Technology and Data

Technology and Data

Computers are used extensively in almost all professional careers. Almost everything you interact with, be it a digital watch, smart phone, television, automobile, gaming system, banking and retail systems rely on software. Business information has the power to propel a business far above their competitors as well as boost brand awareness, organizational efficiency, and profitability. Positions are available in almost all industries, such as business, communications, health care, manufacturing, and gaming. Employment in this field provides endless opportunities to work anywhere in the world, including from your own house.

Potential Careers

  • AI Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Digital Marketer
  • Health IT Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • System Administrator
  • Technical Support specialist
  • Web Developer
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Contacts

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Focus Areas

2D Digital Design

A high-demand field that combines graphic design, motion design, web design, and UX/UI design. Create work in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe After Effects.

3D Digital Design

This focus area can lead to a career in 3D art, design, and development. One of few programs in the state to offer hands-on experience with Houdini.

Application Development

Student will learn the fundamentals of programming, OOP, design patterns and practices, database applications, web technologies, and application environments, including mobile devices and the cloud.

Artificial Intelligence

The artificial intelligence focus area will prepare graduates to work in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence application development. It will provide students with the knowledge and skills to design, implement, and analyze basic machine learning and embedded systems that run robotics and AI applications.

Business Intelligence

In this focus area the student learns advanced techniques for managing and analyzing data. Students gain understanding of how data management technology can be applied to solve business problems creating continuous improvement cycles at all levels of an organization.

Business Technology

This focus area prepares students for a variety of technology positions in today’s digitally focused administrative and professional fields. The curriculum includes introductory through advanced office software courses including spreadsheets and database reporting, business communication skills, digital literacy, business math, project management, digital marketing, creation of digital content, and proficiency in web development.

Cloud Architecture & Services

The cloud architecture & services focus area will teach you how to configure, deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines, storage solutions and the associated services.

Computer Science

Students in this focus area develop an understanding of the basic principles and practices needed to program and maintain computers and computer systems. More advanced classes will prepare graduates to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the design of computer and software-based systems of varying complexity.

Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity focus area prepares students for advanced careers in a variety of IT-oriented roles with an emphasis on critical thinking, logical problem solving, and working as part of a cohesive team. Students will discover advanced technological tools and functions within the areas of networking, system administration, cloud services, and security.

Data Analytics

Data analytics utilizes statistics to predict what will happen in the future and it does require comfort with both math and programming. You will also need to have an interest in solving problems, as much of data analytics is looking through data to find insights. These skills are applicable to almost any industry so opportunities abound.

Data Management & Analysis

Business Intelligence (BI) prepares graduates for roles in data management and data analysis. Data Analytics (DA) provides graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for employment in the rapidly emerging field of data analytics, which comprises analyzing and interpreting the large datasets now available in a wide range of organizations and industries.

Digital Marketing

Learn the most in-demand marketing skills, and are presented with multiple opportunities to apply that knowledge. The curriculum focuses on tools in social media, search, display, online video, mobile, web design, CRM systems, and web analytics, which are key building blocks for executing complex, digital-centric marketing plans. 

Digital Media Arts

This focus area provides students with the opportunity to gain fundamental skills in the application of digital tools to video, games, animations, design and graphics in a project-based, hands-on environment. A range of elective options supports individual educational and employment goals. Digital media appears in nearly all visual marketing, entertainment, and communication industries.

Game Design

The game design focus area is for students that want a general knowledge of the principles of game design and application of those principles on a variety of platforms. Students will learn concepts in board and card game creation, as well as gaining knowledge on creating games using digital tools and engines.

Healthcare Informatics

This program focuses on understanding healthcare data systems with an emphasis on process and data, user-center design thinking and statistics and predictive analytics. The topics include understanding healthcare data, workflow quality, change management, system operations and user centered design principles.

Network Services & Computing Systems

This focus area prepares students for beginning careers in a variety of IT-oriented roles. Emphasis is placed upon critical thinking, logical problem solving, and working as part of a cohesive team. Students will discover technological tools and functions within the areas of networking, system administration, cloud services, and security.

Programming

Programmers are the creative minds behind software programs. In this new “internet of things” world, every company needs software for users to interact with and control their products.

Software Engineering

The field of software engineering includes a vast array of careers throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) including functional analysts, software developers, test analysts and managers. Technology careers are exciting and evolving, and require life-long learning of new skills as technologies evolve. The work can be challenging and often includes high compensation.

Video Production

The video production focus area provides the fundamental skills needed for students interested in pursuing a career in video production. Through hands-on projects, classes focus on the essentials of shot composition, shooting techniques, editing for storytelling, and acquiring good audio.