Program Information

Program Objectives

The objectives of the program are:

  1. To advance the career of professionals holding an associate's degree in information technology or a related field.
  2. To help information technology professionals learn about latest developments in their field.
  3. To address the shortage of information technology workers in the UHCL service area.

With a BS IT degree or BAS IT degree from UHCL, the world is your technological oyster. Graduates will have a better chance of getting a technical, administration or managerial position in information technology. Opportunities for careers in in systems and network administrations, technical management, technical support, website development, etc. have increased steadily. And these opportunities exist in the commercial, industrial, educational and governmental sectors.

UHCL alumni blend their solid technical knowledge with practical, hands-on training. Their training qualifies them for work in various technical and management positions developing, operating, maintaining and support information technology infrastructure.

For more information about the IT program, visit the program webpages. For questions or comments about the website, please contact the IT chairperson, Prof. Lisa Lacher.

Cisco Network Academy

The Information Technology (IT) division of College of Science and Engineering has partnered with Cisco and is now a Network Academy. The Network Academy will provide IT students an in-depth knowledge of network related topics, ranging from basic network design and theory to advanced topics related to CCENT and CCNA certification. Skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration are integrated in this curriculum and will help our students succeed in their careers. Our network program has a dedicated lab for teaching. The facility includes individual access to PC's, various networking devices, and servers. All networking classes will be conducted by instructors who are certified by the Cisco Network Academy.

CompTIA Academic Partner

The Information Technology (IT) division of College of Science and Engineering has partnered with CompTIA and is now a CompTIA Academic Partner. This partnership will provide IT students reduced rate certification exams.

Upcoming Events

These links provides a schedule of upcoming university events including open registration, career workshops, campus speakers, mentoring programs, arts and cultural, and other public occasions.

Scholarships and Grants

 Applying for and receiving financial aid is an important part of the college admissions process. You may be able to use a grant or scholarship to help pay for college. Get information about these financial aid options and find out how to apply.


Student Testimonial

I like the IT Program at UHCL because it involves a diverse set of courses in subjects ranging from coding to administration. The coursework in the IT program stimulates students to think critically, while adapting a real-world perspective. Best of all, the IT program sets students up to be well-rounded professionals with desirable skills, and ideal candidates in today's competitive information technology industry.

Raul Noa