Why Study Computers And Technology?

Computer professionals must have good reasoning and logical problem solving abilities, be observant, alert to detail and tenacious in pursuing problems to completion. When you major in Computers and Technology, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in innovation and to do work that has a real impact on society. And aside from those intrinsic rewards, you’ll also be very well compensated! With just a bachelor’s degree and a few years of experience, you could find yourself earning more than $100,000 per year.

Technology changes constantly, and the digital tools you use today may be obsolete in only a year or two. Few industries put such a premium on adaptability, flexibility, and quick learning, because good computer experts need to be learning throughout their career, always working to catch up to the latest tools. Continuing education will always be part of a tech career, either formally (as in courses and workshops) or informally, on your own time.

The following videos are from the Undergraduate Senior Capstone Class from the 2014- 2015 school year. This class covers a full academic calendar year and is hosted by Dr. Charles Lesko of the College of Engineering and Technology at East Carolina University. The Capstone class contains an open-ended design project that begins in the fall with the development of the project proposal, and continues into spring with the execution and completion of the proposed project. Each project is handled by a single team throughout the year, and results in a final presentation at the end of the course. These videos are the recorded final presentation for the Capstone class.

The optional co-op component of the CIT program provides students with substantial benefits in their IT career preparation, given that employers are more eager to hire graduates who have had some co-op experience. Students opting for co-op are required to meet first year performance qualification criteria. Students will require a minimum of two four-month co-op terms to graduate with a co-op designation on their CIT diploma. These two co-op terms could be back to back, or in two separate terms, but they must happen before the final term of the program.

Networking and cyber security: Students in this concentration develop skills specific to network and network security support. The skills include server setup, support and administration, network setup, troubleshooting and repair, identifying and implementing security policies, and installing appropriate hardware and software to support a secure and robust network.