Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology

Turning technology into opportunity. 100% of PTC’s 2018 Information Systems and Technology available graduates are working in-field either full time, part time, or freelance.*
While technology is impacting every sector of the regional economy, its rapid development is also leading to new job titles and emerging fields. This development is taking place most notably within Information Technology occupations. Job titles related to information security and web development have grown in prominence since 2012 and show no signs of reaching a plateau.**

"We've had great success with the interns and graduates from PTC. The instructors do a great job preparing students for their future careers by giving them real-world experience and training. We find the students to be a great fit into our busy environment here at Magna5. We even have graduates that have been with our organization for over 10 years." DaShawn Boring
Operations Center Manager, Magna5

Choose one of four paths within this major.

Explore the world of information systems and technology as a generalist, or focus on one of three concentrations. Our program is one of just a handful in Pennsylvania offering graduates the competitive career edge of three dynamic concentrations within one degree.

Developing your abilities. Designing your future.
Companies across the country have a growing need for qualified systems architects to design and build their IT infrastructures. And they’re paying top dollar for qualified people. It all adds up to a median annual salary of $97,873.*  Welcome to the law of supply and demand.

In the Information Systems Development concentration, you'll focus on software development, its tools, processes, and practices. You'll also study management techniques, systems design, and development and implementation techniques. You can complete your degree in as little as 36 months, spending 33 months in the classroom and three months in your internship.

Be on the front lines of safeguarding information.
Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.*

In the Information Systems Security concentration, you'll gain in-depth knowledge in system, network and cyber security risks and issues, data loss prevention and auditing, process assurance, governance, and evidence recovery and discovery. You can complete your degree in as little as 36 months, spending 33 months in the classroom and three months in your internship.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm

Learn to deliver critical solutions.
In the Information Technology concentration, you will focus on managing networks, virtual computers and servers, operating systems, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), and Cloud Computing. Complete your degree in as little as 36 months, with 33 months in the classroom and three months in an internship.

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IT Instructor honored for enthusiastic student mentoring

Continuing PTC’s long-standing tradition of outstanding instructors, Gralan Gilliam accepted the 2018 Outstanding Instructor award from the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA) during the organization’s annual conference held July 25, 2018, in Cranberry, PA.

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*Showcases graduates from 2018 classes. Data includes those who were available for work and were offered and/or received career search assistance from 1/1/2018-3/28/2019. Includes full-time, part-time, or freelance positions. Visit PTCollege.edu/employmentstats to learn more.

**https://www.alleghenyconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/018_InflectionPoint.pdf Inflection Point 2017-18 Supply, Demand and the Future of Work in the Pittsburgh Region, page 15.


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