Computer Science studnets

Information Technology

With the need for technology experts growing in many industries, the Van Loan School provides options to pursue your degree in a variety of ways. Whether you prefer online or in-classroom learning, we have the expertise and flexibility to get you started today. Choose between a standard IT program or specialize in Health and Medical Informatics.

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The Master of Science in Information Technology program is a 36-credit sequence of courses designed for information technology professionals who need to learn the current and emerging trends in technology. The program offers courses in technical topics and management of information technology systems. Emphasis is placed on current and emerging trends in the information technology field of study and profession.

Program Features: 

  • Prepares students for technology-driven jobs in precise computer operations, including; software use and application, automation as well as managing IT professionals and projects
  • Build a strong network with student peers as well as industry instructors who are experts in the field
  • Complete a 36-credit accelerated program, one night a week, in 15 months
  • Competitively priced
  • Individualized advising
  • Financial aid available
  • GRE not required

Program of Study

Required Courses

ITS 536 Object Oriented Programming 3 cr.
ITS 525 Systems Architecture and Analysis 3 cr.
ITS 550 Software Engineering 3 cr.
ITS 544 Database Management 3 cr.
ITS 548 Fundamentals of Telecommunications 3 cr.
ITS 564 Security Management 3 cr.
ITS 538 Web 3.0 / Communications & Commerce 3 cr.
ITS 562 Advanced Web Programming 3 cr.
ITS 534 Managing Virtual Systems 3 cr.
ITS 570 Business Intelligence and Data Mining 3 cr.
ITS 575 Project and Professional Management 3 cr.
ITS 532 Advanced Cloud Computing 3 cr.
Total degree requirements

36 cr.

Health and Medial Informatics Concentration

Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) with a concentration in Health and Medical Informatics is a 36-credit program designed for business and information technology professionals who need to learn: current and emerging trends; how to address privacy, ethics and security; and planned government and industry policies and programs in healthcare and medical technology. The program offers a set of courses in technical topics and the management of information technology systems. Electives focus on technology, management, processes and policies for the Health Informatics field of study and profession.

 

Program of Study

ITS 564  Security Management 3 cr.
ITS 525 System Architecture and Analysis 3 cr.
ITS 544 Database Management 3 cr.
ITS 548 Fundamentals of Telecommunications 3 cr.
ITS 550 Software Engineering 3 cr.
ITS 570 Business Intelligence and Data Mining 3 cr.
ITS 575 Project and Professional Management 3 cr.
MHI 550 Health & Medical Systems Overview  3 cr.
MHI 560 Health & Medical Information Systems Planning and Financial Management 3 cr.
MHI 570 Emerging Health & Medical Information Technologies and Standards 3 cr.
MHI 580 Polices and Trends in Healthcare Informatics 3 cr.
MHI 590 Security, Ethics, Privacy & Compliance for Health and Medical Information 3 cr.
Total Degree Requirements  36 cr.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:
• Facilitate the development and advancement of emerging information technologies to improve health care delivery and cost efficiencies
• Gain an in-depth understanding of new and existing health information management systems within the context of the U.S. health care system
• Become proficient in the “language” of health care, navigate the rules around using medical data, and obtain relevant information to assess changes to the health care system
• Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and management of information technology solutions to improve patient care and the health care delivery process
• Utilize health information technology for decision support, knowledge management, strategic planning, and outcome assessment to optimize cost efficiencies in the health care system
• Understand the business implications on security, privacy and policies

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

• Demonstrate a broad understanding of information technology and its application to the professional world

• Effectively communicate with business managers, technology managers, software developers, and consultants

 

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