Online, Statewide, and Education Innovation2021-2022

Personalized Learning

Computer Information Technology, Bachelor of Science

Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The mission of the NAU Personalized Learning Bachelor of Administration in Computer Information Technology (PL CIT) is to prepare our students to be well-rounded technologist and leaders in the multi-faceted information technology industry. We are fully committed to provide the industry and community with highly skilled technologist that are culturally diverse and with high foundational skills for continuous learning. We teach our students to adapt to the high-paced and fast changing information technology environment and prepare our student for the realities of the workplace by integrating business intelligence and strategies to our program. The PL CIT degree program is technologically enhanced and is highly immersed with learning opportunities and experiences, hands-on learning modalities, filed simulations, and field experiences. The Computer Information Technology program teaches our student value, integrity, innovation, leadership, and provides an expansive exploration of emerging technologies in the field of information by providing an open and collaborative learning environment. The Computer Information Technology program leverages prior learning and provides the facilities and activities to enhance and improved existing experiences.

Student Learning Outcomes

Computer Information Technology Personalized Learning Graduates will be able to
  • Explore Information Technology Foundations: Demonstrate knowledge of market trends and innovative technology in this fast changing technology industry and its many specialty areas and the graduate will develop a clear understanding of Information Technology
  • Examine Data Management and Administration: Demonstrate the ability to manage the dissemination of information via different formats, including data types, storage, archiving, and retrieval systems, applying common compliant data models/standards to meet the sophisticated demand for data organization and manipulation
  • Examine IT Business Operations and Leadership: Demonstrate acquired knowledge to translate business problems into responsive solutions through leadership and by managing business assets and resources utilizing performance indicators, organizational behavior and project management
  • Examine Information Security and Policy: Demonstrates extensive knowledge in the design, implementation and management that assure the security of business environments, including basic principles and best practices in information security
  • Examine Enterprise Architecture, Network and Telecommunications Technology: Demonstrates knowledge of a comprehensive IT framework to manage systems and have the ability to align IT strategies to support the organization’s mission critical goals and structure; demonstrate a balance coverage of the technical and managerial aspects of network and data communications
  • Explore Software Engineering and Development: Demonstrate formative skills in integrating and transforming business perspectives and processes to software technology
  • Explore Systems Administration: Demonstrate the ability to coordinate the installation, testing, and operation and maintenance of hardware and software systems; perform basic competencies in managing computing resources and implementing policies, principles, and best practices that are integral elements of operating environment
  • Examine Business Analysis and Design: Demonstrate an understanding of information technology and its business processes and strategies
  • Examine Web-based Systems and Technologies: Demonstrate knowledge in the fundamentals of web technologies and Internet standards relative to web technology development, i.e., organizational implications
  • Explore Information Technology: Demonstrates knowledge of computing approaches affecting new technologies in education and biological processes; demonstrate knowledge in developing and applying computational techniques to education and informatics
  • Integrate learning by participating in a capstone project: Demonstrate that the student has achieved the learning goals as established by the Computer Information Technology degree program by applying theories, concepts, skills, and knowledge

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