Oct 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Information Technology Leadership-BS

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Bachelor of Science Program - 180 Quarter Credit Hours

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This program seeks to provide a strong foundation in both business and technology skills that are core essentials in information technology careers. It combines basic business concepts, interpersonal communication, customer service skills, and standard applications training with technical skill in the areas of hardware fundamentals, networking fundamentals, and operating systems. Students will also have the opportunity to develop leadership and business skills, as well as an understanding of professional aptitude within the business environment. This program helps provide the necessary skills for students to start their careers as professionals in the information technology industry. This program also provides students opportunity to earn industry certifications including CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Support Technician, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician, VMware Certified Associate, and CompTIA Cloud+.

Program Objectives

Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the functions and applications of computers in an information systems environment by maintaining current knowledge of emerging and changing methodologies and technologies, and apply that to knowledge across organizational and business processes to address the critical needs of the business with respect to regulatory demands, strategic goal, and daily operations.
  2. Plan, lead, organize, collaborate, and communicate with persons in various information systems roles, including those in the role of user, manager, developer, analyst, database administrator, and network administrator that lead organizations to successful and sustainable information systems solutions.
  3. Understand and apply social responsibility and ethical considerations with a professional demeanor and collaborative problem-solving skills in an information systems environment.
  4. Understand the role of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in a business environment.


Students may, but are not required to, specialize in the following areas through the successful completion of designated professional elective courses to be awarded the following credential. Students who choose not to complete a specialization will earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Leadership.

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Leadership with a Specialization in Cisco Networking Technologies.
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Leadership with a Specialization in Cybersecurity.
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Leadership with a Specialization in Project Management.

112 Credit Hours

56 Credit Hours

12 Credit Hours

Program Specific Notes

Indicates a Core Course. Please see the Core Courses  section of this Catalog for details.

Professional electives for the Information Technology Leadership Bachelor of Science program must be selected from courses listed below. Students may be required to take elective courses online.

Students are required to complete CD 1000  - Career Development to meet the graduation requirements of the program.

Program Length: The Information Technology Leadership-BS program is 180 weeks in length and 2,135 clock hours.

Program Delivery: The Information Technology Leadership-BS program is offered in residential, distance learning, or blended instructional delivery formats.


Information Technology Specialization and Electives

Students are required to complete 24 elective credits (6 courses) to fulfill the professional electives requirements. Students wishing to complete a specialization must complete six elective courses from a single set listed below in addition to the required program courses. Students are not required to complete a specialization. Each course is four credit hours. Students may be required to take these courses online. Students enrolled through the Indianapolis-Downtown campus are not eligible to complete the Internship course option.

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