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Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

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Explore the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

Our ICT bachelor's degree program is one of New Mexico State University's well-respected online IT and computer degrees.

This excellent course of study guides you through all aspects of managing and processing information on all layers of systems within an organizational infrastructure (e.g., hardware, operating systems, ​applications, ​databases, ​storage, ​servers, ​telecommunication technologies, and more).

Study the newest information technology in-depth at NMSU Online

NMSU Online offers sophisticated instruction on how to use operating systems and server software, such as Linux, Apache, OpenSSL, Windows Server, Oracle, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server and languages such as C, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, Python and Java. NMSU Online ICT majors learn to develop software applications and maintain technology infrastructures in a variety of settings or disciplines.

Here are just a few of the stellar professional skills you can expect to acquire:

  • Apply core principles of systems analysis to selected business processes within an organization.
  • Design selected network and cloud infrastructures associated with requirements of accepted industry ethical practices and organizational network operation.
  • Implement technological solutions and develop key database models that connect with business requirements for storage, retrieval, and use of data.

Overview

Degree type: Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

College: Engineering

Department: Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering

Delivery formats: 100% online

Program length: Full-time (2 years); part-time (3-4 years)

Cost per credit hour: 

  • Undergraduate online: $395.40*† 
  • Active Military online: $250*† 

 

Accredited by: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

*For NMSU Online programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Online programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.

†For on-campus students, find tuition and fees here.

Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes

At NMSU Online, our ICT students participate in hands-on projects using virtual machines and simulated networking equipment. The senior project is a student-driven project with a full project management curriculum. Besides using a Learning Management System (LMS), the ICT program possesses a bank of servers to support several Enterprise Management courses. 

NMSU Online's ICT program offers two distinct online Information Technology degree pathways:

  1. An academic program for undergraduate students who have completed freshman and sophomore years in a computer degree or technology-related program at NMSU or another four-year institution.
  2. An online two-year degree completion program leading to a baccalaureate degree for graduates of computer and technology-related associate degree programs at community colleges or other two-year institutions.

Career Pathways

Graduates of the ICT bachelor’s degree program at NMSU Online are well prepared for a range of professional positions that require an IT degree, including: 

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Configuration Manager
  • Enterprise Database Administrator
  • Financial Systems Administrator
  • Forensics Examiner
  • Information Specialist
  • IT Business Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Programmatic IT Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Digital Analyst
  • Solutions Architect
  • Special Agent, Computer Forensics
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Systems or Network Administrator
  • Technical Consultant
  • Technology Support Specialist

Scholarships and Financial Aid

NMSU helps to keep your tuition costs affordable. But if you need financial help, NMSU is ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education to earn your ICT bachelor’s degree.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU Online students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

Contact Financial Aid

Phone: 1-888-729-6678
Email: onlineFA@nmsu.edu

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