Students of today are expressing a significantly greater interest in technology programs than they were just five years ago. And corporate leaders are telling us that entry-level technology positions are readily available for students who are just graduating from school. In the September 2011 issue of ACM Inroads, Deepak Kumar predicted we will soon be entering a peak period of increased student interest in computer science courses, the third such peak period in the last 40 years. In the same issue, Eric S. Roberts reported, “many institutions have witnessed a dramatic turnaround in enrollment.”
The Touro College Graduate School of Technology is currently providing the industry with highly trained individuals in the areas of database systems, data communications, technology leadership, and web & multimedia design. Yet companies today are seeking to recruit graduates who are also well trained in programming and web development, skills not offered by any major technology graduate program today. Every week we get corporate requests for students with these skills.
The Graduate School of Technology would like to be the first master’s level technology program to offer a concentration in Programming and Web Development.
Initially, we will attract students who are looking to enter the technology field and have heard that programmers and web developers are in demand. Secondly, we will attract students who are currently working in the field, but with out-dated technologies who will see our program as a means of updating their knowledge and skill set to make themselves more marketable. In many cases, the companies who employ these people will pay for their courses, which will give them an added incentive to enroll.
Students looking to join the technology education wave and say hello to a new future should consider the Touro College Graduate School of Technology’s brand new master’s program in Programming and Web Development.