Information Technology (IT) is a term broadly used to describe the computing industry as well the management of information using computers and software. Information Technology has advanced considerably since the early days of computing, when operators would store volumes of data on magnetic tape. With advances in all areas of computing, networking and the Internet, IT has rapidly expanded, and shows no sign of slowing down. The demand for IT skills is strong, given their need in nearly every industry.
This cognate prepares you for a variety of careers in Information Technology such as network administrator, technical support specialist, systems analyst, systems integrator and Web developer. You will learn about systems and networking, programming and other tools needed to manage information and the technology that supports it. Students interested in graduate school should consider further studies in either informatics or computer science.