Mathematics and IT

Web Technologies

Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology
Concentration in Web Technologies

Overview

Study IT and choose a creative career in website management. Companies of all sizes need websites to gain new customers and maintain their current ones. A career in web technologies enables Mount graduates to develop a broad skill set in technical proficiency, interpersonal communications, and principles of web design.

IT - Web Technologies at the Mount

Mount students majoring in IT - web technologies take a set of basic technology courses including Internet programming courses, before branching into their specialized courses in website development and management. Students are encouraged to minor in Business or digital media and to take courses in layout and design in addition to their required technology classes.

Students in our program are strongly encouraged to engage in co-op experiences related to their career as early as their sophomore year. In their senior year, they can earn 6 – 12 credits in honing their skills in paid co-op internships. In many cases, students are hired directly from their co-op experience upon graduation.

Further, via Independent Study, students are offered the opportunity to pursue subjects of special interest, expand their knowledge beyond the limits of a course, or do upper-level research.

The Mount’s IT club sponsors events like Game Night, trips to New York City’s Sony museum, and a supportive student environment.

Program requirements

Students majoring in IT with a concentration in web technologies must take a minimum of 45 credits in the discipline and maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0.

Where Mount students have interned

IBM, UPS, Marvel Comics, Travelers, RAL, area businesses

Career Options

Senior web developer, applications architect, administrator, data modeler, business intelligence analyst, help desk (Tier 2), staff consultant.

Career Outlook

Employment in the information supersector is expected to increase by 6.9 percent, adding 212,000 jobs by 2016. Information contains some of the fast-growing computer-related industries such as software publishing, Internet publishing and broadcasting, and wireless telecommunication carriers. Employment in these industries is expected to grow by 32 percent, 44.1 percent, and 40.9 percent, respectively.*

* Reprinted from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics