Information Technology

Department Chair

Prince Ellis

513.672.1584

pellis@brownmackie.edu

BMCTechClub  http://bmctechclub.groupsite.com

IT Sites

 Information Technology Resources LibGuides

IT Specific Jobs Search

Cyberculture/Hypermedia Resources

Study Tactics

Technology Magazines and News Sites 

Biofuel Review
Primary news source for the biofuel industry.

Computer Networking

CNET News
Breaking news, features, and special reports covering technology and its impact on e-business, finance, communications, personal technology, and entertainment.

Discover Magazine
Features news, articles, current events, and future views on technology, space, environment, health, and much more.

IEEE Spectrum
Magazine for technology innovators, business leaders, and the intellectually curious. Explores future technology trends and the impact of those trends on society and business.

Information Week
Business managing technology magazine offering editorial commentary, feature articles, and daily news.

InfoWorld
Technology magazine for IT news, product reviews, best practices, and white papers covering security, storage, virtualization, open source and more.

Invention & Technology
Quarterly magazine dedicated to the history of technology.

Infomine

Mobile Magazine
Covers news and reviews on mobile technology, including cell phones, PDAs MP3 players, digital cameras.

R&D
Magazine providing news and information for the research and development community, including the annual R&D 100 awards.

Red Herring

Magazine covering innovation, technology, financing and entrepreneurial activity.

Small Times
Features daily articles covering micro electromagnetic systems (MEMS), nanotechnology, and Microsystems, with a business angle.

Tech News World
Offers real time technology news from around the world. Coverage includes hardware, software, networking, wireless computing, personal technology, and more.

The 451
Find analysis and research of the latest developments in technology, business models, and mergers and acquisitions.

Wired
Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and culture.

Biomedical Technology

Information Technology Department FAQ

1. Provide a brief description of your department and list the   programs within your department?

The associate’s degree program in Information Technology equips graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the contemporary world of Information Technology.

Programs within the department are as follows:

Associate Degree Programs

Diploma Programs

Certificate Programs

Accounting Technology

The Accounting Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level employment in account positions in a variety of business organizations. Students have an opportunity to receive a solid foundation in accounting and business principles and general education. Upon successful completion of the program, students are expected to: Post debits and credits; produce financial statements; prepare reports and summaries; prepare invoices; compute interest charges; generate financial spreadsheets; post journal transactions; handle payroll; produce business-related documents; operate a variety of computer software programs.

Entry-level employment opportunities: Accounting Clerk. Bookkeeping Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable Auditing Clerk.

Architectural Design and Drafting Technology

The Architectural Design and Drafting Technology associate’s degree program offers students the education to prepare them for entry-level careers in computer-aided design (CAD) drafting operations. Graduates are prepared for the professional workforce with sound theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in the duties of structural, mechanical, and civil engineering drafters.

Computer Networking and Applications

The Computer Networking and Applications programs are designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in computer network administration. The student has an opportunity to receive a solid foundation in computer concepts and applications as well as business and general education courses. The Microsoft-based curriculum offers preparation for the testing required for MCSE certification*. Upon successful completion of the program, students are expected to: Provide day-to-day on-site support in a work environment; Design and implement networks; Maintain hardware and software; Monitor and analyze networks; Identify, interpret, and evaluate system and network requirements.

Entry-level Employment Opportunities: Computer Support Specialist, Help Desk Technician, Computer Operator, Computer Networking Technician, Intranet Networking Technician, Systems Analyst Technician.

Database Technology

The Database Technology program is designed to prepare graduates to assist in the design and implementation of a database.

Entry-level positions such as a database analyst, database programmer, or database developer.

The program includes general education, business, and technical courses, including SQL programming, in order to produce a well-rounded graduate capable of contributing and advancing successfully in a technology-enabled business environment.

Electronics

The Electronics program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in electronics technology. Students have an opportunity to develop a solid foundation in technical training, problem solving, and communications skills through general education requirements. Upon successful completion of the program, students are expected to: Install electronic equipment; Design simple circuitry; Trouble-shoot equipment and systems; Repair systems and software; Repair hardware applications; Write basic computer and internet programs.

Entry-level Employment Opportunities: Electronics Technician, Computer Technician, Repair Technician, Electronic Equipment Installer.

Information Technology

An Information Technology graduate is prepared to pursue entry-level skill in business IT infrastructure design and development. 

Entry-level positions such as a support specialist, help desk or software trainer. The program includes general education, business, and technical courses in order to produce a well-rounded graduate capable of contributing in a technology-enabled environment.

1. List possible jobs opportunities/ career opportunities for each program.

Any entry level position in the business field, not limited to Office Manager, Administrative Assistant, Data Entry Clerk, Entry Level Accounting Auditor, Entrepreneur, Secretary, Executive Assistant, Customer Service Representative, Insurance Clerk Specialist etc.

Note: Please look under each program for specific job/career opportunities.

2. What are the job responsibilities and duties?

All various, but within the field of Office Administration. See under specific program.

3. How do you become successful in the field?

By having a competitive edge and marketing your brand. Standing up differently against peers.

4. What are the current and future trends?

There are not many in the Business and Accounting but a lot in the Information Technology and Computer Networking Field.

5. What is the certifications requirement in this profession? Is certification a requirement for graduation or job?

Certification is required in the Information Technology Field and Computer Networking. Computer networking students are given seven (7) MCSE vouchers to take Microsoft certification certifications examinations. Additional vouchers are provided to students taking A+ hardware and software to take A+ certifications.  MCSE stands for Microsoft Certified System Engineers.

6. Others

Details about library that pertain to Information Technology can be addressed to any of the librarians during the above listed hours. Should you have a need to request a journal or database that our institution is not able to offer, please first contact your Department Chair to make the formal request and then your Department Chair will contact the Head Librarian.

  • How to reserve time in the library? Library time can be reserved anytime during the library hours by appointment only. Please contact one of the librarians to set a time when your class can meet in the library.
  • Advising/ Tutoring: Tutoring is available by request only with Academic Advising. Once the instructor identifies the need, the instructor should notify the Department Chair so that Academic Advising can be contacted. The student should be prompted by his/her instructor to contact Academic Advising to set up an appointment to search out a tutor.
  • Student Organizations/Clubs: InfoTech Club Student Body Meetings are held at least once a month, typically on Fridays. Announcements are made via Campus Notes and Literature that is posted up in and around both campuses. All Clubs meeting are also held once a month.
  • Organizations: Faculty Development Team meets once a month and all is invited to attend. To acquire more information, please contact the Faculty Development Director of your school.

8. School Hours (Main Campus and Norwood)

  • Monday – Thursday 7:30am-10pm
  • Friday 7:30am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-1pm
  • Sunday-Closed

 

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