Apply technology to intervene in problems and improve the human or business condition.

Computer and Information Technology

Computer and Information Technology

A major in Purdue's Computer and Information Technology Program

Help fight crime or keep a corporation running efficiently with a degree from Purdue’s computer and information technology program. As computers find their way into every part of our lives, information technology professionals are needed to keep the systems functioning and the data safe. Computer and information technology courses will prepare you for careers in almost any industry.

You’ll learn how to increase efficiencies as you work with computer applications, management information systems, databases and computer networks. Your tasks will include planning, analyzing, designing, constructing and maintaining these areas.

Computer and information technology courses provide students with strong technical skills, a thorough understanding of business needs, and the ability to communicate effectively with customers, peers, and industry leaders.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Gain real-work experience as you design, implement and administer local and wide-area networks.
  • Improve job readiness with experience building high-bandwidth, wide-area networks capable of voice, video, and multi-protocol data.
  • Further specialize with coursework from four areas: software development; systems analysis, design, and integration; data management; or wireless networking.
  • Take advantage of updated courses in emerging fields such as cyber forensics, biomedical informatics, high performance computing, information security and wireless networking.
  • Utilize the Polytechnic hands-on learning environment to become a career-ready graduate.
Cyber Lab

ABET

The computer and information technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

WHERE TO STUDY

This degree is offered at the following locations:

Location Information

Advisor: David Riegle
Student Affairs Administrator
765-494-0323
riegled@purdue.edu

Location Information

Advisor: Danny Kobren
Student Affairs Administrator
812-348-2027
dkobren@purdue.edu

Advisor: Heather Noblitt
Student Affairs Administrator
812-348-2025
hnoblitt@purdue.edu

Location Information

Advisor: Christopher Anthony
Student Affairs Administrator
765-496-7858
anthony1@purdue.edu

Advisor: Brooke Sale
Student Affairs Administrator
765-496-7857
bmcantre@purdue.edu