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Information Technology: Education and Certification

A guide to basic educational, certification, and career information as well as library resource and trade news for the Information Technology field.

Information Technology Education


Should you decide to continue your education, according to College Source, there are over 30 Computer and Information Technology degrees offered in this country. A good resource to help you choose your 4-year college is CollegeSource - Up to date information including 42,100,000 course descriptions from 50,218 college catalogs. Covers 2-year, 4-year, graduate, and international schools.

According to the Wall Street Journal, "Sixty-five percent of those in the field who answered our survey said the skills sets they learned in their degree program (in CIS or MIS-related degrees) were important or very important for advancing their careers; and 53% of respondents said they'd recommend or strongly recommend an IT-related major to a friend, family member, or colleague" 

Why Choose CSE at the UW?

Professional Associations

ACM: An international scientific and educational
computing society comprised of professionals
and students in the areas of industry, academia,
and government. Their mission is to advance the arts,
sciences,and applications of information technology.

IEEE Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) which is "dedicated to advancing the theory, practice, and application of computer and information processing technology."

IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing): A multinational, apolitical organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences

AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence): Scientific society for promoting the understanding of the “mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines.”

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