The world depends on technology. If you manage the technology, the world depends on you.
In today’s rapidly changing environment, business runs on information and communications technologies, ranging from smartphones to tablets, from cloud computing to networked mainframes. The people who manage computer systems, design and safeguard computer networks, or train users are in great demand. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, two of the five fastest-growing careers in 2016 will be in IT, with more jobs than qualified applicants in many IT-related fields. Total job growth by 2020 is projected to be over 22%. To top it all off, these are some of the most interesting and rewarding career choices: US News ranked four IT careers in the top ten of its annual “100 Best Jobs” report. Some of the careers you will prepare for include:
Through your education at Bay State College, with its focus on real-world skills and strong knowledge of business practice, you will possess the foundation to allow you to prepare for widely recognized industry certifications, including:
You may decide to further your education as well. After completing your Bachelor’s degree, you will be qualified for a number of Master’s and Ph.D. programs:
In Bay State’s Information Technology Program, you’ll learn about computer hardware and software, about programming and networking, but you will also learn about how to run a business or organization, how to manage teams, and how to communicate with people at all levels. You will accomplish that through challenging, exciting classes, real-world educational and professional experiences taught by industry professionals. Bay State graduates are poised to become leaders in their chosen fields through a first-rate degree program built upon internship and field experience.
What are the computer requirements for participation in an online program?
Students must have access to a working computer, reliable internet connection, and an updated internet browser is necessary. Below is a link to a browser test provided by It's Learning. Once the test is completed it is possible to use the 24/7 tech support for any questions about the results.
Minimum Bandwidth - 56 k/bits or higher
Browser - It's Learning is tested in the most common browsers which, right now, are the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Safari.
Operating System - No specific operating system is required
Screen Resolution - Minimum 1024 x 768