Program may continue their studies and receive an MBA with a focus on the business side of the Professional IT field.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over the last 15 years, information technology occupations have increased by 18%.

In 2013, According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the average starting salary for graduates in the Computer Science field was $64,100.

Careers:

With employment numbers already high within the tech industry, it is expected to be one of the most rapid-growing fields between 2012 and 2022.

Here are just a few of the top jobs from 2013:

  • Software Developer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Database Administrator

New Concentration: Digital Forensic Investigation

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Additional IT Programs offered through the Graduate and Continuing Education Office

Associate of Science in Information Technology (Blended Program)

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 the 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:

  • Application with a $30 application fee.
  • 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)

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:

  • Application with a $30 application fee.
  • 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

Adjunct Professors

Adjunct Professors – Information Technology,

Information Technology

Lauren Coakley – ST:  Graphic Design (SPRING)

William Davis – Comm. Tech. Lit (FALL & SPRING)

Aaron Frye – Tech & Management Information (FALL)

David Kozak – ST: Java Programming (FALL)

Gregory McConnell – Comm. Tech. Responsibilities *** (FALL & SPRING) , Comm. Tech. Literacy (FALL)

Jonathon Murawski – ST: Intro to Programming *** (SPRING)

Beth Sharp – Comm. Tech. Literacy (FALL & SPRING)

Mindy Sheehan – Comm. Tech. Literacy (FALL)

Kevin Slonka – Logic & Structured Design (FALL) , Client/Server Based Operating (SPRING)

Misti Smith – Comm. Tech. Literacy *** (SPRING)

Robert Stere – Information Lit. in the Digital World (SPRING)

John Valkovci – ST:  Intro to Computer Forensics (SPRING)

Joe Vargo -Database Design (SPRING)

 

*** ONLINE COURSE


Student Success Profile

"This program allows us to work in the IT field with real world scenarios and hands on experience. You are able to do everything from programming, to hardware repairs, and setting up networks. You learn how these components all work together and how you are able to make this happen. You complete an internship which allows you to work outside the classroom and to learn more about a certain company. I love this major for all these reasons and more." -Nicole Mishler

Meet the Information Technology Department!

Christopher Mingyar
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Jeffrey Sunseri
Instructor of Business/Information Technology
Karen Watt
Assistant Professorof Information Technology/ Coordinator, Information Technology Program
Kimberly Asonevich
Assistant Professor of Business Administration/ Chairperson Business and Information Technology



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