The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with its three options offers a challenging, state-of-the-art education for those interested in learning the dynamic and growing field of information technology.
The field is interdisciplinary, with applications to all aspects of the economy. Graduating students are prepared to bridge the technology and management disciplines in their organizations. Core business disciplines taught include analytical skills and problem solving; business organization and management; project management; leadership, teams, and communications.
About Our Program
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with its three options (Applications Development, Business/Systems Analysis and Health Informatics) offers a challenging, state-of-the-art education for those interested in learning the dynamic and growing field of information technology. The field is interdisciplinary, with applications to all aspects of the economy. Graduating students are prepared to bridge the technology and management disciplines in their organizations. Core business disciplines taught include analytical skills and problem solving; business organization and management; project management; leadership, teams, and communications. In addition to the core business disciplines students choose an information technology focus in one of three options: applications development, business/systems analysis or health informatics. Each option is designed to produce graduates with the competencies necessary to succeed in the workplace or pursue further graduate level education.
The program option works for first time college students or working adults who already have some existing college credit. The Oregon Tech IT degree has a liberal transfer credit policy and is designed to fit the lifestyle of working adults or full time students. Core classes are offered after work hours to provide the maximum flexibility in your schedule. Most classes use one night a week to reduce your commute time. Oregon Tech's hands-on approach to education assures that you will have the right skills to meet the demanding marketplace. Oregon Tech graduates in Information Technologies find jobs in a variety of roles, including job titles like Program Analyst, Network Technician, Database Administrator, Technical Support, System Designers, Researchers and Application Developer. In addition to computer skills, the program emphasizes team building, critical thinking, creativity and organization.
Oregon Tech's belief in practical, hands-on education means our graduates have the best technology placement track record of any of the state schools. Oregon Tech graduates find great jobs with great Oregon companies. Our business and industry connections have contributed to the design of many aspects of the IT program, which is a plus for you. An IT degree from Oregon Tech means something to the people you want to work for.
Applications Development Option
The Information Technology Applications Development Option focuses on the acquisition of theory and technical competencies to prepare student for successful careers as Application Developers, Network Administrators, Systems Analyst, Database Administrators, or Technical Support. The curriculum is designed to produce graduates with advanced problem solving competencies, good communication skills and the hands-on technical knowledge necessary for success in the workplace or further graduate education. The primary areas of focus include Databases, Networking, System Analysis and programming. There is a strong management component in the program that provides the student with industry required background in business organization and management; project management; leadership, and experience in team projects.
Business/Systems Analysis Option
The Information Technology Business/Systems Analysis Option integrates technical, business, and interpersonal skills to prepare students for successful careers as business/systems analysts and technology managers. This option in the Information Technology program gives the student a solid business emphasis that prepares the student for technical careers as Business/Systems Analyst, Database Administrators, Network Administrators. Along with advanced problem solving competencies the student will develop good communication skills and the technical knowledge necessary for success in the workplace or further graduate education. Course in business organization and management; project management; information systems, and experience in team projects. It is likely that graduates with this option will migrate to management roles in the technology sector.
Students gain theoretical and practical experience with systems analysis and design, project management, personal computers, operating systems, applications, networks, web page design and development, and databases.
Health Informatics Option
The US health care system is in the midst of a technology transformation, moving from paper-based records to integrated electronic health information systems. Technology transformation, specifically electronic health records, data warehouses and integrated health information systems, is changing the face of health care organizations and the delivery of care. One of the key factors in assuring a successful transformation is meeting the needs for highly qualified health informatics professionals and specialists.
The new roles for health informatics professionals are the result of the convergence of information management and information technologies. Health informatics professionals work in operational and management positions throughout the health care industry in such locales as hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, software vendors and government agencies. Health informatics professionals are being called upon to design and use emerging information technologies with the goal of helping providers and patients access and utilize key information in both clinical and business management. Health Informatics provides support in areas such as clinical decision making, research, financial and revenue cycle management, and personal health management.