Information and Communication Technologies

Area: Computer Systems

A.T.D. Professional Profile

Introduction

The Advanced Technical Degree in Information and Communication Technologies within the area of Computer Systems grants the professional competences needed for an efficient performance on a local, regional and national level.

Professional Competences

Professional competences define the skills and attitudes required for the successful development of activities in the academical area, the ability to adapt to new situations as well as the application of accumulated knowledge in the pursuit of a higher academical degree.

Generic Competences:

Skill of analysis and synthesis, basic research skills, individual and social abilities, management skills and second language communication skill.

Specific Competences:

  1. Implementation of software applications through programming techniques and consideration of organization requirements to meet efficiency standards.
    1. Development of software applications using programming logic and specific programming languages to solve occurring issues.
    2. Development of Relational databases through information analysis and according the needs of the organization’s information to further administration.
    3. Development of websites linked to a database, making use of web designing tools, programming languages as well as a database management system to publish, compile and query general data about the organization and users.
  2. Implementation and conduction of technical support of computer equipment, operational systems and local networks according to organization’s technical needs, ensuring optimum performance of all computer assets.
    1. Management of Windows and Unix-based operating systems, according to organization’s needs, using the system’s own commands for optimal operation of computer resources.
    2. Provision of technical support for computer equipment and complements according to maintenance plans and organization policies to ensure optimal performance of hardware.
    3. Implementation of local networks according to standards that ensure its performance: to share information resources.
  3. Implementation of Quality information systems through advanced software development techniques to increase efficiency of organizational processes.
    1. Planning of Informatic projects according to organization’s requirements, utilizing software quality techniques; to deliver the project in time, form and quality.
    2. Development of Informatic Systems through programming languages; to implement in organizational processes.

Job Opportunities

The Advanced Technical Graduate in Information and Communication Technologies within the area of Computer Systems will be able to work in:

  • Public and private enterprises dedicated to software development and consulting.
  • Public and private companies with the purpose of analysis, design, implementation, evaluation and sales of software.
  • In your own software solutions integration company.
  • In the public and private sectors, as well as in different independent and productive branches that asses the demand of IT services in electronic and multimedia commerce.
  • In the private, public and social sectors in different independent and productive branches that asses the demand of IT services.
  • In an independent way by consulting services and assets.

Professional Employment

The graduate in Advanced Technical Information and Communication Technologies, Computer Systems Area, can work as:

  • Systems Analyst.
  • Systems Programmer.
  • Database Administrator.
  • IT Manager.
  • Web Designer.
  • Test Engineer.
  • Computer Systems Support Technician

Engineer Professional Profile

Introduction

The Information Technologies Engineering grants the professional competences needed for an efficient performance on a local, regional and national level.

Professional Competences

Professional competences define the skills and attitudes required for the successful development of activities in the academical area, the ability to adapt to new situations as well as the application of accumulated knowledge in the pursuit of a higher academical degree.

Generic Competence:

Skill of analysis and synthesis, basic research skills, individual and social abilities, management skills and second language communication skill.

Specific Competences:

  1. Management of IT projects in order to assure productivity and the achievement of strategic organization’s objectives, using appropriate technologies.
    1. Formulation of IT projects by the means of standard processes and quality models, in order to contribute in the organization’s achievements of strategic objectives.
    2. Planning of IT projects for implementation of effective solutions, using available resources within the organization.
    3. Engineering of IT projects using standards and quality models, in order to contribute in the organization’s competitivity.
    4. Management of implementation processes of IT projects, through its correct development to meet goals and achievements, using managerial abilities.
  1. Evaluation of IT systems to implement improvements and innovation in organizations by using audit methodologies.
    1. Diagnose the information technology system through audits and standards-based methodologies to identify current conditions.
    2. Suggest the implementation of new technologies, to address areas of opportunity and innovation in organizations by evaluating existing technologies in the market.

Job Opportunities

The IT Engineer will be able to work in:

  • In the private, public and social sectors in different independent and productive branches that asses the demand of IT services.
  • Independently through the integration of companies oriented to the development and consultancy of goods and services.

Professional Employment

 The IT engineer will be able to work as:

  • Executive integrator of vanguard technologies to optimize the operation of industries and companies.
  • Information systems designer.
  • IT Services and Project Manager
  • Director/Chief of Information Technologies.

Syllabus

A.T.D.

First Term

  • Sociocultural Education I
  • Logical Thinking Development
  • Office Automation
  • Oral and Written Expression I
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Programming Methodoligies
  • Tecnical Suppot
  • English I

Second Term

  • Sociocultural Education II
  • Database
  • Mathematical Thinking Development
  • Introduction to System Analysis and Design
  • Programming
  • Local Area Networking
  • English II

Third Term

  • Sociocultural Education III
  • Computer Systems Administration
  • Database II
  • Web Application Development
  • Inclusive I
  • Operating Systems
  • Applications Development I
  • English III

Fourth Term

  • Sociocultural Education IV
  • Database Administration
  • Applications Development II
  • Data Structure
  • Software Engineering I
  • English IV

Fifth Term

  • Project Management
  • Quality in Software Development
  • Applications Development III
  • Oral and Written Expression II
  • Software Engineering II
  • Inclusive II
  • English V

Sixth Term

  • Internship in the Productive Sector

Engineering

Seventh Term

  • Time Management
  • Mathematics for IT
  • Economical Engineering
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Applications Programming
  • Elective Course I
  • English VI

Eighth Term

  • Work Management and Planning
  • IT Quality Systems
  • Database for Applications
  • Convergent Networks
  • IT Projects Management I
  • English VII

Ninth Term

  • High-performance Equipment Management
  • Web Applications Development
  • IT Projects Management II
  • Telecommunications Implementation
  • Inclusive I
  • Elective Course II
  • English VIII

Tenth Term

  • Business Negotiation
  • Applied Statistics
  • Information Security
  • Selected IT Subjects
  • IT Systems Audit
  • Inclusive II
  • English IX

Eleventh Term

  • Internship in the Productive Sector
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