College of Communication and Information

Information Communication Technology

ICT

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Student/Teacher Ratio

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Total Undergraduate Students

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Program Summary

Application Dates: 04/11/2019
Start Dates: 04/11/2019

Schyler Simpson, Ph.D

Director of Recruitment and Retention

(859) 257-7800

College of Communication and Information

College of Communication and Information

Office of Student Services

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  • BS

Information Communication Technology students gain knowledge and skills needed to effectively apply, use and manage technology when solving problems specifically related to information and communication. ICT majors may pursue one of two concentrations. ICT Commercialization: Focuses on ICT as an enabling tool to drive economic growth. Technology Management: Focuses on using technology to provide a stable operating environment. NEW: ICT is excited to annouce their new track-Information Studies.   The information studies track allows students to learn how information can be created, communicated, stored, and/or transformed to benefit individuals, organizations, and society. In our information based society, teaching practical skills for analyzing, processing, managing information that will allow them to then create technology-based solutions using a user-centered approach and evaluate the roles of information in a variety of organizational settings is a valuable skill set that is currently sought by employers.

Program Summary

Application Dates: 04/11/2019
Start Dates: 04/11/2019

Careers

ICT is an emerging field offering you unlimited career opportunities.

Career opportunities in ICT

  • Website Developer
  • Database Analyst
  • Privacy Coordinator
  • UX Designer
  • Online Community Coordinator
  • Web Marketing Manager
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Digital Strategist
  • Staff Technologist
  • IT Developer
  • Application Support Specialist
  • Online Director

Classes & Requirements

What You'll Study

Students gain knowledge and skills needed to effectively apply, use and manage technology when solving problems specifically related to information and communication. Classes provide a human and organizational focus on technology—teaching students how to be effective users of technology. Students who major in ICT can expect to work in positions where they are the communication link between people, organizations and the technologies used to support those organizations' information infrastructures.

ICT majors may pursue one of two concentrations.

ICT Commercialization

Focuses on ICT as an enabling tool to drive economic growth.

Technology Management

Focuses on using technology to provide a stable operating environment.

 

Degree Requirements

120 Credit Hours (EXCLUDES: KHP service courses, EXP courses, and remedial courses)
Complete all UK Core requirements, Graduation Writing, BA or BS requirements, and one statistics course
42 Hours at the 300 level or above
2.00 cumulative GPA and 2.00 major GPA required to graduate

Pre-Major Requirements–9 Hours
ICT 200—Information Literacy and Critical Thinking
ICT 201—General Information Studies
ICT 202—Technologies for Information Services

Core Requirements–12 Hours
ICT 205—Issues in ICT Policy
ICT 300—ICT in Society
ICT 301—Introduction to Databases
ICT 399—Internship in ICT

 

Commercialization

Focus Area–12 Hours
Choose four courses from the following

ICT 302—Content Management Systems 
ICT 307—Copyright
ICT 325—Multimedia and Technology
ICT 406—E-Commerce Regulation
ICT 410—Privacy
IS 402—Competitive Intelligence

Electives–6 Hours
Select any two 300+ level IS or ICT courses

Cognate–15 Hours (300+ level) Outside the Major

 

Technology Management

Focus Area–12 Hours
Choose four courses from the following
ICT 302—Content Management Systems 
ICT 303—Systems Analysis
ICT 325— Multimedia and Technology
ICT 351—Technology Security
ICT 406—E-Commerce Regulation
ICT 418—Linux System Administration
ICT 420—Semantic Web Development
ICT 550—Security Informatics
ICT 552—Cybercrime and Digital Law Enforcement
JOU 330—Web Publishing and Design

Electives–6 Hours
Select any two 300+ level IS or ICT courses

Cognate–15 Hours (300+ level) Outside the Major

 


Historical Major Sheets 

2018-19 Major Sheet

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Web Developers

Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$63,490

per year in 2017

Number of Jobs

148,500

in 2017

10 Year Job Outlook

39,500

new jobs (average)

Similar Occupations

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Graphic Designers
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Software Developers

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Computer Systems Analysts

Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$82,710

per year in 2017

Number of Jobs

567,800

in 2017

10 Year Job Outlook

118,600

new jobs (average)

Similar Occupations

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Actuaries
  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Programmers
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Management Analysts
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Software Developers

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Computer and Information Systems Managers

Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$127,640

per year in 2017

Number of Jobs

348,500

in 2017

10 Year Job Outlook

53,700

new jobs (average)

Similar Occupations

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Software Developers
  • Top Executives
  • Web Developers

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Computer Network Architects

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$98,430

per year in 2017

Number of Jobs

146,200

in 2017

10 Year Job Outlook

12,700

new jobs (average)

Similar Occupations

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Software Developers

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Computer Support Specialists

Computer support specialists provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Some, called computer network support specialists, support information technology (IT) employees within their organization. Others, called computer user support specialists, assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$50,380

per year in 2017

Number of Jobs

766,900

in 2017

10 Year Job Outlook

88,800

new jobs (average)

Similar Occupations

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Database Administrators
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Software Developers
  • Web Developers

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Database Administrators

Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$80,280

per year in 2017

Number of Jobs

120,000

in 2017

10 Year Job Outlook

13,400

new jobs (average)

Similar Occupations

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Financial Analysts
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Software Developers
  • Web Developers

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Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$75,790

per year in 2017

Number of Jobs

382,600

in 2017

10 Year Job Outlook

30,200

new jobs (average)

Similar Occupations

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Software Developers
  • Web Developers

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Contact

Schyler Simpson, Ph.D

Director of Recruitment and Retention

(859) 257-7800

College of Communication and Information

College of Communication and Information

Office of Student Services

9 Blazer Dining

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