Gain a Unique Skill Set in Programming, Software, Big Data and Entrepreneurship
Our program also has a strong emphasis on big data, in which you will learn how to generate and interpret a wide variety of business metrics in order to provide valuable information and insight for organizational leaders to make key business decisions.
Not only will you be prepared to effectively think about problems but you will also be equipped with the knowledge and skill set to implement business solutions and commercialize them.
A Career Field in High Demand
Information technology is consistently ranked as a career field in high demand. A CNN Money article titled "5 jobs with the biggest pay hikes" reported that pay raise rates for IT workers outpaced all other professions.
Additionally, the latest information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates job growth rates for software developers to be "much faster than the average for all occupations" due to a large increase in demand for computer software, especially within the mobile technology and health care industries.
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 IT labs, allowing you to build your portfolio and gain a competitive edge in the field.
Students in our IT program have interned at various organizations such as:
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Ninja Electronics
- Concurrent Technologies Corporation
- CSG Interactive
- Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation
- The Crons Brand
- Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania
With a bachelor's degree in information technology, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities including:
- 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