Information Technology

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Our innovative program in Information Technology, combined with state-of-the-art classrooms and curriculum, prepare our graduates for exciting careers in a wide variety of computer-based professions.

Digital Forensics

85%

of Digital Forensics Graduates are Employed or Continuing their Education*

Our Digital Forensics program allows students to gain real world experience extracting data from digital media devices such as computers, smart phones, and tablets.   The digital forensics lab provides students the opportunity for hands-on learning which allows students to test their abilities in realistic investigative scenarios.  Students prepare case files for criminal incidents involving computers and learn proper documentation methods regarding extracted data case files.

You will be introduced to Digital Forensics hardware, including write-blocking devices and workstations in addition to other tools that are found in many digital forensic laboratories.  Software programs you’ll become familiar with are Guidance Software’s EnCase, The SIFT Workstation, and Access Data’s FTK Imager.

While enrolled as a Digital Forensics student, you will receive an account that allows you to download and use products from both Microsoft and VMware even after you graduate.** 

DIGITAL FORENSICS JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Corporate or Business IT Security
  • E-Discovery

DIGITAL FORENSICS COURSES INCLUDE:

  • White Collar Crime
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Cybercrime
  • Digital Forensics & Incident Response
  • Mobile Device Forensics
  • Search & Seizure of Digital Evidence
  • Ethics in Information Technology

*Percentages are based on surveys of our 2012-2014 academic year Digital Forensics, Digital Multimedia Design, Network Security, and System Administration associate degree graduates who reported they are employed or are continuing their education within 6 months of graduation from the University of Northwestern Ohio.  There was a 64% response rate to this survey.

**Students may not use software downloads for business use

Network Security

85%

of Network Security Graduates are Employed or Continuing their Education*

Our Network Security program provides you with all the skills necessary to be a company's first line of defense against computer network threats to their private information.  

Current software applications and an extensive hands-on approach in the Network Security program will help you build practical experience with Cisco Routers, firewalls, and intrusion detection and prevention devices.

We offer courses like computer programming, local and wide area networks, data integrity, counter intelligence, and information security.  All courses are taught with the latest advancements in software and hardware.  You’ll be using industry software like Wireshark, Colasoft Packet Builder and Snort.  We teach you to be ethical certified white hat hackers.

While enrolled as a Network Security student, you will receive an account that allows you to download and use products from both Microsoft and VMware even after you graduate.** 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average earnings for a Network Security Systems Manager is nearly $80,000 per year.***

UPON GRADUATION, YOU’LL BE PREPARED FOR THE FOLLOWING OCCUPATIONS:

  • Network Engineer
  • Network Security Officer
  • Digital Recovery Analyst
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Corporate Data Analyst

*Percentages are based on surveys of our 2012-2014 academic year Digital Forensics, Digital Multimedia Design, Network Security, and System Administration associate degree graduates who reported they are employed or are continuing their education within 6 months of graduation from the University of Northwestern Ohio.  There was a 64% response rate to this survey.

**Students may not use software downloads for business use

***U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015, www.bls.gov, viewed March 2017

Digital Multimedia Design

85%

of Digital Multimedia Design Graduates are Employed or Continuing their Education*

If you are a creative person and desire a field with tremendous growth, then the digital multimedia program is for you.   You will learn how to integrate all of the creative elements of digital design through the use of the latest technology, software and hardware.

In class, you’ll work with high tech toys like professional HD video cameras, a green room, lighting equipment, sound recording booth, and several industry standard editing software programs like HTML 5 and CSS, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere, and After Effects, and 3D modeling and animation with Blender.

You’ll learn how to design corporate logos, identities and web sites, create print ads, produce television commercials, make short films, and more. The skills you learn in this program will help you build your portfolio.

DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA CAREERS INCLUDE:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Creative Director
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Animator
  • Video Producer

DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA COURSES:

  • Digital Studio Fundamentals
  • Web Media Design
  • 3D Modeling Concepts
  • Digital Video Editing
  • Digital Graphic Imaging

No matter what your career goals are, you’ll be prepared to achieve them with a Digital Multimedia Design degree from the University of Northwestern Ohio.

*Percentages are based on surveys of our 2012-2014 academic year Digital Forensics, Digital Multimedia Design, Network Security, and System Administration associate degree graduates who reported they are employed or are continuing their education within 6 months of graduation from the University of Northwestern Ohio.  There was a 64% response rate to this survey.

System Administration

85%

of System Administration Graduates are Employed or Continuing their Education*

The UNOH systems administration program offers you the highest level of Microsoft training in the world, unlike many community colleges, which can take you to the MCITP Level.   A Microsoft certified IT Professional certification is highly regarded and will give you a valuable competitive edge in the job market.  The median annual earnings for network and computer systems administrators can range from $47,000 to more than $120,000 per year.**

Constant technology upgrades and program flexibility are the key ingredients in a successful Information Technology education.  UNOH provides our students with the latest upgrades in software, like Microsoft’s Server, and Windows 7 and 10 Operating Systems. Students will master each of these operating systems by using VM-ware software products. 

Being a VM-Ware IT Academy institution, and utilizing Microsoft Virtual Academy courses, gives you access to resources offered directly from VM-ware and Microsoft.   These resources would cost thousands of dollars if purchased on their own and are available to System Administration students even after they graduate.***

UPON GRADUATION, YOU’LL BE PREPARED FOR CAREERS SUCH AS:

  • Network Administrator
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Associate

COURSES INCLUDE:

  • Information Security
  • Administering Client Operating Systems
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Virtual Environments
  • Database Design & Development
  • Administering a Server Environment

*Percentages are based on surveys of our 2012-2014 academic year Digital Forensics, Digital Multimedia Design, Network Security, and System Administration associate degree graduates who reported they are employed or are continuing their education within 6 months of graduation from the University of Northwestern Ohio.  There was a 64% response rate to this survey.

**U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015, www.bls.gov, viewed March 2017

***Students may not use software downloads for business use