The University of West Florida offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Engineering Technology. This 120 credit hour program is completely online and can be completed even when regular attendance is difficult or relocation is necessary. The Information Engineering Technology major focuses on networking and telecommunications as students investigate how technology is used to support organizations. The program prepares individuals to assume roles in network, telecommunications, and instructional systems support in a wide variety of organizations, including those with main missions in training, education, and distance learning. These roles include design, development, implementation, maintenance, and adaptation of technologies to meet the organizational goals.
Once enrolled in Engineering Technology there are a wide variety of courses students must complete. The required courses include: Information Engineering Technology, Web Environments for Learning and Information, Distance Education Technologies, Technology Tools, Education and Training Technology Support Systems, and lastly an Internship/Practicum in Technology. Next are the major related courses which include: Professional Writing, Analytic Geometry and Calculus, and Database Systems. Each student is able to choose which three major electives they would like to complete. This makes each students experience more suited for what they are most interested in.
Once students have completed the required credit hours they will have a variety of professions to consider. The alumni from the Information Engineering Technology program are involved in an assortment of high-tech fields including: Technical Support Specialist, Instructional Systems, Training Technology Supervisor, Telecommunications Specialist, Web Site Administrator, Network Administrator, Help Desk Coordinator, Distance Learning Technician, and Field Engineer.
The program emphasizes designing, implementing and maintaining networks and telecommunications and distance systems. Combining technical and management proficiency, graduates possess skills that help them succeed in complex organizations by being able to apply solid problem-solving strategies to solve real-world problems.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
The University of West Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
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