Information Technology Infrastructure (ITI) is a program in College of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Minnesota focused on major aspects of Information Technology. Courses are a mix of computer science and business courses designed to educate students on all aspects of the IT industry through instructors who currently work in IT. IT is a unique industry due to the speed of change in technology which requires the ITI program to identify the changes and modify the program to meet the always changing demands. The program is designed for a bachelors degree in the form of a BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science), minor, and certificates. Students will take courses that can finalize into one (or more) of six sub-plans with current topics covering:
- Data Science
- Data Management
- Development and Operations (DevOps)
Our faculty come from various backgrounds supporting the core six sub-plans as well as other courses that cover topics such as operating systems, project management, and ITI operations. The ability for our faculty to bring information into the classroom based on what is happening today in IT is critical to ensure our students graduate the program prepared to be effective in the IT industry.
In its first-edition Writing Plan, the Information Technology Infrastructure program will catalog and organize writing activities in departmental core courses, work with the CCAPS Academic Technology and Design team to incorporate writing criteria and outcomes, and promote faculty workshops to support implementation. The department will also rely on its network of industry professionals to create videos and media to discuss writing in the field.