50% Online - This SUNY Canton degree is a hybrid program that can be partially earned online.
Information Technology - B. Tech.
"This program creates the go-to people for cutting-edge Information Technology (IT) solutions. Early on students learn all of the hardware applications to make a computer and later learn more complex operating systems, networking, and programming languages."
— Dr. Eric Y. Cheng, Department Chair
- Web Development
- Information Security
Students say one of best parts about the IT program is the ability to experiment with the same equipment they will be maintaining when they enter the workforce.
Employment statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-2024 Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Graduates in High Demand
Computer scientists and database administrators are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations through 2024, according to the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job increases will be driven by very rapid growth in computer systems design and related services, which is projected to be one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. economy.
Flexibility by Design
This is a hands-on program. Many courses are laboratory intensive. Some courses are available online and some courses are available in a hybrid format, where students attend lab but the lecture materials are presented online.
Rewarding Service Opportunities
Recently, one of the IT students organized a small group to build and repair computers for churches in the North Country for free.
Learn Several Languages
Students are exposed to a mix of Linux and Windows-based machines that can be configured as either servers or clients. All of the necessary networking routers, switches, and other networking equipment are close at hand for students to experiment with.
Traditional and Non-traditional Students
Students in this program range from recent high school graduates to workforce professionals returning to expand their knowledge and further their careers.
Clubs and Games
Many of the IT students are also in the computer club. About once a month, one of the high-tech IT labs becomes a battleground when students play first-person shooter video games across the network. Students from many different programs join in the local area network (LAN) parties.
Graduation Rate Trends
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*Graduate rates are based on first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen entering in fall and graduating within 150% of time.