Information Technology students will get hands-on experience through the major’s project-based learning environment. IT students will specialize in skills and knowledge about how networks and systems work, and what to do to keep them running. Troubleshooting methods and training techniques will be instilled in students so they can be prepared for the challenges that will face them in the work force.
Information Technologists keep a company’s infrastructure operating.
Information Technology experts are in high demand. The median income for a Database Administrator in 2017 was $87,020 and is expected to increase by 11% until 2026. The median income for a Security Analyst in 2017 was $95,510 and is expected to increase by 28% until 2026. The median income for a an IT Manager in 2017 was $139,220 and is expected to increase by 12% until 2026. Here are several possible positions and options available in the field of Information Technology:
By participating in internships, students place themselves in a professional environment while generating experience and future opportunity. While internships are not required in this program, students understand their importance and pursue internship possibilities within Oskaloosa and other surrounding communities. Students of the Information Technology program have completed internships at these local companies and organizations:
WPU opened the doors of the Musco Technology Center in 2008. Within the building, students have access to state-of-the-art equipment and machinery, giving them practical experience before graduation. The Applied Technology Division holds most of its classes here, along with the Digital Communication program.
Information is just an abstraction unless technology provides the bridge so we humans can learn and share together.