IT Program

The Information Technology Program at UMass Amherst seeks to educate a broad spectrum of students to be the leading IT practitioners and thinkers. 107 courses, offered by eight schools and colleges, contribute to our curriculum. The IT Program also coordinates the annual Information & Communication Technology Summit and collaborates to facilitate the Open Education Initiative, as well as, outreach through Five College, Inc. & local colleges. 

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 IT Minor

The undergraduate Minor in Information Technology is a multidisciplinary program in which students study information and communication technology, its applications in many areas of scholarship, and its social and other effects. The overall goal of the minor is to enable any student to confidently employ technology, and to secure an intellectual platform from which to develop the capacity to innovate, using information and communication technology within their field.

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 CCC

The Computer Competency Certification educates and tests students about the fundamentals of the use of computers. It consists of 12 modules with topics ranging from computer hardware to production software to digital citizenry. Partners include the UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College and the School of Humanities and Fine Arts.

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 ICT Summit

The annual Information & Communication Technology Summit is a one-day regional conference brings together UMass and Five College students and faculty -- and the public -- to explore how Information and Communication Technologies are transforming education, academic disciplines, business, and our everyday lives. 

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