B.S. in Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology prepares individuals to assume roles in network, telecommunications, and instructional systems support in a wide variety of organizations, including those with main missions in training, education, and distance learning. These roles include design, development, implementation, maintenance, and adaptation of technologies to meet the organizational goals.

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Program Description

The B.S. in Engineering Technology degree focuses on the implementation, maintenance, and adaptation of technologies to support organizations as they globally connect to support customers, clients, and their workforce. You will learn how to integrate technology into education and training processes; troubleshoot, maintain, and upgrade technology systems; install and configure technology systems and their components; support site-based distance learning systems, and train users in the operation of technology systems.

The IET program is designed for delivery at a distance and exploits technology to offer learners the opportunity to pursue their degree when regular attendance is problematic or relocation is necessary. Our faculty will guide you through your learning experience, and e-coaches are available to provide support throughout the program.

The capstone experience is an internship or practicum that will give you hands-on experience in working with managers and other professionals to integrate technology into organizations and will help you develop people skills to interface with technical and nontechnical team members.

Online degrees may not be available in all states. If you are an out-of-state student, please review our State Authorization Status to confirm that the program is available in your state.

Career Opportunities

By providing systemic, integrated, and evolutionary support for the creation, storage, and dissemination of information within an organization, information engineers are critical to achieving an organization's mission and goals. Our alumni are involved in a variety of high-tech fields. The curriculum is well-suited to each of these specific career paths: 

  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Instructional Systems
  • Training Technology Supervisor
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Web Site Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Help Desk Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Coordinator
  • Distance Learning Technician
  • Field Engineer

Department Contact

Dr. Lakshmi Prayaga
Associate Professor
Department of Information Technology
(850) 474-2030

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Not sure where to start? Want to discuss classes, course load, or details of the program? Make an appointment with an advisor today!

Jeremy Hatcher 
Academic Advisor
Bldg 4, Room 330

Fort Walton Beach:
Lori Anderson
Academic Advisor
Bldg 2, Room 205

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Please review our Academic Learning Compact, our promise of a quality education:

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