INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


Information Technology (IT) is the applications of computers and internet to store, study, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprises. IT is considered a subset of information and Comm- unications technology (ICT). In 2012 Zuppo proposed an ICT hierarchy where each hierarchy level “contains some degree of commonality in that they are related to technologies that facilitate the transfer of information and various types of electron- cally mediated communications”. Business/IT was one level of the ICT hierarchy.

What do Graduates of Information Technology Do?

From games developer to manager of IT and communications services, IT graduates have a range of opportunities open to them and they include: Business analyst, Database administrator, Games developer, Information systems manager, IT consultant, Multimedia programmer, SEO specialist, Systems analyst, Systems developer, UX analyst, Web designer

Where do Information Technology Graduates Work?

Common employers of IT Graduates are IT Consultancies and IT Service Providers. However, as most businesses rely on computers to function effectively, there are also opportunities within the IT Departments of major organizations in the Telecommunications (eg. Lone Star Cell, Cellcom, Novafone etc), Aerospace and Defence, Financial Services, Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Agricultural, Public and third sectors. Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a range of computing opportunities, too. It is also possible to set up your own business providing IT services such as web design and consultancy.

What Degree in Information Technology is Offered at Harbel College?

A Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology is offered through the School of Engineering and Energy Systems.

Why Should I Attend Harbel College?

Excellent Program – As part of the President’s mission to decentralize higher education in Liberia, Harbel College launched a comprehensive and applied relevance-based degree programs via the expertise of qualified faculty members, in such areas as: - Mechanical and Renewable Energy Engineering; Occupational Safety and Health; Applied Agricultural and Economics; Disaster/Emergency Management; Geography/Liberian Studies; Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. Harbel College also has a challenging curriculum of Climate Change Studies – a first undergraduate degree program in Liberia. These programs create for students, unique opportunities to the establishment of becoming informed and engaged from multi-disciplinary coursework to field studies, to studying abroad and service learning. They are guided by student-centered and professional development plans; the goal is to bridge Harbel College to long-standing excellent universities and professional resources. Excellent Laboratories – Laboratories provide students with the latest equipment and learning systems to perform experiments, practice techniques and procedures. These equipment will effectively facilitate the transition from laboratory to industry. Outstanding Faculty – Faculty members are experts in their respective areas. Class Size – Class sizes are small to allow effective interaction between students and professors.

What Are the Employment Opportunities?

Employment opportunities for the graduates of Information Technology are excellent. The need for adequate trained competent individuals with a broad but solid background in Information Technology as well as management capabilities is rapidly increasing. Individuals can look forward to challenging career opportunities and excellent potential for advancement. Information Technology graduates can earn between US$ 12,000.00 and US$ 24,000.00 annually as starting salary.

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YEAR ONE LOWER FRESHMAN(IN-COMING FRESHMEN) SEMESTER I

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
ENGL 101 English 3
CHEM/BIOL 101 Chemistry/Biology 3
MATH 101 Algebra 3
PHYS 101 Physical Science 3
CMP 101 Intro to Computer 3
PED 101 Physical Education 1
FREN 101 French Language 1
BALS 101 Bassa Language 1
TOTAL CREDITS 18

YEAR ONE LOWER FRESHMAN(IN-COMING FRESHMEN) SEMESTER II

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
ENGL 111 English Composition 3
CHEM/BIOL 101 Chemistry/Biology 3
MATH 107 Pre-Calculus 3
PHYS 102 Physical SCIENCE 3
THET 207 Drama / Theatre 2
PED 102 Physical Education 1
LIBS 101 Liberian Studies 3
TOTAL CREDITS 18

YEAR TWO LOWER FRESHMAN(IN-COMING FRESHMEN) SEMESTER I

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
ENGL 102 English 3
LIBS 102 Liberian Studies 3
GEO 101 Geography 3
SOSC 101 Sociology 3
CMP 102 Intro to Computer 3
FREN 102 French Language 2
BALS 102 Bassa Language 2
TOTAL CREDITS 19

YEAR TWO LOWER FRESHMAN(IN-COMING FRESHMEN) SEMESTER II

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
MATH 202 Calculus II 3
ENE 101 101 Environmental Education 3
CHEM 102 Chemistry 3
ENG 300 Introduction to Engineering 2
CSE 211 Comp. & Basic Soft. Profic. 3
OSH 220 Intro. Oc. Safety & Health 3
EVE 200 Eng./Global Warming 2
TOTAL CREDITS 19

CORE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COURSES THIRD YEAR SEMESTER I

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
RES 121 Intro. to Research Method. 3
ENE 211 Ad. Engl. W. &Pub Sp. 2
ENG 310 Eng. Graphics/Drafting 3
ELE 302 Electrical Fundamentals. 3
IT 210 Foundations of Info. 3
MATH Linear Algebra 3
TOTAL CREDITS 17

CORE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COURSES THIRD YEAR SEMESTER II

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
IT 310 Info Sys. Achit. Anal. 3
STAT 312 Engineering Statistics 3
IT 300 Strategic Plan. & Proj. Mgt. 3
RES 203 Research Methods 3
IT 220 End User Data Anal. Tools 3
MATH 240 Tech. & Appl. Discrete Math 3
TOTAL CREDITS 18

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