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SDSM& T News
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2000
SDSM& T ANNOUNCES TWO NEW EMPHASES TO BE AVAILABLE
IN THE FALL 2000 SEMESTER
Beginning in the Fall 2000 semester students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will be able to enroll in two new emphases offered through the College of Interdisciplinary Studies. Network Administration and Information Technology/ E- Commerce will provide instruction in the latest technologies for a broad- based audience.
“ We have decided to offer these two emphases in an effort to keep up with the demands of today’s technological business- place,” said Dr. Dean Bryson, Dean of the College of Interdisciplinary Studies. “ There is an increasing need for trained individuals in the field of network administration, information technology and e- commerce. If we want to best prepare our students for the workforce, we need to equip them with these necessary skills.”
Students will have the option to enroll in these courses to apply the material to another field. For example, a mechanical engineering student may want to enroll in an information technology/ e- commerce course to have the knowledge necessary to create an internet- based consulting company; or a computer science or computer engineering student may want to enroll in a network administration course to improve their prospects for finding summer employment between their sophomore and junior years. Networks are part of most workplaces, so this emphasis would be applicable to a person in any major who is interested in maintaining a computer network.
Other options would be for a student enrolled in the College to build their academic plan of study around either emphasis, or high school students can get a head start learning about information technology. Non- traditional students, and individuals currently in the work- force are also encouraged to enroll to complement their field of study, or to keep up- to- date with the technological demands in their place of work.
To learn more about the emphases in Network Administration and Information Technology/ E- Commerce, contact the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology at ( 605) 394- 2400.
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