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Information Technology

Program Overview

Program Overview

Computer technology is at the core of nearly every modern enterprise, so let us help you develop your knowledge. Our expert faculty specialize in different areas of computing and can help you broaden the skills you need to be valuable in any modern workplace.  We'll teach you to study, design, create, utilize, support and manage computer-based systems, software applications and computer hardware. This program is all about all things modern — embedded systems in automobiles, smart homes and even mobile and distributed systems. When you graduate, you’ll be well-connected to the IT industry in Middle Tennessee thanks to our professional connections and the opportunities you take on during your time here.

Courses

Courses

General education requirement (38 hours)

Specific courses required:

  • BI 4213 - Biblical Ethics
  • LUSS 2093 - Impact of Internet Technologies on Society
  • Mathematics requirement satisfied by major


Required courses for the major area (76-78 hours)

  • AC 2503 - Financial Accounting
  • AC 2513 - Managerial Accounting
  • ENT 2503 - An Introduction to Business
  • CS 1213 - Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CS 1233 - Object-Oriented System Design and Programming
  • CS 2233 - Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CS 2243 - Database Management Systems
  • CCT 395V - Internship *
  • CCT 4613 - Senior Project
  • SEC 3113 - Fundamentals of Information Security
  • IT 1123 - Future of Computing
  • IT 2043 - Information Technology Applications
  • IT 2223 - Web Application Development I
  • IT 3313 - Network Principles
  • IT 3323 - Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems
  • IT 3413 - Systems Analysis and Design
  • IT 3423 - Project Management
  • ITM 4003 - Principles of Technology Management
  • IT 4323 - Modern Telecommunications
  • MK 3503 - Principles of Marketing
  • MK 3533 - Marketing Management
  • MA 1113 - College Algebra
  • MA 2053 - Survey of Calculus
  • MA 2103 - Discrete Mathematics
  • MA 2183 - Elementary Statistics

 


Concentration courses (9 hrs) (choose one concentration area)


Game Development:

  • GD 3253 - Game Development I
  • GD 3263 - Game Development II
  • GD 3273 - Collaborative Serious Games Development


Information Technology Entrepreneurship:

  • ENT 3543 - Entrepreneur Marketing
  • ENT 4503 - New Venture Creation
  • MK 3403 - Strategic Internet Marketing


Information Security:

  • SEC 3313 - Introduction to Policy and Procedures
  • IT 3343 - Database Administration
  • SEC 3333 - Introduction to Business Continuity and Recovery Planning


Mobile Computing:

  • CS 3243 - Mobile Device Programming
  • CS 3333 - Mobile and Distributed Computing Systems
  • CS 4013 - Future Mobile and Social Computing Systems


System Administration:

  • IT 3333 - Network Administration
  • IT 3343 - Database Administration 
  • SEC 3333 - Introduction to Business Continuity and Recovery Planning OR
  • BA 3703 - Business Communication


Web Application Development:

  • IT 3223 - Web Application Development II
  • IT 3233 - Web Server Technologies 
  • IT 3243 - Principles of Web Engineering

**A general business minor is automatically satisfied by the information technology major.

100%

Job placement rate

Internship

Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • Alfa Nyandoro

    Alfa Nyandoro

    Associate Professor of Computer Science and IT

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  • Ken Mayer

    Ken Mayer

    Assistant Professor

    Ken Mayer Jr. is an Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity and IT. Previously, he came from private industry working for several Fortune 500 companies including, Dell Inc., Mercedes-Benz North America, and...

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  • Alan Cantrell

    Alan Cantrell

    Instructor

    Alan Cantrell is an Instructor in the College of Computing and Technology at Lipscomb University. He is a Director of IT Service Management in the Infrastructure & Security department at...

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  • Chris Simmons

    Chris Simmons

    Associate Professor

    Chris Simmons is an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing and Technology. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University, followed by a Master's degree in Information Technology...

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  • Becky Tallon

    Becky Tallon

    Adjunct Faculty

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Career Paths

Computer and Information Systems Managers

Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

Computer Support Specialists

Computer support specialists provide help and advice to computer users and organizations. These specialists either support computer networks or they provide technical assistance directly to computer users.

Computer Systems Analysts

Computer systems analysts, sometimes called systems architects, study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures, and design solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.