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Computer Networking and Information Technology, B.S.: 4-year sequence
The Computer Networkingand Information Technology program prepares graduates for leadership positions in a dynamic environment. Professionals in the field deal with a broad range of business and technical issues. The program emphasizes managerial, technical and science skill courses. The field of information technology requires application of scientific, business and technical principles together with appropriate knowledge, and supports research, marketing, design, and systems that integrate information technology.
Students apply theory to solve real-world problems in an intensive hands-on laboratory environment that is the heart of UW-Stout’s teaching strategy. Emphasis is on areas of information technologies that include voice, data, and video systems.
Technical courses foster the development of understanding in systems creation, design, development, implementation, operations and management. Students take courses that provide the basic knowledge about the technical elements required in building any voice, data, and video network systems. Students completing this program have the opportunity to earn one or more of the following highly respected professional certifications: Cisco CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP, and Microsoft MCSE.
Professional studies provide a solid managerial background while humanities and social science courses introduce students to methods of communications, motivation, and supervising people. Math and physical science courses help in solving technical and economic problems found in business.
Several work experience programs have been developed. Internships, field experience, independent study and cooperative education opportunities are available. You can work for a summer or semester earning college credit as well as a salary, while gaining a personal perspective of the business and technical world of information technologies.
Computer Networking and Information Technology Management graduates advance into administrative and executive areas within an organization. The professional certifications earned give students a substantial competitive advantage when entering the job market.
Bachelor of Science Degree
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