Undergraduate Programs in Information Technology and Management
Here’s why an undergraduate degree in Information Technology and Management from IIT’s School of Applied Technology can give you a competitive edge in today’s global economy:
- You’ll learn through a blend of theoretical classroom study and applied hands-on laboratory and project collaboration.
- Project-based learning, mentored by IIT faculty, will allow you to apply what you learn to relevant real-world situations.
- You have the flexibility to pursue a general course of study or specialize in one of seven options and can even determine your specialization after you start the program.
- You’ll learn about a variety of IT fields, including, Web and application development, system architecture, networking, database systems, systems security, contemporary programming languages, and more.
- You’ll learn relevant skills so you can integrate information technology and management into the workplace.
- The program will prepare students for complex professional roles in a variety of organizations and industries.
The pace of change is accelerating and those who can adapt, innovate, and solve problems will shape the world. At Illinois Institute of Technology’s School of Applied Technology (SAT) we are fueling innovation by preparing students for complex professional roles, so they can become innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs in the 21st century.
Employing a careful blend of theory and practical IT applications, the Information Technology and Management program is a hands-on, reality-based approach to education, that allows students to apply what they learn in class to solve real-life problems. Students learn about new and emerging technologies and the application, integration, and administrative practices used in the effective management of these technologies. They are provided an innovative experience in which they work on cutting-edge, industry-sponsored projects.
SAT students gain experience by working to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems in a learning environment that focuses on gaining knowledge through the hands-on application of classroom concepts. Industry-sponsored projects provide students with the opportunities to work in group situations and produce portfolios of their work. Students are mentored and taught by faculty with considerable industrial experience with which to guide their professional development. As a result, SAT graduates are able to demonstrate what they have accomplished with their knowledge and experience and not simply what they know. They are expected to make project presentations both in class and at professional events and to document their projects in academic quality publications.
SAT graduates are making contributions in many fields, including cyber security and forensics; mobile application development; real-time communications; data management and sustainable industrial processes. They have been given responsibility for challenging and high profile projects that are making a difference in the world.
In addition to providing a solid academic background, coursework can prepare you for vendor-neutral certification exams such as, A+, Linux+, Network+, Server+, and Cloud Essentials and for vendor-specific certifications such as Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Certified System Administrator; Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris and Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform; Oracle Certified Database Administrator; and other certifications from organizations such as the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals; the Linux Professional Institute; and the System Administration, Networking and Security (SANS) Institute.
Sound interesting? There’s more.
- You don’t need to be a technology genius to apply; all technical areas are presented beginning at a fundamental skill level and progress to more advanced coursework.
- Our classes meet in the day and evenings and the program can be taken either full or part-time.
- We’ve designed the program to enable students from two-year community colleges, technical schools and other universities to transfer to IIT and complete a bachelor's degree.
And You Can Specialize!
Undergraduate specializations can be chosen from one or more of these areas. It’s a great way to strengthen your resume for future employers.
- Systems Security
- Web Design and Applications Development
- IT Entrepreneurship and Management
- Software Development
- System Administration
- Networking and Communications
- Data Management
- See details regarding the ITM specializations
That’s Why It’s Called Applied Technology.
This is a hands-on, reality-based program, in which students attempt to solve real-life problems using the knowledge they learn in class.
Examples of Courses in the Undergraduate Program in Information Technology and Management at IIT.
- Introduction to Systems Software Programming
- Open-Source Programming
- Cyber Security Technologies
- Cyber Security Management
- Data Modeling and Applications
- Database Management
- Database Security
- Human/Computer Interaction
- Internet Technologies and Web Design
- Web Site Application Development
- Data Networking and the Internet
- Network Administration and Operations
- Cloud Computing Technologies
- Operating System Virtualization
- Intelligent Device Technologies
- Fundamentals of Multimedia
- Rich Internet Applications
- Service-Oriented Architectures
- Embedded Systems and Reconfigurable Logic Design
- Operating System Security
- Open-Source Operating Systems
- See the undergraduate course list
The IT sector continues to be one of the fastest growing and most promising job sectors. What kind of job can I get when I graduate? A good question! In order to answer that, we have collected a large number of actual Information Technology job titles and have categorized them by degree program concentrations to show you the kind of jobs you may be qualified for when you graduate. See a list of ITM career options.
Founded in 1890, IIT is a Ph.D.-granting university with more than 7,700 students in engineering, sciences, architecture, psychology, design, humanities, business and law. IIT's interprofessional, technology-focused curriculum is designed to advance knowledge through research and scholarship, to cultivate invention improving the human condition, and to prepare students from throughout the world for a life of professional achievement, service to society, and individual fulfillment.