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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

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
Mail Stop 7488
509-963-2611
www.cwu.edu/it-management
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, administrative management
Natalie Lupton, PhD, retail management and technology, administrative management
Robert A. Lupton, PhD, retail management and technology
Fen Wang, PhD, information technology

Associate Professors
Chester Claar, PhD, information technology, cybersecurity
Jaclyn Krause, PhD, information technology
Laura Portolese, DBA, administrative management
Hideki Takei, DBA, administrative management, retail management and technology
Robert Trumpy, EdD, LMHC, LCSW, administrative management

Assistant Professors
Terry Alkire, PhD, administrative management, retail management and technology
Martin Bagaya, PhD, information technology, cybersecurity
Julie Bonner, DB, administrative management, information technology
Nathan White, PhD, information technology, cybersecurity

Lecturers
Wendy Alkire, MBA, administrative management
Cathy Anderson, PhD, retail management and technology
Debbie Angel, MS, administrative management
Peter Anthony, EdD, administrative management
Joy Bensinger, PhD, information technology
Barbara Bisson, MS, information technology
Ellen Bjorge, MBA, information technology
Andreas Bohman, MS, CISSP, cybersecurity
James Brown, MET, information technology
Cathy Bushá, JD, information technology
Brandi Carter-Harrington, MEd, administrative management
David Douglas, MS, administrative management, retail management and technology
John Durham, MM, information technology
Eric Fleischman, MS, MA, CISSP, cybersecurity
Elizabeth Fountain, PhD, administrative management
Amanda Goertz, MEd, administrative management
Kathey Hatfield, MEd, administrative management
Kurt Kirstein, EdD, administrative management
Sae Lee, MS, information technology
Terry Linkletter, MS, administrative management, information technology
Kathy McGee, MS, administrative management
Mary Minor, information technology
Jackson Muhirwe, PhD, information technology, cybersecurity
Shannon Panattoni, MEd, information technology
Amy Perry, MEd, information technology
Susan Rivera, PhD, administrative management
Amber Simon, MBA, administrative management
Lori Thompson, PhD, administrative management
Angela Unruh, MBA, information technology
Phil Upperman, EdD, administrative management
Charles Wahle, MEd, information technology
Shani Watkins, MEd, administrative management
Deborah Wells, MS, cybersecurity, administrative management
Luke Williams, MBA, administrative management, retail management and technology

Staff
Ellen Bjorge, communication consultant
Libby Gibson, secretary supervisor
Elizabeth Henry, program manager
Dawn McReynolds, online academic counselor
Laurie Stehle, director online programs

Bachelor of Science
Information Technology and Administrative Management

BS-ITAM Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) provides a degree path for students with five high demand specializations needed by the modern workforce.

  1. Network Administration and Management Specialization
  2. Web and Database Administration and Management Specialization
  3. Retail Management and Technology Specialization
  4. Administrative Management Specialization
  5. Cybersecurity Specialization

The ITAM curriculum, designed by subject matter experts with guidance from industry professionals, addresses the current demand for tech-savvy individuals who are also able to effectively lead and motivate teams, manage projects, and integrate technological solutions. Students completing this major will take a core set of courses and select one of the five specialization areas. The BS-ITAM is comprised of two complementing areas creating synergy.

  1. All BS-ITAM specializations are complemented by a core foundation of relevant and current human-centered skills in management, leadership, project management, business communications, financial management, ethics, personal selling, and CRM as well as hard skills in database management, web development, computer networking, and computer applications.
  2. The specializations feature advanced study in high demand areas of IT management.

 

BS-ITAM Program Admission Requirements
Students are encouraged to apply for their ITAM major early in their university studies, even as soon as their first quarter. Once enrolled in the ITAM program students will begin working with a knowledgeable ITAM advisor to design their academic course of study at CWU and make sure they are fulfilling all of the requirements for successful degree completion. Application forms are available in the Ellensburg campus department or on the ITAM website. www.cwu.edu/it-management.

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 hardware and software resources are assessed a course fee of $25 or $50, depending on the required technology.

List of Specializations for the BS-ITAM

Students seeking the BS-ITAM take a common set of core courses of relevant and current human-centered skills in management, leadership, project management, business communications, financial management, ethics, personal selling, and CRM as well as hard skills in database management, web development, computer networking, and computer applications. Additionally, students complete a specialization within the BS-ITAM degree:

  1. Network Administration and Management Specialization
  2. Web and Database Administration and Management Specialization
  3. Retail Management and Technology Specialization
  4. Administrative Management Specialization
  5. Cybersecurity Specialization

Network Administration and Management Specialization
Students in this specialization design, construct, and manage the network infrastructure vital to modern business operations. They can make appropriate recommendations for hardware and software, communicate technical information clearly to a variety of audiences, effectively lead teams, and stay current with emerging trends in a rapidly advancing technological environment.  The advanced networking administration and management courses are complemented by a core foundation of relevant and current human-centered skills in management, leadership, project management, business communications, financial management, ethics, professional selling, customer relationship management, as well as hard skills in database management, web development, and computer applications. Graduates secure positions as network administrators, network analysts, network managers, data communication analysts, network operations analysts, network specialists, network technicians, computer support specialists,  and user support specialists.

