College of Education and Professional Studies
Shaw-Smyser Hall, Second Floor - IT Management Division, room 223
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Faculty and Staff
Robert A. Lupton, PhD
Lori A. Braunstein, PhD, information technology
Robert A. Lupton, PhD, retail management technology
Natalie Lupton, PhD, retail management technology and administrative management
Hideki Takei, DBA, administrative management and retail management & technology
Fen Wang, PhD, information technology
Chester Claar, PhD, information technology
Laura Portolese Dias, DBA, administrative management
Robert Trumpy, EdD, LMHC, LCSW, administrative management
Yvonne Alder, information technology
James Brown, MET, information technology
Brandi Carter-Harrington, MEd, administrative management
David Douglas, MS, administrative management
Dwayne Douglas, retail management & technology
John Durham, MM, information technology
Dennis Franecki, MS,administrative management
Kathey Hatfield, MEd,administrative management
Stephen Keene, MM, information technology and retail management technology
Anita McEntyre, MBA, administrative management
Terry Linkletter, MS, administrative management and information technology
Mary Minor, information technology
Shannon Panattoni, MEd, information technology
Amy Perry, MEd, information technology
Gary Rogers, PhD, information technology
Angela Unruh, MBA, information technology
Phil Upperman, EdD, administrative management
Charles Wahle, MEd, information technology
Mike Wallace, MDiv, retail management technology
Shani Watkins, MEd, administrative management
Elizabeth Henry, office manager
Ellen Bjorge, communication consultant
Dwayne Douglas, internship coordinator
Libby Gibson, office assistant
Dawn McReynolds, program coordinator
Laurie Stehle, director online programs
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 two components:
- 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 (61 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.
BS-ITAM Program Admission Requirements
Students must apply and be accepted into the major prior to beginning 300- or 400-level ITAM coursework. Application forms are available in the department office or on the department website.
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.
Most ITAM courses that use computer resources are assessed a course fee of $25.
List of Specializations 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, 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
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/it-management.
Minors or certificates are available in the following areas:
- Administrative Management
- Computer Applications
- Information Technology
- Retail Management and Technology
- Web Design and Management
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 applied or 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.
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 with a minimum GPA of 2.3.
- A world 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 Basic and Breadth Requirements, except the world language and computing 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. The Information Technology and Cybersecurity specializations require the completion of a two-year IT related degree program with a least 40 approved credits within the IT technical degree to qualify for the specialization. The administrative management specialization require the completion of any two-year applied degree with at least 40 credits in one applied or technical area to qualify.
ProgramsBachelor of Applied ScienceBachelor of ScienceMinor or Certificate
CoursesAdministrative ManagementInformation TechnologyRetail Management Technology