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Purposes of the Program

Olivet University's Information Technology Curriculum educates and trains individuals for the design and utilization of hardware and software in existing and future digitalized systems used by Christian organizations and churches. 

There is a demand among Christian groups for professionals who may work beyond the corporate structure of current technology corporations. Especially students who are interested in volunteering their time, or working for non-profit organizations on stipends, can learn about existing technology being utilized by churches and Christian corporations worldwide.

Students are allowed to expand their breadth of knowledge through humanities, social science, and life sciences curriculum. They are also expected to gain core spiritual knowledge through basic Biblical studies courses.

The main foci in this curriculum are courses in software engineering, internet technologies, and server architecture. All which emphasize programming in various languages, data structure and theory, computer architecture, operating systems, computer modeling, internet topics, and networking.

With these as a foundation, students are prepared to integrate technology and/or the internet into the church and other Christian organizations today.