This program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the design, implementation, and maintenance of network and telecommunications systems for training and education organizations.
The interdisciplinary program (see catalog) includes a core foundation in the skills most commonly needed in an Information Technology career (information technology application, business and management techniques, writing skills, database systems, programming, and networking principles).
Students also take courses specific to networking and telecommunications as well as courses in one of two focus areas: Computer Web Development Technologies or Business and Communications. The capstone experience for the program is an internship or practicum in technology to provide practical experience in applying technological skills in a real-world setting.
Our IIT Networking and Telecommunications program provides an alternative path to the short term, time-sensitive, narrowly focused, application-specific technical skills training provided by commercial training concerns or community colleges. Our course of study is also highly technical; however, it is longer and has a broader scope so that students enter the workforce with a combination of multiple, marketable, skills. Additional emphasis is placed on developing strategies for the application of the technologies in innovative ways. Special attention is also devoted to development of the planning and organizational skills required to implement and evolve complex systems as well as maintain them.