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Program at a Glance

Program
Bachelor
College(s)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department(s)
Computer Science
4
years
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Innovate and Transform Technologies of Tomorrow

An information technology degree from UCF prepares you to drive efficiency and productivity throughout businesses — providing them with better service and value. You’ll gain an understanding about maintaining computer equipment and software, as well as the skills to help improve business processes and innovative ways to use information resources to serve customers. Courses cover how to create, manage and support information in a variety of forms, arming you with the skills necessary in today’s technically-focused workplace.

Take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real-world experiences through internships at leading tech companies, from Central Florida Research Park to downtown Orlando. This hands-on work is a great way to build your technical skills and demonstrate your communication, teamwork and leadership abilities.

Information technology graduates are employed nearly everywhere, at companies of all sizes — from large companies such as L3Harris Technologies, Siemens and HD Supply, to smaller companies. They also work in government agencies, academic institutions and more. Throughout your career, there will be a number of opportunities for lifelong learning, including training and development, and involvement in professional organizations to build strong connections.

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Highlights

UCF’s Collegiate Cybersecurity Competition team, Hack@UCF, won 3 back-to-back championships in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
UCF grads make up 27% of Lockheed Martin employees in Orlando.
The demand for information technologists is expected to grow 15% nationwide.
The median pay for information technologists with a bachelor’s degree is $93K.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Fall
May 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
March 1
Spring
September 1
Summer
January 1

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Course Overview

Computer Network Concepts

Take a closer look at network media, protocol, as well as current and evolving standards for local, metropolitan, wide area and wireless networks.

Explore research into leading-edge information technologies that have a high likelihood of impacting where the industry is headed in the next two to five years.

Examine operating systems and applications installation, configuration and maintenance, including client-server services, content management and deployment, server administration and management, and user/group management.

IT Skills You’ll Learn

  • Demonstrate communication skills, teamwork capabilities and leadership abilities necessary for a successful career.
  • Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation and administration of computing-based systems.
  • Make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles when integrating security standards and best practices into IT-based systems.

Career Opportunities

  • Computer Network Operator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • IT Professional
  • Network Administrator
  • Support Technician
  • System Administrator
  • Web Designer

News and Updates

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The competition helps build students’ problem-solving skills, which are valuable to those seeking a career in software development, data science and research, and related fields.

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