Information Technology Management

Description

The Information Technology Management program at UW-Stout emphasizes written and oral communication, data, voice and media applications. You'll be exposed to all facets of business, management, technology and science. The technical curriculum in the telecommunication area focuses on contemporary methods of analysis, design, and telecommunication systems solutions. Technical courses are delivered in areas including telephony, networking, telecommunication policy and regulation, administration, video, imaging, and multimedia. Students completing this program will earn these highly respected certifications: Cisco CCNA and CCDA and one or more of the following: Cisco CCNP and Cisco CCDP.


High School Preparation

  • General admissions criteria

  • Courses in computer science, technology, science, advanced math, speech and advanced writing
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Related work experience

Careers

  • Pre-Sales Technical Support Manager
  • Field Engineer
  • Technical Liaison
  • Network Analyst
  • Computer Technician
  • System Engineer
  • Account Coordinator
  • Telecommunications Manager
  • Customer Engineer
  • Network Systems Consultant
  • Director Professional Solutions
  • System Engineer Associate

Average beginning salary for UW-Stout graduates in this major — $48,000
100% employed in 2012–2013

View our Annual Employment Report for more details.


Explore Your Courses:

» Sample Freshman Schedule

Fall
Freshman English – Composition or Freshman English – Honors I
Fundamentals of Speech
Information and Communication Technologies
Networking Operating System Fundamentals
Calculus I

Spring
Freshman English – Reading or Freshman English – Honors II
Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Physics Lab
Electronics Fundamentals
Health and Wellness
Introduction to Network Infrastructure

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.

Office Automation Technology
Automation information concepts and technology used in office including both communication, storage, and retrieval systems. Emphasis on cost effective selection and implementation problems.

Introduction to Telephony
Principles of current technologies, systems, and trends in telephone communication systems design and applications.

Network Systems Design
Concepts from communication networks. LAN, MAN, WAN networks. Introduction to LAN switching, ATM and virtual LANS. Designing and integration of LAN switching virtual networking and ATM into today's networks. Telecommunication Systems or Information Technology Management majors only.

Introduction to Network Security
Design, implementation and management of network security in multilayered computer networks. Identifying and evaluating network security threats; internet, intranet, and extranet security issues.

Wireless Systems
Wireless networking combining Radio Frequency (RF) and Local Area Networking (LAN) technology fundamentals. Basic concepts and building blocks or the convergence between RF and networking technologies. Technologies and tasks vital to installing, managing, and supporting wireless networks.

Internetwork Design
Specialization course for the Cisco CCNP professional certification. Students will learn to design internetwork solutions. Students are required to pass the associated Cisco certification examination.

Server Applications
Installing, configuring, and administering server applications using multiple industry standard operating systems. Server applications may include World Wide Web, FTP, software updates, mail, file sharing, DNS, DHCP, and terminal services.

Remote Access Networks
One of three core courses for preparation for the Cisco CCNP and CCDP professional certification. Students will learn how to build remote access networks to interconnect central sites to branch offices and home offices. Students are required to pass the associated Cisco certification examination.

 

See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.

 

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Contact Information

Holly Yuan, Program Director
232 Communication Technologies Bldg.
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715/232-1697
E-Mail: yuanh@uwstout.edu


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If you are interested in this major, you might also be interested in:

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