Plan of Study:
This is a program based on a breadth-first implementation of the Association for Computing Machinery/Special Interest Group Information Technology Education (ACM/ SIGITE) core curriculum that meets the requirements of Purdue University Calumet instructional guidelines. This breadth-first implementation has the student touch each individual topic at an introductory level in the first two years and the SIGITE core is made up of general education courses and specific Information Technology requirements of the accreditation guidelines.
The core courses span knowledge areas that include problem solving, algorithm development, database implementation, project management, human computer interaction, information assurance and security, networking technologies, platform technologies, and operating systems implementation.
The department supports four state-of-the-art and cutting-edge technology virtual classrooms/labs in the Powers building allowing students to access our courses and labs from anywhere and at anytime. Digitally recorded modules may be archived and available as Podcasts or viewed as live or recorded Webcasts so students can work on a self-paced basis.
The following are the Program Educational Objectives (PEO’s) for the Baccalaureate Degree in Computer Information Technology (CIT):
Program Educational Objective 1:
- The program will produce graduates that are information technologists with applied research, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Program Educational Objective 2:
- The program will produce graduates that are professionals, leading industry direction with excellence in providing solutions to business needs.
Program Educational Objective 3:
- The program will produce graduates that are future information technology leaders.
Program Educational Objective 4:
- The program will produce graduates that are life-long learners who have a commitment to service within the community.
Program Educational Objective 5:
- The program will produce graduates that are citizens of the world, sensitive to state, national and global initiatives through technological solutions.
Graduates of the Computer Information Technology program have an:
- ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
- ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
- ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
- ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
- understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;
- ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
- ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society;
- recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development;
- ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
- ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies;
- ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems;
- ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment;
- understanding of best practices and standards and their application;
- ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.
- Fall 2013*
127 Baccalaureate Degree Students
15 Baccalaureate Degree Graduates
* Data from Banner Advisor Query 12/19/2013
Accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.