Curriculum

Program Goal

This program is based on a student centered learning approach and as such each student will develop a statement that identifies their personal program goal. This is an opportunity for the student to look ahead and develop a program that best meets their needs.

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This 30-credit program is intended for individuals interested in a selected area of information and communication technologies. This program is offered as an online distance learning program.

Students create a program plan that fits their career goals.

Program Objectives

The following objectives, core competencies, must be met by each student at the completion of the program. 

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the historical, philosophical, social, psychological, multicultural, and political influences of ICT on a global economy.
  • Analyze current issues and trends in ICT.
  • Relate how ICT affects global social transformation.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise ICT systems.
  • Evaluate and use ICTs appropriate to one's own career.
  • Analyze the philosophy and principles underlying the organization and operation of ICT enterprise.
  • Interpret and conduct research to improve the body of knowledge relating to ICT.
  • In addition, each student will develop at least five specific learning outcomes, emphasis competencies, to demonstrate proficiency towards their program goal.
In addition, each student will develop at least five specific learning outcomes, emphasis competencies, to demonstrate proficiency towards their program goal.

Core Courses


Each student selects one of four emphasis areas:

  • Learning Technologies
  • Visual Communications
  • Information Technology
  • E-Commerce

Students are also required to maintain an e-portfolio which represents them as a student as well as a professional. This is a project that starts their first semester and grows as they complete the program.


Students also have the option to work towards the Wisconsin DPI Technology Coordinator License through the program. Emphasis areas are designed by the student in collaboration with the program director. Contact the program director for more information.