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Information Technology Model Curricula Analysis

Information Technology Model Curricula Analysis
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Author(s): Anthony Scime (State University of New York at Brockport, USA)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 18
Source title: Challenges of Information Technology Education in the 21st Century
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Eli B. Cohen (Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship & Management, Poland and Informing Science Institute, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-34-1.ch012


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Most information technology (IT) bachelor degree recipients get jobs after graduation, rather than attend graduate school (Freeman & Aspray, 1999). They enter the workforce because of the tremendous demand for the IT skilled professionals. This means students (and employers) are looking for a practical rather than a theoretical education to fill the computing careers. Such a practical education necessitates a variety of approaches to work in various computing careers. “The traditional career path of programmer to systems analyst to project manager and eventually to IS manager” no longer holds (Urquhart, Perez, Rhoden & Lamp, 1996). With many career paths there is a need for varying academic tracts to start students in their careers.

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