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Vincennes University will include the CSCU certification course within Introduction to Computer Concepts (COMP110), a 3-credit hour course within the Core Transfer Library(CTL) for the state of Indiana.  Click here to read more.

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Student Nick Benedict talks about his internship opportunities as a B.S. Information Technology Concentration Student.

Nick graduated with an ACST in Computer Programming from Vincennes University and transferred right into the B.S. Degree Program.

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Mary Bowen, Professor

Mary Bowen has been a Professor in the Administrative Office Technology Department at Vincennes University for over 30 years. Ms. Bowen received her BS degree and MS degree in Business Education at Indiana State University. She is currently Microsoft certified in Word and PowerPoint and is responsible for teaching courses in Office Management, Transcription, Medical Terminology, Keyboarding, Word, PowerPoint, Records Management, and Professional Business Image. She was selected as a recipient of the Peer Award at Vincennes University in 2013.

Advises: Business Office Management Technology Degrees & Medical Concentration

Mary Bowen, Professor
(812) 888-4294
MBowen@vinu.edu

 

Greg Hirsch, Assistant Professor

Gregory J. Hirsch, CEH, is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology and joined Vincennes University in 2014. Greg brings with him over 15 years of IT experience from the corporate world and incorporates this knowledge into student learning in the classroom. The majority of his work experience is in Network Administration and Security that includes implementing, securing, supporting and enhancing WAN/LAN networks, wireless networks, DNS, DHCP, and Active Directory. Greg has additional enterprise level experience working in Citrix, Exchange Server, Windows XP/7/2003/2008/2012 R2, Network Appliance storage systems, VMWare, Cisco, and Disaster Recovery. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, an Associate degree in Computer Information Systems, and a Master of Business Administration degree.

Advises: IT Support and Cyber Security Degree

Greg Hirsch, Assistant Professor
(812) 888-5323
ghirsch@vinu.edu

Jaci  Lederman Associate Professor, and Department Chair

Jaci Lee Lederman, PMP is the Assistant Professor of Information Technology, joined Vincennes University and the world of academics in 2011. Jaci brings her twenty years of experience working in the Information Technology industry, into the classroom. Her work experience spans from software development, to executive I.T. Management. Jaci helps students understand the importance of successful technology integration into any organization. Jaci has an Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming, a Bachelors of Science in Business Management, and a MBA with a concentration in Information Technology Management.

Advises: All Information Technology Degree Programs, including B.S. Degree options.

Jaci Lederman, Department Chair
(812) 888-5346
JLederman@vinu.edu

 
   

 

 Vincennes University Information Technology 

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To meet the demand for IT Professionals, the (IT) Information Technology Department at Vincennes University offers a variety of degree options for aspiring Information Technology Professionals.

 

You have options to find out more: 

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Technology - Information Technology Bachelor of Science Concentration-8004 B.S

 

 

 

The Information Technology Baccalaureate Concentration enhances student skills in areas such as Project Management (using the PMI®.org), Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, ERP and Business Systems (using SAP® Academic Alliance), Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence (using SAP® Academic Alliance), and Ethical Hacking (using EC Council©).

What's Unique about this Degree:  Vincennes University provides students with a unique opportunity to complete IT Internships for course credit.   Students completing this degree option, are ready to make a positive contribution to their organization day one of their job! 

Good to Know:  All of our IT Associate Degrees transfer into this degree program.  Complete a 2 year IT degree, and in another 2 years complete a 4 year degree.  You will be getting 2 degrees in the time it takes others to only complete 1. 

Who is this degree for:  This Degree option is ideal for students wanting to work in a variety of Information Technology Jobs such as: Computer Programmer, Systems Developer/Analyst, Information Technology Support Technician, Network Administrator, Business Analyst, Project Coordinator, Data Warehouse Administrator.

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Homeland Security - Cyber and Information Technology Concentration Bachelor of Science-7001 B.S.

 

The Cyber and Information Technology Baccalaureate Concentration provides students with specific skills in Information and Cyber Security.  Students will learn how to prevent and mitigate the risk of Cyber Crime attacks.  Students will start with hands-on activities the first week of class, utilizing our very own IT Data Center.

What's Unique about this Degree:  Vincennes University provides students with a unique opportunity to learn both the Forensic Investigative side of Cyber, as well as the Information and Network Security.  To combat Cyber Crime, the public and private sectors must work together!

