Information and Communication Technologies


UW-Stout's Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) program is the broad study of the technology and applications used to manage and process information, especially in large organizations. The curriculum provides a sequence of management, business, and technology courses with a possible network concentration, or a minor in either applied photography, journalism or computer science. You may pursue the program either online or on-campus. It is structured so that applicants right out of high school will take classes on campus, while those with technical college or work experience will follow an online route to graduation.


High School Preparation

High school applicants should take any available IT and management courses. Applicants for the online (degree completion) program should have an associate’s degree. Any additional work experience would be valuable in your studies.


Graduates will be prepared for employment in markets seeking advanced users of information and communication technologies including manufacturers, banks and savings institutions, computer and data processing services, and credit and insurance agencies.

Average beginning salary for UW-Stout graduates in this major —  $64,000

98% employed in 2012–2013

View our Annual Employment Report for more details.

Explore Your Courses:

» Sample Course Schedule

Introduction to Management
Information and Communication Technologies
Quality Concepts
Project Management
Organizational Leadership
Web Production and Distribution
Networking Fundamentals
Convergence Technologies


See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.

» Courses You May Take in the Major

Information and Communication Technologies
Examine the impacts of information and communication technologies on individuals and the global society and how its utilization affects personal, educational and professional growth.

Networking Operating System Fundamentals
Introduction to network operating systems as utilized in the information technology industry. Installation and configuration of basic desktop operating systems.

Introduction to International Business
Introduction to the interaction of foreign business, politics, culture, societies on basic international business systems. Basic terminology of International Business is of primary importance.

International Marketing
Principles and policies of marketing goods and services in international markets. Concepts, strategies and policies of world trade and multinational firms.

Entrepreneurship: Small Business Planning
Concepts, strategies, and applications involved in entrepreneurship. Profile of entrepreneurs and the risks and rewards, creating products and services for the market place, going into business --start-up, buy out, franchise— legal and financial aspects. Preparing a business plan required.

Project Management
Planning, scheduling, and control of technical projects. Topics covered include activity identification, network diagrams, scheduling, PERT/CPM, cost analysis, resource management, and computer control.

Global Manufacturing Study Tour
Visit global sites to understand the current state of product design, manufacturing, and distribution in both developed and developing countries. Learn how to develop supplier, manufacturing, and distribution systems in a global setting.

Advertising and Public Relations Photography
A survey of advertising and public relations photography trends and practices. The relationship between photography, typography and design, image capture, manipulation, file management, workflow, output, as wells as identifying and meeting client needs and expectations are stressed.

A survey of digital audio and video production fundamentals with emphasis on workflow, digital capture, editing and manipulation and delivery alternatives.

Communications and Information Systems
Overview of the communications industry. Use of systems to create, process, transmit, receive and evaluate information.

Exploring Technology
Aspects of technology: definitions, present characteristics, history, forecasting, transfer, assessment, impact and systems.


See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.


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Contact Information

Byron Anderson, Program Director
152 Communication Technologies Bldg.
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715-232-1299

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