Bachelor of Science
Information technology (ITEC) is the multidisciplinary study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and system networks. At GGC, ITEC majors may focus on one of four areas: enterprise systems, software development, systems security or digital media. Students whose academic concentration is in another field may also choose to minor in information technology.
ITEC professionals accomplish a range of tasks, from developing and installing applications to designing complex computer networks and information databases.
The information technology concentration prepares students for opportunities in almost every field – from business to healthcare, arts and entertainment, education, government, forensics and national security. Students graduate as ITEC professionals with knowledge of computer hardware and software, databases, telecommunications, wireless technology and the Internet. They also develop the skills of effective communication, teamwork and leadership.
The four concentrations provide students opportunities for in-depth research and internships that prepare them to pursue a variety of careers.
This concentration is for students interested in information technology positions in business and prepares students with a core of ITEC topics as well as courses in business, management and marketing. View ITEC enterprise systems program plan (PDF).
This concentration is for students interested in the full range information technology professions and is ideally suited for jobs in software development. View ITEC software development program plan (PDF).
This concentration is for students interested in the full range information technology professions and is ideally suited for jobs involving system networks and security of those systems. View ITEC systems and security program plan (PDF).
This concentration is for students interested in the full range information technology professions and is ideally suited for jobs involving digital media. View program plan (PDF).
View the course catalog requirements for ITEC majors under the School of Science and Technology.
See the Student Learning Outcomes for the ITEC program.
As technology advances, many fields have become increasingly computational in nature. Computer hardware and software are the essential tools for not only science and engineering fields, but also business and liberal arts disciplines. We could easily find applications of IT in biology, chemistry, mathematics, marketing, accounting, psychology, history, etc.
The purpose of the IT minor program is to provide non-IT major students an opportunity to gain more computational skills and knowledge in IT. The IT curriculum includes programming, database, network, information system, as well as professional practice and ethics. The elective gives students the option to enhance their knowledge in programming languages, security, e-commerce, computer graphics, system analysis and design.
View the ITEC minor requirements (PDF).