Good to Know:  Our Associate Degrees in IT Support and IT will transfer into this degree program.  Complete a 2 year IT degree, and in another 2 years complete a 4 year degree.  You will be getting 2 degrees in the time it takes others to only complete 1. 

Who is this degree for:  This Degree option is ideal for students wanting to work in a variety of Information Technology Jobs such as: Information Technology Support Technician, Network Administrator, Cyber Security Analyst, Security Specialist.

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Computer Programming Technology-5450 A.S.-C/T

 

The Computer Programming Technology Degree provides students with specific skills in Computer Science and Computer Programming or Coding.  Students will learn a variety of computer languages that will prepare them to develop applications that can run on multiple platforms.   

What's Unique about this Degree:  Vincennes University provides students with a unique opportunity to learn how to program without spending the first year talking about theory.  Students will start coding the first week of class, and will have developed multiple applications after just the first year.   

Good to Know:  We teach multiple languages (such as Python, C#, Java, Objective C, PHP), but we do not start over in the learning process for each new course.  We use a Building Block approach to learning.  If you learn how to program loops in C#, you know how to program loops in Java.  Trust Us!  You will learn more here in two years than most other universities. 

Who is this degree for:  This Degree option is ideal for students wanting to work in a variety of Information Technology Jobs such as: Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Systems Developer/Analyst, Website Developer, or Mobile App Developer.

 

 

networking concentration available at the Jasper Campus

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IT Support and Cyber Security-5440 A.S

 

The IT Support and Cyber Security Degree provides students with specific skills in Information and Cyber Security.  Students will learn how to protect information systems from threats such as malware, social engineering, phishing attacks and Cyber Attacks.  Additionally, students will learn how to administer servers and how to build, repair, and troubleshoot computers and servers.

 

What's Unique about this Degree:  Vincennes University provides students with a unique opportunity by allowing students to actively engage in securing devices and the infrastructure in our very own Data Center.  Virtual labs are nice, but we prefer hands on and real learning by doing. 

Good to Know:  You will learn both the Forensic Investigative side of Cyber, as well as the Information and Network Security side.  To combat Cyber Crime, the public and private sectors must work together.  Cyber Crime is illegal and today's IT Professionals must understand that in order to respond. 

Who is this degree for:  This Degree option is ideal for students wanting to work in a variety of Information Technology Jobs such as: Information Technology Support Technician, Network Administrator, Cyber Security Analyst, Security Specialist.

 

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Information Technology-5510 A.S.

 

The Information Technology Degree provides students with skills in a variety of disciplines within Information Technology, in order to prepare them for the many possible job roles in Information Technology. Students will learn skills from areas such as Cyber Security, Computer Programming, Networking, and Systems Development.   

What's Unique about this Degree:  Vincennes University provides students with a unique opportunity by incorporating courses from other IT Degrees to give students a Big Picture view of what Information Technology can be.    

Good to Know:  This Degree allows those who might not know what area of IT to major in, the ability to gain skills in many areas of IT.  If you decide you love a specific area of IT after the first or second semester, we can work with you to come up with a new area of focus in IT!

Who is this degree for:  This Degree option is ideal for students wanting to work in a variety of Information Technology Jobs such as: Business Analyst, Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Systems Developer/Analyst, Website Developer, or Mobile App Developer, Network Analyst.

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IT - Programming and Game Development Concentration-5513 A.S.

 

The Information Technology-Programming and Game Development Degree provides students with skills in the life-cycle of game development.  Students learn how to create and maintain video games on multiple platforms, as well as how to publish and market applications. Students will be introduced to popular and industry-standard tools such as GameMaker, Unity, Blender and 3ds Max.

What's Unique about this Degree:  Vincennes University provides students with a unique opportunity to learn how to program without spending the first year talking about theory.  Students will start coding the first week of class, and will have developed multiple applications after just the first year.   

Good to Know:  Coding is coding!  This degree has a focus on Game Development, but you will also learn a variety of languages (such as Python, C#, Java) that will allow you to get jobs that are not in the gaming industry!  

Who is this degree for:  This Degree option is ideal for students wanting to work in a variety of Information Technology Jobs such as: Game Developer, Game Tester, Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Systems Developer/Analyst, Website Developer, or Mobile App Developer.

