Why Study Information Technology?
General Education Requirements: Full Program Requirements
Foundation Courses: 3 hours
Program Core Courses: 12 hours
Program General Selective Courses:
Program Concentration Selective Courses: 27 hours
Electives: 22-26 hours
Total: 120 hours
With a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Governors State, a Cisco Academy institution, you will be
equipped to build, maintain, and protect information systems. In the program,students develop hands-on experience through exposure to components such as
VMware virtualization software, Microsoft Server 2012 and 2016, Cisco Packet Tracer, physical Cisco switches and routers, pfSense firewalls, and Cisco
NetAcad. Workshops are also offered to students in CompTIA A+, Security+, and Network+, allowing them to prepare for key industry certification examinations.
During the senior year, IT students are paired with local businesses to gain experience through real-world projects. IT students also work closely with
related programs in Computer Science, Criminal Justice, and Management Information Systems, allowing you to tailor your degree to your career
Reach your career goals.
Employment in computer and IT positions is forecasted to grow by 13% over the next decade, due to increases in cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data,
and information security (Bureau of Labor Statistics). IT graduates are prepared to enter the private, government, or nonprofit sectors, or pursue graduate studies.