2020-2021 Catalog

Information Technology, Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science Information Technology Program prepares students for entry level IT Network, System, or Security Administration positions within the workforce.  Students will develop the knowledge and skills that are essential within the IT industry. Students will analyze, interpret, design, and maintain on-premise and cloud IT infrastructure as well as focus on overall infrastructure support. Students will learn about enterprise hardware and deployment, server-side system configurations, enterprise networking, security operations, enterprise cloud solutions, and troubleshooting. The BS level program utilizes curricula that focuses on the following certifications: Cisco, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

 

Career Opportunities:

Students who complete the program will qualify for entry level technology positions such as Network Administrator, Systems Administrator, or Security Administrator. Salary information from the Montana Department of Labor for occupational employment statistics can be found here: Network and Computer Systems Administrators

 

Information Technology, BS Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Information Technology Bachelor of Science program, students will be able to to:

  • Formulate, plan, and design a strategy to deploy an IT infrastructure based on the needs of a business
  • Use various methods of communication to demonstrate how to configure and deploy network service applications or cloud based services
  • Recognize and evaluate evolving technology solutions for IT infrastructure
  • Perform analysis on infrastructure security
  • Demonstrate how to work with a team to develop, organize, and complete an IT based project within the community
  • Identify and analyze IT solutions used within CSKT businesses

Curriculum

Fall (Third Year)

ITEC303Security Operations

4

ITEC311Administering Databases

3

ITEC342Windows Server III

4

ENGL306Writing Research Papers

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Winter (Third Year)

ITEC330Network Security Analysis

4

ITEC312Linux Server Administration

4

MATH241Statistics

5

ELECTIVEOpen 3 cr

3

Total Credit Hours:16
The IT Department has designated ITEC 312 as a course that emphasizes information literacy.

Spring (Third Year)

ITEC345Contemporary Topics in IT

4

ITEC 340Virtualization

4

ITEC371Communication Services

4

ELECTIVENative American Studies Advanced General Education from List

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fall (Fourth Year)

ITEC 436Enterprise Networking I

4

ITEC410Cloud Computing

4

ITEC421Introduction to Project Management

3

SPCH360Professional Presentation Skills

3

Total Credit Hours:14
The IT Department has designated ITEC 421 as a course that emphasizes information literacy.

Winter (Fourth Year)

ITEC430Scripting for System Administrators

4

ITEC456Enterprise Networking II

4

ITEC 442Project Management II

5

HMNT301Social and Environmental Ethics

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring (Fourth Year)

ITEC460Advanced IT Internship

5

ITEC476Enterprise Networking III

4

ELECTIVEOpen 3 cr

3

ELECTIVEOpen 3 cr

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 185

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