 

 

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IT - Web Design Concentration-5512 A.S.

 

The Information Technology-Web Design Degree provides students with skills in Web Design, Graphic Design, Web Programming and Database Management. Students will be introduced to the dynamic languages and applications needed for creating responsive web content. Along with an introduction to basic programming concepts, students will also undergo training in graphic design and be encouraged to explore the artistic design aspects of front-end development.

What's Unique about this Degree:  Vincennes University provides students with a unique opportunity to learn how the back end of website programming works, along with the design elements of the front end.  Sure, it is good to know how to work with either the design or functional side of websites, but knowing both allows you to develop sites quickly.    

Good to Know:  Coding is coding!  This degree has a focus on Web Design, but you will also learn a variety of languages (such as Python, C#, Java) that will allow you to get jobs that are not specific to Web Design.

Who is this degree for:  This Degree option is ideal for students wanting to work in a variety of Information Technology Jobs such as: Website developer, Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Systems Developer/Analyst, or Mobile App Developer.  

Business Office Management Technology-5590 A.S. C/T

 

The Business Office Management Technology Degree provides students with specific skills in Office Management such as Accounting, Business Law topics, Web Page Design as well as the basics such as Records Management, Voice Recognition Software, and Collaboration Tools.

What's Unique about this Degree:  Vincennes University provides students with a unique opportunity to learn along with students in the IT Degree Programs.  Understanding how a database works is crucial to this career field also. Don't just distribute the reports, develop them!   

Good to Know:  An Office Manager or Secretary has control over how efficient a business can run.  We teach a variety of technology skills and soft skills in this degree program to help our students succeed in their profession. 

Who is this degree for:  This Degree option is ideal for students wanting to work in a variety of Information Technology Jobs such as: Office Manager, Secretary, Data or Business Analyst.

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Clubs and Organizations

Vincennes University's Information Technology Department has three different clubs that allow IT Students to be a part of events and community service projects. 

Check out our student webiste at  VUIT.rocks to find out more about IT Clubs and Events.

IT-Lead

The VU IT-Lead is responsible for hosting the VU-Hack events on campus. Members of the IT-Lead locate local non-profit organizations that have a need of a website, application, or other IT related problem and offer assistance. During the VU-Hack event, members work in small groups trying to find the best solution to the non-profits problem. At the end of the event, the solutions are reviewed by a board of judges, and the best solution is chosen.

Students who participate in the IT-Lead gain hands on experience in Computer Programming, Information Technology, Web Design, Game Development, as well as Collaboration with other IT Majors.

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C.C.I. – Cyber Crime Investigators

The Cyber Crime Investigators Club hosts the Black Hat Wars, Bot Wars,  and Cyber Security Awareness seminars. The Black Hat Wars is an event where Members group up and compete in order to break into Local Servers in the VU Secure Data Center. Members are given a list of tasks to complete in order, to bypass Windows security practicals,  and Allow themselves access on a secure server. Members learn the vulnerabilities of the Windows servers and how they can circumvent these vulnerabilities in future carriers. C.C.I. is also hosts LEGO© Bot Wars. Members combine Programming and Engineering Skills to design and Implement Robots built for specific task. These Bots are taken to competitions around Indiana to compete with other College. C.C.I. Awareness Seminars teach individuals without much knowledge of computers inner workings the fundamentals online safety in the workplace. Members of the C.C.I. help future professionals safe guard against, phishing attacks, scams, and viruses.

 

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learn more about Cyber Security Awareness at Secure VU

 

C.G.C. - Campus Gaming Club

The Campus Gaming Club hosts the Campus LAN parties as well as the Gamification Projects. The LAN parties is a twelve to twenty four-hour event were members compete in various Local Gaming Tournament throughout the night.  The C.G.C. also comes together to plan, create programs and applications that give insensitive to students to complete school projects through gamification.

 

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Campus Gaming Club's Site

C.G.C. Facebook Page

 

Other Links

Vincennes University Information Technology Facebook Page

VUIT.rocks our unofficial secondary site

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TSAP Transfer Degree Programs:

By completing one of these degree programs you will be eligible to transfer to ANY public four-year institution in the state of Indiana. You will be transferred in with junior status once you are admitted to that college or university.

Transferable Degrees

  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology- Programming and Game Development Concentration
  • Information Technology- Web Design Concentration

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