Are you looking to begin your education in the dynamic and growing field of information technology? Or, are you an IT professional seeking continuing education, advancement or new options in your career?
The IT field is varied and 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 the Information Technology Program
By earning your B.S. in Information Technology from Oregon Tech you will be prepared to begin, or advance your career with the knowledge and skills that employers across the country and around the world are looking for in this high-demand field.
Throughout the program you’ll be exposed to all the major IT specialties, including:
- Application Development
- Systems Analysis
- Data Management and Analytics
- Information Security
- Network and Systems Administration
Working with your faculty advisor you will select one or more of these areas to focus your studies on through additional advanced coursework in our one-of-a-kind Enterprise Technology and Cybersecurity Lab.
With 95% of our graduates either employed (average starting salaries = $56k) or seeking an advanced degree within six months of graduation, Oregon Tech graduates are successful in the workplace because of the unique, in-demand knowledge and skill set they gain in the program.
Graduates of Oregon Tech’s B.S. in IT – the only program of its type in the Northwest – are prepared through a hands-on, career-directed technology program that produces innovators and problem solvers that excel in their field. Oregon Tech’s belief in the power of a hands-on education means that our graduates have the best technology placement track record of any public colleges or universities in Oregon and in many other states as well. An IT degree from Oregon Tech means something to the people you want to work for.
Our graduates work for:
- Kaiser Permanente
- Mentor Graphics
- Asante Health Systems
- Network Administrator
- Business Analyst
- Database Analyst/Administrator
- Systems Analyst/Administrator
- Application Developer
We prepare our students to be IT professionals. With a variety of concentrations ranging from Networking to Business Analytics, the hands-on courses at Oregon Tech will help you prepare for a career in the information technology industry. Some courses that an IT student at Oregon Tech might take include:
Installing and Configuring Windows Server
Introduces the fundamental skills required to install, configure, and manage a Windows Server.
Intro to Relational Databases
Covers the fundamentals of relational databases, and their management and operation.
Advanced survey of programming topics in areas such as Object Oriented, Data Mining, Business Intelligence and Web Scripting.
Information Systems Security
An overview of security challenges and strategies of countermeasure in the information systems environment.
Oregon Institute of Technology is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. NWCCU is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
Oregon Tech has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).