Information Technology (IT) focuses on meeting the needs of users within an organizational and societal context through the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies. To succinctly put it - IT uses technology to apply information to meet business needs.
Information Technology is the term used to describe the convergence of computer science, management and information systems. The main distinction between IT and the other computing disciplines (e.g., computer science, software engineering, etc.) is that IT professionals must know how to apply computing technology and to build a business case for that application. It emphasizes the management and performance of information technology planning, development, implementation and operation, and development of the infrastructure to support the processes necessary to achieve organizational objectives.
IT offers three degree programs: the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) degree, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology (BASIT) degree, and the Masters of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree, and four graduate certificate programs. Our academic programs are designed to prepare students for successful careers in a rapidly-evolving discipline and we place a strong emphasis on applications and the capability of solving real-world problems.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree has the primary objective of meeting the high demand for professional degrees in the strategy, development and administration of integrated computing, management and information technology systems. The degree has core requirements, major requirements and required electives. The major contains those courses considered fundamental to the information technology field and the electives give the student some flexibility in choice.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology degree is designed for students who have an Associate of Applied Science in computing from a member institution of the Technical College System of Georgia. The courses that have been completed for an AAS will transfer as a block, and an additional 60 credit hours (or approximately 2 years of full-time study) will be required to obtain the BAS degree.
The Masters of Science in Information Technology degree is designed to enhance career options for a broad mix of students. The program is geared for those students interested in pursuing a career in the management and performance of information systems planning, development, implementation and operation.
The Graduate Certificates in Information Technology prepare individuals who hold an accredited bachelor's degree to advance their knowledge in the field of information technology without having to make the commitment of completing a master's degree. Current graduate certificates that can be completed include the: 1) Graduate Certificate in IT Fundamentals; 2) Graduate Certificate in IT; 3) Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Assurance; and 4) Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology.