IADT-Tampa launches information technology degrees

posted on Friday, Dec 09 2011

Officials at the International Academy of Design and Technology’s (IADT) Tampa, Florida, campus recently announced the launch of several new information technology degrees that will be offered utilizing a hybrid attendance model.

In addition to teaching students the basics of wide- and local-area networks, the new associate degrees online and online bachelor degree programs will enable students to develop their understanding of computing concepts such as web programming, database design and development and virus detection.

Some of the new qualifications will also feature modules focusing on Linux operating systems, object-oriented programming and end-user support. Students enrolled in the programs can complete some of their coursework online, with the remainder being taught in specialized training sessions and workshops on-campus.

Online learning courses are becoming increasingly popular with both students and academic institutions. According to data from the National Center for Educational Statistics, the amount of undergraduate students enrolled in online bachelor degree programs rose from 16 percent in the 2003-2004 academic year to 20 percent in 2007-2008. In addition, students at public institutions were more likely to enroll in online certificate programs and online bachelor degree programs than students attending private colleges.

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