Information Technology

Our programs are for leveling up.

Let’s face it. You probably already know a lot about computers, networks and technology. If you are like other students who choose SUNY Morrisville for its information technology programs, you have that classic hacker spirit and you’re looking to do even more with computers.

You might have built your own computer before you were even in high school. You might have mastered every game you ever tackled and decided to create your own. You might have developed software applications. You might even have started a business or two through your tech-savvy.

If that is the case, we bet we can still teach you a lot of new tricks. And we know we can connect you with internships and other experiences that will turn your skillset into a full-blown career.

If you haven’t done these things yet, SUNY Morrisville is the perfect place to make this happen.

There is a lot you can do on your own, but imagine how much further you can go with professors who will work closely with you on real-world projects every day in every class. And while we’re working hard, we also have fun with gaming and participating in events like the Global Game Jam, taking creative and innovative ideas and turning them into functional games on a worldwide scale in less than 48 hours.

Sounds great, right?

We don’t do theoretical and call it good. We’re here to dive right into the bits and bytes, cables and racks, software and hardware to design and build technical solutions.

Come to SUNY Morrisville and we’ll remove the limits of the physical world. With technology like virtual reality (VR), eye trackers and a networking lab, you’ll test and fine-tune ideas and machines that will change the way organizations do business and communicate.

Whether you dream of being a feisty startup, transforming an existing organization or joining the ranks of Silicon Valley, we can mentor and connect you to that career.

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Information Technology at SUNY Morrisville

SUNY Morrisville offers a variety of information technology programs, all of which are designed to prepare graduates to become technicians and managers in enterprise networking and system environments. And no matter which program you choose, your coursework will involve the latest software and tools to keep you learning the latest technologies.

Through its membership in the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, the SUNY Morrisville Computer Information Technology (CIT) Department provides you with Microsoft platform, servers and developer tools software such as Visual Studio, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio and versions of Windows server. You not only get to use this software during your studies, but you also can keep it upon completion of the program.

Our CIT Department also maintains an alliance with VMware, providing you with the software needed to run virtual operating system environments on your machines.

Our hands-on approach to learning in each program culminates in a semester-long, 12-credit professional internship, where you put in nearly 500 hours of work in an industry setting to gain the professional experience necessary to launch your career. There is also the potential of landing a full-time position with the organization sponsoring your internship, as has been the case for many of our graduates.

 


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Now offering minors in Game Programming and Cybersecurity!

SUNY Morrisville is excited to unveil its new game programming and cybersecurity minors, open to students in any bachelor's degree program.

Our game programming minor is perfect for students who have an interest in creating software for 2D, 3D and virtual reality (VR) videogames. Courses cover game design concepts, user interface design and software development of video games.

Our cybersecurity minor is a great fit for students wishing to specialize in protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended access, change of destruction. Courses include fundamentals of network security, network defense & countermeasures and internet and firewalls.

View the Game programming Minor in our College Catalog View the Cybersecurity Minor in Our College Catalog


 

Facilities & Equipment

Become connected.

The SUNY Morrisville Computer Information Technology (CIT) Department, located in Charlton Hall, features a newly renovated first floor wing that allows both the faculty and students to connect to any device or resource in the CIT datacenter from any room and our student collaborative workspaces.

Modern equipment such as servers, storage, firewalls, switches, routers and wireless controllers has also allowed us to bolster our virtualization infrastructure, which is utilized in numerous courses across all CIT programs.

Clubs, Events & Competitions

In addition to a unique education and outstanding facilities and equipment, SUNY Morrisville provides a variety of related clubs, events and competitions to further enhance your experience.

SUNY Morrisville Esports (MES)

SUNY Morrisville Esports (MES) creates a community for interested gamers through education, sportsmanship, competitive multiplayer gaming and attendance at gaming-related events.

Global Game Jam®

SUNY Morrisville was the first SUNY school to become a host site for Global Game Jam® (GGJ), the world’s largest on-site game creation event. GGJ gives teams of artists, hobbyists, programmers and gamers throughout the world a chance to brainstorm, innovate, collaborate and develop new ideas for game design over the course of 48 hours.

Programs

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The creation and management of computer information systems is at the heart of any thriving business. In the SUNY Morrisville Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in computer information systems, you develop the skills needed to employ information systems that helps organizations thrive and grow.
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Boot up your career. Computer skills are in demand in nearly every industry. The SUNY Morrisville Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program in computer information systems is the perfect place to start your education in the field and prepare yourself for successful transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in computer information systems or management information systems.
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Computer-Aided Design Technology A.A.S. is no longer accepting new applicants. Still interested in this program? Check out our Mechanical Engineering Technology A.A.S. program! Plot your future.
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Put your ideas into play. The new SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Technology degree in game programming — the first of its kind in the SUNY system — is an experiential program where you receive a grounding in information technology concepts with an emphasis on game programming.
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Making business work. Software developers know how to make it work for the bottom line. If that’s where your passion lies, the SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree in information technology: application software development will give you the skills you need to enter the profession.
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All systems go. Technical support is the backbone of any modern business, and it requires skilled IT professionals to build and maintain it. In the SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) degree program in information technology: end-user support, we prepare you to create, maintain and troubleshoot computer systems so an organization’s employees find them easy to use and available at all times.
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Connect yourself to a world of success. With web systems becoming more complicated and sophisticated, there is a growing demand for web developers who speak multiple languages and can create content for multiple platforms. That’s where the SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) degree program in information technology: web development comes in.
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Keeping businesses connected. Now more than ever, companies need skilled network administrators to prepare and maintain an increasingly complicated system of networks that keep businesses running. In the SUNY Morrisville Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) degree program in network administration, you will work with the latest versions of cloud-based networks, virtual private networks, intranets and the internet.