Information Technology majors must graduate with both expertise in IT, but also with a broad liberal arts education that will provide them a foundation of knowledge and skills to adapt to the fast pace of change taking place in the world.

IT program will support students as they develop their skills over time. The hands-on training in the program lets students connect the lectures to real-world challenges. Dominican College reinforces this connection through a required internship program for all IT students – providing each with work experience before they graduate.

Concentrations

At Dominican College, we offer two concentrations in Information Technology

Infrastructure

This track is targeted at the IT support field that is a significant entry point into the workforce. This concentration provides the students a strong technical background in end-user devices such as computers, printers, phone tablets and other devices. They also gain an understanding of physical networks, programming, servers, security, and software applications. This opens the doorway to promotions to higher-level positions.

Application Development

This track is more quantitatively demanding. It provides courses in various programming languages and requires abstract thinking needed to formulate solutions to a given task or problem. Students on this track are in high demand for their programming and analytical skills.

Job Opportunities

Industries are looking for qualified, experienced, and educated professionals to provide technology support. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 531,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

“Doing Information Technology Right”

Dominican College’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology promotes our motto of “Doing Business Right”– by which we mean that at Dominican College business students are taught how to be successful while also making the world a better place.

The ethical challenges facing the field of Information Technology are immense. IT staff often have access to personal and corporate data. Throughout our courses, we emphasize the need to protect this information and not misuse it. We also educate students on the tools and systems necessary to secure sensitive data. We require all IT students take a course in Business, Society and Corporate Values – encouraging them to think broadly about the conflicts that arise in the workplace and to give them models of ethical behavior. Information Technology is also at the forefront of developing more sustainable business practices at many firms, and our students engage in projects that introduce best practices and offer them an opportunity to pursue new sustainability initiatives. This is what we consider “Doing Information Technology Right.”

IACBE Accreditation

The Division of Business Administration at Dominican College of Blauvelt has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.