IS&T Careers

Information Systems combines business skills with Information Technology skills. Information Systems graduates are rooted in a strong business curriculum that is complimented by courses which focus on utilizing and creating information systems to solve business problems. This degree program prepares graduates to increase business agility and competitiveness through the application of information technology. Information Systems students gain a solid foundation in business and become computer-savvy through hands-on experience with the latest technologies.

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Student Success

The IS&T department is very proud of its many alumni and their successes in the industry.

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SkillsUSA Competitions


2018 Competition Details Pending

Utah SkillsUSA

2018 Competition Details Pending

National SkillsUSA

2018 Competition Details Pending

Other Competitions

Adobe Analytics Challenge

The Adobe Analytics Challenge occurs each fall semester. It's a team competition that pits student website recommendations against each other. The teams are given real-world clients and real traffic data along with Adobe's Site Catalyst tool. Recommendations should maximize the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and be supported by the actual traffic data.

Please contact Kim Bartholomew or John Anderson if you are interested.

Cybersecurity Competitions

Security competitions.

Please contact Robert Jorgensen or Basil Hamdan if you are interested.

DECA Competitions

Competitions for emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.

Please contact DeDe Smith if you are interested.

Phi Beta Lambda Competitions

Business leader competitions.

Please contact DeDe Smith if you are interested.

IEEE - UVU Student Chapter

A recent drive to recruit the number of IEEE student members needed has been successful with the just formed IEEE Student Branch of UVU. With Dr. A. Minaie as the Chapter Advisor, the Student Chapter becomes part of the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Just a few of the benefits student members receive are: free training, a free student magazine Potentials, free technical TV programs (web streamed), and free software.

The Utah Section of IEEE recently received the Best Section Award of Region 6 in the United States, serving more than 2,000 professionals in Utah. Each month there are many activities where engineers and technicians gather to socialize and discuss important developments in their disciplines.

The Computer Society of IEEE is one of the largest organizations within this international organization. The Computer Society publishes its own journals and magazines, many of them targeting specific disciplines within the computing arena. IT Professional magazine is one example. IEEE societies address specific interests of members within IEEE and often have their own discipline-specific events.

Experiential and Challenging Credits

The Department of Information Systems and Technology does not offer experiential credit. However, students may take the initiative to “challenge” nearly every course offered by the IS&T department. When a student desires to challenge a course, it is expected that the student already has knowledge of the course’s subject.

Challenge tests are available to students during Fall and Spring semesters and by faculty pre-approval during summer session with the following exceptions: Students may NOT take challenge tests during the first week of a semester or during final exam week.

For further information contact the department's Administrative Assistant, Cheryl Levi, at 801-863-8182.

Course Challenging Instructions