Volume 4

Volume 4, Number 79

September 20, 2006

8 pages399 K bytes

The Information Technology Model Curriculum

Eydie Lawson
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY 14623 USA

Han Reichgelt
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA 30460 USA

Barry M. Lunt
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602 USA

Joseph J. Ekstrom
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT, USA

Reza Kamali
Purdue University Calumet
Hammond, IN, USA

Jacob Miller
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA, USA

Sandra Gorka
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA, USA

Abstract: The last twenty years has seen the development of demand for a new type of computing professional, which has resulted in the emergence of the academic discipline of Information Technology (IT). Numerous colleges and universities across the country and abroad have responded by developing programs without the advantage of an existing model for guidance. Efforts to define a model curriculum for IT began at the first Conference on Information Technology curriculum (CITC-1) in December 2001, which included representatives from 15 IT programs at four-year universities across the United States. Membership in SIGITE (Special Interest Group Information Technology Education) has grown to over 300 representing most of the four-year IT programs in the United States and abroad and many of the two-year IT programs in the United States. Continued development of the curriculum and subsequent funding by the Education Board of ACM enabled the completion of a first draft of the model curriculum for IT establishing program outcomes ...

Keywords: Information Technology, IT, curriculum, information systems, IS, computer science, CS

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Recommended Citation: Lawson, Reichgelt, Lunt, et al (2006). The Information Technology Model Curriculum. Information Systems Education Journal, 4 (79). http://isedj.org/4/79/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2005: §2333. ISSN: 1542-7382.)