Information Technology Program Objectives & Outcomes

Educational Objectives:

The core educational objective of the Information Technology program at UVU is to product graduates who will be in a profession or graduate program that utilizes the combination of technical and organizational expertise gained while completing the program.

Graduates of UVU's undergraduate program in Information Technology (IT) will be able to do the following:

1.  Use theoretical, technical, and organizational knowledge to analyze, design and implement secure IT solutions.

2.  Use problem-solving skills and identify lessons learned.

3.  Communicate effectively with various stakeholders.

4.  Collaborate and communicate effectively in diverse team environments.

5.  Practice their profession in accordance with accepted professional codes of ethics.

6.  Consider the broad global and social impact of technical systems solutions.

7.  Stay current in their profession.

Program Outcomes:

By the time of graduation, the program enables students to acquire:

(a)  An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to Information Technology.

(b)  An ability to analyze a problem, and identify, and define computing requirements appropriate to its solution.

(c)  An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet the needs of an organization and its users.

(d)  An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.

(e)  An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities related to Information Technology.

(f)  An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, both in written and oral forms.

(g)  An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals.

(h)  Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development.

(i)  An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for Information Technology.

(j)   An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.

(k)  An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.

(l)  An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.

(m)  An understanding of best practices and standards and their applications.

(n)  An ability to assist in the creation and management of an effective project plan..