Web and Database Administration and
Management Specialization

Majors in this specialization gain the skills to plan, lead, and manage the digital profiles of modern enterprises. Balancing concerns of visual design, user experience, hardware capabilities, and emerging technological developments, these graduates are ready to stand at the nexus of web development teams and maximize their capacity for creativity, innovation, adaptation, and efficiency.  The advanced web and database courses are complemented by a core foundation of relevant and current human-centered skills in management, leadership, project management, business communications, financial management, ethics, professional selling, customer relationship management, as well as hard skills in computer networking and computer applications.  Graduates secure positions as web administrators, database administrators, web designers, database developers, web page developers, database managers, and web masters.


Retail Management and Technology Specialization
This specialization trains the entrepreneurs and management professionals who develop and grow organizations across multiple channels. Students learn all sides of the retail environment from business basics to marketing and selling products, customer relationship management, branding, and the nuances of e-commerce. The advanced retail management technology courses are complemented by a core foundation of relevant and current human-centered skills in management, leadership, project management, business communications, financial management, ethics, professional selling, as well as hard skills in database management, web development, computer networking, and computer applications. Graduates pursue careers in retail environments that infuse information technology in areas such as omnichannels, management, selling, distribution and logistics, purchasing, operations, merchandising, buying, entrepreneurship, and small business ownership.

Administrative Management Specialization
This specialization develops leaders ready to meet the administrative needs of any organization by combining technical knowledge with skills in leadership and supervision, effective business practices, project management, and communication. Administrative management majors become skilled problem-solvers and innovators, adapting to the changing needs of modern enterprise. The advanced administrative management courses are complemented by a core foundation of relevant and current human-centered skills in business communications, financial management, ethics, professional selling, customer relationship management, as well as hard skills in database management, web development, computer networking, and computer applications.  The need for graduates with these skills crosses all types of business including agriculture, construction, finance, and retail, government, manufacturing and not-for-profits.

Cybersecurity Specialization
Students will gain knowledge specific to the detection, protection, and recovery from attacks to an organization’s information assets. Gaining skills in the growing employment area of network security combined with the management and soft-skills classes, graduates achieve a competitive edge in the IT marketplace. The advanced cybersecurity courses are complemented by a core foundation of relevant and current human-centered skills in project management, business communications, financial management, ethics, professional selling, customer relationship management, as well as hard skills in database management, web development, computer networking, and computer applications.  Graduates secure careers as a cybersecurity specialist, information security officer, information assurance analyst, information security relationship analyst, cybersecurity analyst, and information technology specialist. The need for cybersecurity experts spans all organizations including: public utility companies, national security agencies, food and water suppliers, financial services, and companies with intellectual property to protect. 

ITAM 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.

Each of our seven minors will complement any major field, helping CWU students stand out from the crowd and be competitive in today’s job market. Applied, relevant skill sets develop individuals ready to handle the challenges of modern global industry.

Application forms for minors and certificates can be obtained in the Ellensburg campus department or on the ITAM web site at www.cwu.edu/it-management.

Minors or certificates are available in the following areas:

  • Administrative Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Innovation through IT
  • Modern IT Applications
  • Project Management
  • Retail Management and Technology
  • Structures of Data Analytics for IT Managers
  • 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
Providing students with management, leadership, critical thinking skills is the primary purpose of the BAS-ITAM degree. Students learn the soft-skills to excel in managing people, projects or departments. A curriculum rich in communication and problem-solving skills, the program complements any professional/technical degree with timely and relevant skills to qualify students for leadership roles in their technical area.

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 with at least 40 credits in an applied/technical area from a community college or technical college.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.3.
  •  A world language is not required.

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 take a common set of core courses. Additionally, students entering the BAS-ITAM program must choose a specialization and complete the CWU General Education program. Students choose from three unique specializations:

  1. Administrative Management
  2. Cybersecurity
  3. Information Technology Management

ITAM BAS, Administrative Management Specialization
Qualify to work in any business environment where leadership and information processing is required. With classes such as Project Management, Customer Relationship Management, Financial Analysis, and Advanced Spreadsheet Applications, you will have the skills to manage in any administrative capacity. Industries like healthcare, manufacturing, education, retail, and even non-profit organizations are asking for employees with this educational background. Any completed professional/technical associate degree will satisfy the admission requirement.

ITAM BAS, Cybersecurity Specialization
Learn to detect, protect, and recover from attacks to an organization’s information assets. Public utility companies, national security agencies, food and water suppliers, financial services, and companies with intellectual property to protect are now hiring experts in this area. The skills to detect and recover from cyber attacks, coupled with the team leadership, effective communication, and project management skills of the BAS core, will provide a thorough knowledge base for managers and technology leaders concerned with the operation and management of cybersecurity systems. Because of the technical IT skills classes involved in this specialization, a computer-related associate degree is suggested for admission.

ITAM BAS, Information Technology Specialization
Managing in an IT department or organization requires team leadership, project management, effective communication, and critical thinking skills. Those soft-skills when combined with the hard skills from an associate degree in network security, computer support technology, wireless technology, server support, CAD technology, etc. give students the best opportunity for advancement in their field. With specialization classes directed specifically to management in the IT environment, students have the best opportunity for furthering their careers. Requires a professional/technical associate degree with at least 40 credits in computer-related classes for admission.

Programs

    Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Minor or Certificate

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