Information Technology

Today every business and enterprise needs information technology to be competitive in our global economy. Concordia’s Information Technology program is designed for students interested in responding to those needs.

What’s Unique about Information Technology at CUW?

  • Our students work together to master the disciplines of IT
  • Our professors are computer industry experts with a passion for teaching
  • Our curriculum includes unique coursework built on professional standards
  • Our certification program includes programs from Microsoft to CompTIA
  • Our facilities expose you to leading-edge hardware and software technologies
  • Our internship program provides hands-on, real-world experience
  • Our Christian worldview informs our studies and our approach to vocation

Program Overview

IT professionals solve problems for other people by applying and managing technology. Effective CUW’s Information Technology program teaches you the interpersonal and technical skills to communicate with users, understand problems, and provide solutions.

What You’ll Learn in the IT Program

In our program you will:

  • Use computer hardware and software to create solutions to actual problems
  • Transform algorithms into modern, high-level languages such as C# and Java
  • Gain real-world problem-solving experience by administering the technology used in CUW’s Computer Science department
  • Create two major software projects, one individual and one team, using “professional programming practice”
  • Create visually stunning video games while learning the basics of computer programming
  • Learn to plan, design, implement, maintain, and use database management systems

Career Choices

  • System administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Computer support engineer
  • Information system trainer
  • Technical marketing professional
  • Data center director

Complementary Majors/Minors

Every Computer Science major must select a minor from outside of the department. Some recommendations include:

  • Christian Thought
  • English
  • General Business
  • Mathematics
  • Business Communication

Curriculum

The Information Technology curriculum includes CUW’s liberal arts core as well as IT courses in database systems, informatics, and ethical computing. See our course catalog for our full curriculum.

Graduate Studies

CUW offers a Master of Science in Information Technology for students who want to further purse IT.

High School Prep Courses

  • Math
  • Science
  • English.

Transfer Students

Transfer credit can be determined by consulting with a computer science faculty member. A course catalog description and a student course syllabus from the other institution are necessary to determine if a course will transfer into the CUW IT major.

Faculty

Dr. Gary Locklair
Professor and Chair of Computer Science
Director, CS and IT graduate programs

Dr. Angus Menuge
Professor of Philosophy and Computer Science

Dr. Michael Litman
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Robert Wahl
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Prof. Joshua Locklair
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Prof. Antoinette Spencer
Assistant Professor of Computer Science