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: digital media, enterprise systems, software development or systems security. 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.

Information technology opportunities are present in almost every field – from business to healthcare, arts and entertainment, education, government, forensics and national security. ITEC majors graduate as knowledgeable professionals versed in computer hardware and software, databases, telecommunications, wireless technology and the Internet. They also develop the skills of effective communication, teamwork and leadership.

Four concentrations provide students opportunities for in-depth research and internships that prepare them to pursue a variety of careers.

Digital Media

This concentration is for students interested in the full range information technology professions and is ideally suited for jobs involving digital media. View the course catalog requirements for a BS in ITEC digital media.

Enterprise Systems

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 the course catalog requirements for a BS in ITEC enterprise systems.

Software Development

This concentration is for students interested in the full range information technology professions and is ideally suited for jobs in software development. View the course catalog requirements for a BS in ITEC software development.

Systems and Security

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 the course catalog requirements for a BS in ITEC systems and security.

Information Technology Minor

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 course catalog requirements for a minor in information technology.