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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog
Central Washington University
   
 
  Oct 16, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Information Tech and Admin Management Department

Information Technology and Administrative Management Department



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College of Education and Professional Studies
Shaw-Smyser Hall, Second Floor - IT Management Division, room 223
509-963-2611
www.cwu.edu/itam
    See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff
Chair

Robert A. Lupton, PhD

Professors
Lori A. Braunstein, PhD, information technology
Robert A. Lupton, PhD, retail management technology

Associate Professor
David Rawlinson, JD, information technology

Assistant Professors
Natalie Lupton, PhD, retail management technology and administrative management
Chester Claar, PhD, information technology
Bob Shields, PhD, information technology
Hideki Takei, DBA, administrative management and retail management & technology
Robert Trumpy, EdD, LMHC, LCSW, administrative management
Fen Wang, PhD, information technology

Lecturers
Yvonne Alder, information technology
Brandi Carter-Harrington, MEd, administrative management
Dwayne Douglas, retail management & technology
John Durham, MM administrative management
Terry Linkletter, MS, administrative management and information technology
Mary Minor, information technology
Amy Perry, MEd, information technology
Angela Unruh, MBA, information technology
Phil Upperman, EdD, administrative management
Charles Wahle, MA, information technology
Mike Wallace, MDiv, administrative management
Shani Watkins, MEd, administrative management

Bachelor of Applied Science
Laurie Stehle, program director


Staff
Elizabeth Henry, office manager
Ellen Bjorge, office assisant
Dwayne Douglas, internship coordinator




Bachelor of Science
Information Technology and Administrative Management
BS-ITAM Program Overview

The department offers coursework for the bachelor of science in information technology and administrative management. The BS-ITAM is comprised of three components:

  • Pre-admission courses that provide foundation knowledge and skills needed for further study in ITAM
  • ITAM core courses that focus on the core knowledge areas of ITAM: networking, web, information management, and human-centered skills
  • Specialization courses that allow for advanced study in one of the core knowledge areas or retail management and technology
     

The program is designed to prepare students for information technology, administrative management, or retail management careers. Students completing this major will take the core courses (51-65 credits) and select one of the four areas of specialization: network administration and management, web and database administration and management, administrative management, and retail management and technology.

Several of the elective courses have prerequisites noted in the course description. IT 101, Computer Applications, or equivalent, or demonstration of computer competence is a prerequisite to this major. Students must complete at least 60 credits of upper-division courses.

 

BS-ITAM Program Admission Requirements
Students must apply and be accepted into the major prior to beginning 300- or 400-level ITAM coursework. At the time of application, the 14 credits of pre-admission coursework should be completed. Application forms are available in the department office or on the department website. Admission shall be based on grades earned in the following courses:

Pre-admission* Requirements
ADMG 201 - Introduction to Business                                            3
ADMG 271 - Business Math Applications                                       4
IT 248 - Web Fundamentals                                                            2
IT 260 - Integrated Information Technology Application Projects     5
Pre-admission Total Credits: 14
*A cumulative GPA of 2.3 in the pre-admission courses must be achieved with a minimum grade of C- in each course.

BS-ITAM Graduation Requirements
The following requirements apply to students seeking the BS-ITAM degree:
Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 in the ITAM coursework to be eligible for the degree.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course.

Course Fees
Most ITAM courses that use computer resources are assessed a course fee of $10.

List of Specializations, Minors, and Certifications for the BS-ITAM
Students seeking the BS-ITAM take a common set of core courses. Additionally, students must complete a specialization within the BS-ITAM degree: administrative management, network administration and management, Web and database administration and management, information technology management, or retail management and technology.

Network Administration and Management Specialization
Network administration and management specialization students become qualified business professionals prepared to pursue careers that apply a wide variety of network administration skills. These qualifications are complemented by business communications and human-centered skills. Graduates of the network administration and management specialization secure positions as network administrators, network analysts, network managers, data communication analysts, network operations analysts, network specialists, network technicians, PC support specialists, PC network engineers, and user support specialists. 

