Information Technology B.Tech.

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Become a trailblazer in information technology.

In today's dynamic business environment, enterprises rely heavily on technology to create competitive advantages. The SUNY Morrisville information technology Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree program prepares you to become an information technology (IT) professional who is essential to the success of businesses in virtually every industry, providing the tools and systems that enable organizations to operate efficiently and effectively.

Our information technology bachelor’s degree program builds on the foundation of computer information systems while providing a broader scope. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, you will gain a deep understanding of how to use technology to facilitate business processes, as well as the technical skills necessary to develop and implement innovative solutions. The flexible program also allows you to choose from one of three concentrations based on your interest:

  • App & Mobile Web Development: The App & Mobile Web Development concentration prepares you to design, develop and deploy dynamic database-driven mobile and web applications.
  • Computer Support Services: The Computer Support Services concentration focuses on providing technical assistance and troubleshooting to users of various software and hardware systems. You will gain skills in problem-solving, customer service and software troubleshooting to ensure smooth and efficient user experiences. 
  • Network & System Administration: The Network & System Administration concentration prepares you to be responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks by working to configure the hardware and software used in enterprise networks. 

Throughout the program, you receive in-depth training in a wide range of technology areas, including web development, programming, server administration, multimedia development, virtualization, cloud computing and information security. You also can earn a minor in game programming and cybersecurity.

As a graduate of the program, you will be well-prepared for a wide range of exciting and lucrative career opportunities in information technology, and also equipped to pursue advanced degrees in IT or related fields. 

Learning by Doing

The information technology bachelor’s degree program emphasizes hands-on learning, providing students with practical experience using the latest network technologies in a top-notch academic lab environment.

One of the key strengths of this program is its focus on the practical application of technology. Students learn not only how technology works, but also how to use it effectively in real-world settings. They develop strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, as well as a deep understanding of the people and processes behind the technology.

Our hands-on approach to learning culminates in a semester-long, 12-credit professional internship, where you put in nearly 500 hours of work in an industry setting to gain the professional experience necessary to launch your career. There is also the potential of landing a full-time position with the organization sponsoring your internship, as has been the case for many of our graduates.

Career Outcomes & Continuing Education

As a graduate of the information technology bachelor’s degree program, you will be well-prepared to pursue a wide range of exciting career opportunities, including software developer, network administrator, information security specialist, database administrator, web developer or technology consultant. 

Should you wish to continue your studies, the program also prepares you to pursue advanced degrees in information technology or related fields.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of information technology bachelor’s degree program, a graduate will be able to:

App & Mobile Web Development Concentration

  • Demonstrate ability to develop, test and deploy scalable mobile and web applications.
  • Design dynamic database-driven mobile and web applications.
  • Apply development and project management methodologies throughout the entire app and mobile web project lifecycle.
  • Apply version control software to manage and track changes to source code effectively.

Computer Support Services Concentration

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of computer hardware, software components and peripherals, including proficiency in troubleshooting common issues.
  • Cultivate effective customer service skills, incorporating active listening, empathy and conflict resolution, while adeptly communicating technical concepts to end-users with varying levels of technical knowledge.
  • Efficiently manage workloads to meet service level agreements (SLAs), ensuring the prompt resolution of technical issues, and document troubleshooting steps and resolutions for future reference and knowledge sharing.
  • Apply cybersecurity best practices, encompassing password management, data protection, and compliance with privacy regulations such as HIPAA and PCI DSS, while mastering remote support techniques using remote access tools and strategies.

Network & System Administration Concentration

  • Manage enterprise network infrastructure.
  • Manage network and system operating systems.
  • Configure computer system security, network security, access control and physical security.
  • Design networked solutions to facilitate business processes.

Adam Houck '12

Alumni
Adam Houck '12 tells us how SUNY Morrisville helped him discover his path, set a goal and develop the skills and experience to achieve it.

Minimum Device Requirements for this Program

  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB Hard Drive
  • 2 USB ports
  • HDMI port
  • Ethernet port (recommended) OR USB Ethernet Adapter
  • Software: Microsoft Office 365
Program Concentrations
  • App & Mobile Web Development
  • Computer Support Services
  • Network & System Administration

Program Faculty/Staff