Bachelor - Information Technology

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If you have a knack for computers and can see yourself working as part of a technical team, you might consider Colorado Technical University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program. Read on to learn more about this program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Colorado Technical University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is designed to teach you fundamental IT skills, including basic computer system security requirements; the roles of computer networks, protocols, and network management software; the development and maintenance of database systems; and computer network problem solving skills. You have the opportunity to learn how these skills relate to overall productivity and profitability. You could take classes like entrepreneurship and e-Business, structured query language, object oriented methods, web development, and information technology architectures. You could also take classes like client and server systems, computer security, or user interface design. This program culminates in a capstone project.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Those thinking of applying to Colorado Technical University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program should have a background in computer science, programming, or mathematics. Applicants to all of Colorado Technical University's programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This program consists of 180 credits. Of those, 72 are core credits, and 44 are concentration credits.

Information Technology Course Requirements

Core Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
BADM 410 or BADM 475 Business Law I or Small Business Management
CS 104 Problem Solving Concepts With C++
CS 146 Introduction to UNIX
CS 246 Structured Query Language
CS 346 User Interface Design
CS 376 Object Oriented Methods
CSS 150 Introduction to Computer Security
EM 208 or EBUS 208 Web Development I or Web Site/Portfolio Development
IT 145 Client/Server Operating Systems
IT 200 Introduction to Networking
IT 300 Computer Networks and Communications
IT 340 Client/Server System and Network Administration
IT 400 Information Technology Architectures
IT 481 IT Capstone I
IT 482 IT Capstone II
MATH 200 Discrete Mathematics
PM220 Project Management Tools
PM434 Project Scheduling and Cost

Concentration Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
TECH ELE Select 12 credits of approved technical electives 12
PROF ELE Select 20 credits from the Professional Track electives 20
PROG ELE Select one object-oriented program language and take 12 credits of courses in that language

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Colorado Technical University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program could prepare you to find work as an IT professional. You could work in areas of IT such as networking, programming, or web development. Because most companies need IT personnel, you could find employment in many different types of organizations. Jobs you could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Network administrator
  • Database administrator
  • Programmer

Advanced Degrees

Alternatively, you could pursue advanced education at the master's level. A master's degree could prepare you to pursue management positions in IT teams or development firms. Degrees you could be eligible for include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Programming
  • Master of Computer Science
  • Master of Web Development

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.