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Apply now for Southeastern's new accelerated information technology degree program – and graduate in just three years
Friday, February 28, 2014
Southeastern is now accepting applications for its new information technology degree program that begins this fall. The Accelerated Computing Engagement (ACE) program allows qualified students to graduate in just three years with a Bachelor of Science in information technology.
The university is offering the new program to meet workforce needs as the region sees rapid growth in the technology industry. Students will be required to complete formal internship coursework and follow a strict schedule of classes as part of the program, which is heavily focused on software engineering and algorithm development. The rigorous curriculum will prepare students with hands-on experience and strong theoretical knowledge, making them ready for the workforce upon graduation.
Many area information technology, software development and other computer-related firms have agreed to serve as internship sites for students in Southeastern's ACE program. These organizations include 5Stones Media, The JBM Group and Southeastern's Office of Technology in Hammond; Allpax, York Risk Services Group and eMerge in St. Tammany Parish; Ameritas Technologies, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Amedysis, Envoc, InfiniEDGE and PrimTek in the Baton Rouge area; and GE Capital and Geocent in the New Orleans area.
Students must have a minimum ACT Math score of 25 and two letters of recommendation, among other satisfactory admissions criteria, to be admitted to the program. The first cohort of students will begin the ACE program in the Fall 2014 semester. These students will be eligible to participate in priority scheduling and will be advised by a dedicated faculty program coordinator.
For more information about the ACE program, contact Southeastern's Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology at 985-549-2189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.