The Bachelor of Information Technology is a tightly integrated joint collaboration between Carleton University & Algonquin College covering four unique programs, with very strong reputations, that offer both practical experience and a solid theoretical background.

Each program offers an optional paid industrial placement (Co-Op) placement - available after second year. Regardless of the program of choice, students graduate with both a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology from Carleton University and an Advanced Diploma from Algonquin. Graduates of these programs either go into excellent positions in industry or postgraduate programs in related fields

Programs

Virtually every company in the world is facing a problem with a glut of digital data. The Information Resource Management (IRM) program provides students with the training to deal with this problem - with everything from handling, cataloging, indexing, and refercing to storing and managing it covered in a single program. Students will learn about the ways to present information easily on web interfaces, and access back end server systems.

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The Interactive Multimedia & Design (IMD) program covers everything in Digital Media both from the Technical perspective and the Artistic perspective: Websites (both front end coding/design to backend server processing), Games (including Level Design, Puzzles, Triggers, Virtual Reality, Scripting), Animation (including 2D/3D, character rigging, dynamics, motion capture, character design), and Visual FX (Match-Moving, Chromakeying, Filming, Audio Processing)

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Networks and network services have become a key part of life today; it would be difficult to find a company without a network of some kind. These networks require design, installation, management, administration, security, and support - this is exactly what the Network Technology (NET) program is designed to train a student; in addition students will be able to take exams for CCNA and CCNP (offering them even more credibility after graduation)

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The Photonics & Laser Technology (PLT) program provides a multidisciplinary education and practical experience in such diverse but connected subjects such as: laser physics, optical system design, bio-photonics, fibre optic telecommunication, laser machining, and holography. Photonics and Laser technology has impacted virtually all segments of society and industry, from the way we communicate, harness energy from the sun and manufacture automobiles and aircraft.

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