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School Spotlight

Each month, Ivy Tech will highlight the academic programs in one of our eight schools. Attend Tuesdays@TheTech to learn more about each school and how its academic programs can help you achieve your educational and career goals.

Ivy Tech School of Information Technology

Are you a tech-savvy person looking for an exciting career in a fast-growing industry? Ivy Tech’s School of Information Technology has programs that could be perfect for you! With options like Computer Science, Cloud Technologies, Cyber Security, Software Development, and more, we have what you need to get you where you want to go.

Featured IT Certifications 

Android Developer

Do you want to work as an app developer? You can now become a certified Android Developer by taking special courses in our Software Development program.

Certified Ethical Hacker

Want to be a computer hacker? (the good kind) You can help find weaknesses in IT systems and use the same skills as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful way to assess the security of a target system. Take special courses in our Cyber Security program

Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator

Would you like to help the police solve crimes by finding and analyzing cyber evidence? Become a certified computer hacking forensics investigator, a special track also offered as part of our Cyber Security program.

Degree and Certificate Programs Offered at the School of Information Technology 

Computer Science (CSCI)

Computer Science is an exciting field that explores the frontier of what computers can accomplish, and spans many disciplines and sectors of our economy, including science and research, industry, business and military. Computer Science has consistently ranked high in job satisfaction and wages over the last 20 years. For students who enjoy math, science, problem solving and new challenges, Computer Science is an excellent career choice with a variety of applications and unlimited possibilities.

Cyber Security Information Assurance (CSIA)

The Cyber Security and Information Assurance program prepares students to work in areas related to information assurance, network and computer security. The program also contains material designed for students currently working in the computer industry and students advanced in computer knowledge who require specific knowledge of information and network-related risks and their avoidance and resolution.

Data Analytics (DATA)

The Data Analytics program prepares students for this fast-growing field which requires skills in organization, storage, data integration, data retrieval, and analysis of data. Students are trained in database design, data engineering, data warehousing, business intelligence, data management, systems analysis, querying, and data visualization and analysis. They are introduced to the tasks required of database engineers, the internal structures and architectures of database management systems, the implementation of data security and integrity, and the assessment of data usage and availability on the web and within internal business systems. Students can complete industry certifications from Amazon Web Services, CIW, CompTIA, Microsoft, and Oracle

Informatics (INFM)

The field of informatics dynamically infuses information science and technology into the lives of people at work and play. It involves studying how people interact with computers, data and other technologies to increase productivity and enhance communication. Informatics addresses how people in various disciplines can employ computer technology with a wide range of tasks from automating mundane processes to helping people see the bigger picture at the strategic level. Students will study topics in information technology and information systems, completing their degree with an interdisciplinary emphasis such as health sciences, criminal justice, accounting, social sciences and others.

Information Technology Support (ITSP)

The Information Technology Support program provides students with knowledge and skills needed to deploy, troubleshoot, and support stand-alone and networked computing systems and technology. Students will learn problem solving techniques for solutions to practical computer related issues; skills in computing technology support similar to that in a helpdesk environment; the soft skills needed to interact with and support a diversity of customers; the ability to diagnose problems and walk customers through resolving these issues; skills in helping customers with computer related issues; and to supporting/repairing computer equipment and training others in using computing technology.

Network Infrastucture (NETI)

The Network Infrastructure program is dedicated to enhancing students' knowledge and practical skills in relevant infrastructure design and implementation in all areas of digital communication and connectivity. The program focuses on current and relevant enterprise-level computer network configuration, management, and security outcomes including cabling, radio frequency troubleshooting and behaviors, routing and switching, theoretical communications models, dedicated storage networks, voice over internet protocol, network security concepts/best-practices and industry certification preparation.

Cloud Technologies (CLDT)

The Cloud Technologies program is focused on relevant enterprise server operating systems configuration, management, and security. The program focuses on current and relevant server administration concepts including network security concepts/best-practices and industry certification preparation. 

Software Development (SDEV)

The Software Development program prepares students to develop, test, implement and maintain the software applications that people use every day with their computers, mobile devices, game consoles, and other technological devices. The Software Development program includes relevant programming/scripting languages, web management/development software, and web server administration.

Visual Communications

Visual communications students learn to communicate messages, emotions, and ideas through the use of images and words. Students gain experience with computer illustration, design, interactivity and photography. Visual communications courses emphasize both the technical and aesthetic aspects of good design. Students also have the opportunity to participate in field study to experience first-hand the daily operations and organizations of a successful studio.  Students also develop an exit portfolio which they present verbally to a jury.

Current Ivy Tech locations offering programs through the School of Information Technology :

Anderson Bedford Bloomington Columbus Connersville
Crawfordsville Evansville Fort Wayne Franklin Greencastle
Hamilton County Indianapolis Kokomo Lafayette Lake County
Lawrenceburg Logansport Madison Marion Michigan City
Muncie New Castle Richmond Rushville Sellersburg
South Bend/Elkhart Terre Haute Valparaiso Warsaw  

What is School Spotlight?

Each month Ivy Tech will spotlight the academic programs of one (or more) of our eight schools through student stories, helpful guides, and more! You can also learn more about each school and how its academic programs can help you achieve your educational and career goals, by attending our Tuesdays@TheTech events.

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