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  Nov 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

ITAM BS, Network Administration and Management Specialization


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ITAM-BS Program and Core Requirements


ITAM-BS 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 ITAM-BS is comprised of two complementing areas creating synergy.

  1. All ITAM-BS 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.

ITAM-BS 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.

ITAM-BS Graduation Requirements

The following requirements apply to students seeking the ITAM-BS 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 ITAM-BS

Students seeking the ITAM-BS 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 ITAM-BS 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

ITAM-BS Total Core Credits: 74-78


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.

Total Specialization Credits: 24


Total Credits: 98-102


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