Web and Database Administration and
Management Specialization

Web and database administration and management specialization students become qualified business professionals prepared to pursue careers that apply a wide variety of web and database skills. These qualifications are complemented by business communications and human-centered skills. Graduates of the web and database administration and management specialization secure positions as web administrators, database administrators, web designers, database developers, web page developers, database managers, and web masters.

Retail Management and Technology Specialization

Retail management and technology specialization students become qualified business professionals prepared to pursue careers in retail environments that infuse information technology in areas such as e-commerce, management, selling, purchasing, operations, and merchandising. These qualifications are complemented by business communications and human-centered skills. Graduates of the retail management and technology specialization secure careers in store operations, store management, IT and e-commerce, sales, distribution and logistics, merchandise buying, and planning and entrepreneurship.

Administrative Management Specialization
Administrative management specialization students become qualified business professionals prepared to pursue careers that apply a blend of management, administrative, and information technology skills in contemporary administrative and information technology environments. The administrative manager supervises office employees, designs office work systems, maintains internal and external communication systems, and compiles meaningful reports from information processing. Their knowledge of IT tools complemented by the soft skills (emotional intelligence and leadership) qualifies them to seek employment in positions requiring the management of data, projects, people, and organizational change. The need for graduates with these skills crosses all types of business including agriculture, construction, finance, retail, government, manufacturing and not-for-profits.

Information Technology and Administration Minors or Certificates

The information technology and administrative management minors and certificates provide recognition for students who complete the specified minor or certificate courses. Such recognition will benefit students in gaining professional employment or advancing in their current professional positions.

Students fulfilling the requirements for an ITAM program degree specialization cannot earn a minor with the ITAM department. However, students may earn departmental certificates in an area other than their area of specialization.

Students fulfilling the requirements for a degree program outside the ITAM department can earn a minor in the ITAM department.
Application forms for minors and certificates can be obtained in the department office or on the ITAM web site at

www.cwu.edu/itam

.

A minimum GPA of 2.3 in the minor and certificate courses must be achieved with a minimum grade of C- in each course.

 

Bachelor of Applied Science
Information Technology and Administrative Management
The bachelor of applied science in information technology and administrative management (BAS-ITAM) is designed for students with any technical school degree to gain a baccalaureate degree in a timely fashion. This degree requires significant study in general education at the upper-division level.

Students seeking the BAS-ITAM program must take a common set of core courses. Additionally, students entering the BAS-ITAM program must choose a specialization in information technology (requires completion of a two-year IT technical degree program with a minimum of 40 approved courses within the IT technical degree) or administrative management.
 

BAS-ITAM Program Admission Requirements
Applicants for the BAS-ITAM must meet the following admission requirements before admittance to the program:

  • Completion of an applied or technical degree from a community college or technical college in Washington with a minimum GPA of 2.3.
  • Completion of 20 credits of the CWU “Basic Skills Requirements” (English, math, logic, and computing) or university equivalents or community/technical college equivalents. A foreign language is not required.
  • Identification of a clearly articulated academic and/or career goal in pursuing the program and approved by the department chair or designee.

BAS-ITAM Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.3.
  • Completion of CWU Breadth Requirements
  • Completion of the BAS-ITAM core requirement courses and one of the BAS-ITAM specialization list of courses with a minimum grade of C- in each course

List of Specializations for BAS-ITAM program
Students seeking the BAS-ITAM program must take a common set of core courses. Additionally, students entering the BAS-ITAM program must choose a specialization in information technology (requires completion of a two-year IT technical degree program with a minimum of 40 approved courses with the IT technical degree) or administrative management.

 

BAS-ITAM Core Requirements
ADMG 201 - Introduction to Business                                              3
OR ADMG 301 - Introduction to Business 93)
ADMG 271 - Business Math Applications                                         4
OR ADMG 317 - Business Math Applications(4)
ADMG 302 - Financial Analysis for Administrative and IT Support    5
ADMG 310 - Business Professional Development                             3
ADMG 371 - Administrative Management                                          4
ADMG 372 - Leadership and Supervision                                          3
ADMG 374 - Project Management                                                      5
ADMG 385 - Business Communications
and Report Writing                                                                              5
RMT 366 - Customer Relationship
Management                                                                                       4
*NOTE: May be transferred from community/technical college.
                                                                 Total Core Requirements: 36

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