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Information Technology Degree

Pictured is IT professor Fred Kitner teaching class.

Get Developer Skills at Pittsburgh's Only Downtown University: Enroll for Fall 2015

Information technology is consistently ranked as a career field in high demand. A recent CNN Money article reported that pay raise rates for IT workers outpaced all other professions and the latest information from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated much higher than average growth rates for software developers.

Beginning Fall 2015, our new Bachelor of Science in information technology degree program will prepare you for an industry that changes every minute. Our curriculum offers courses with a strong focus on programming and other technical skills that can immediately be used in the current job market. Working with big data, you will learn programming and other technical skills while having hands-on opportunities and access to the latest tools in the field. Not only will you be prepared to effectively think about problems but you will also be equipped with the knowledge and skills to implement solutions and commercialize them. 

With flexible class schedules, our IT program serves both traditional and working adult students. And with our small class sizes, you'll receive plenty of one-on-one attention from faculty with real-world experience in the IT field.

Hands-on Opportunities Giving You a Competitive Edge

We will work with you to obtain internship opportunities in Downtown Pittsburgh and beyond, enabling you to lay the ground work for job offers upon graduation. In addition, you will frequently gain hands-on experience in our dedicated IT lab, allowing you to build your portfolio and gain a competitive edge in the field.

Information Technology Internships

Students in the IT program have interned at various organizations including:

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Ninja Electronics
  • EDMC
  • Concurrent Technologies Corporation
  • Heinz
  • CSG Interactive
  • Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation
  • The Crons Brand
  • Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania

Careers in the IT Field

With a bachelor's degree in information technology, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities such as:

  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Application developer
  • Interface design expert
  • Computer software engineer
  • IT security manager
  • IT project manager
  • Systems programmer
  • Web page designer
  • IT consultant
  • Website administrator

Our Information Technology Alumni

Graduates of Point Park's information technology program have gone on to work at:

  • Izea iPhone Applications
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Innovations Tech
  • K & L Gates
  • Amerinet
  • Westinghouse Electric Company
  • EDMC
  • Bank of America
  • AAA & W Corporation