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Information Technology

If you are a cadet interested in Information Technology, contact LTC Estes or MAJ Moses.  Also visit our Facebook page West Point (USMA) Information Technology Program.
Our Information Technology program responds directly to the growing need of the Army for officers who can rapidly configure and integrate large collections of new equipment and existing systems to meet operational needs. Cadets graduating the program have the necessary skills and experience to lead technologically complex operations at all levels.
Ours is one of the finest IT programs in the nation. The Information Technology Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
Program Educational Outcomes:
1.  Identified and exploited opportunities to improve Army operations by applying best practices in information technology.
2.  Effectively communicated information technology to a range of audiences.
3.  Grown professionally through self-study, continuing education, and professional development.
Student Outcomes:
(a)  An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
(b)  An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
(c)  An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
(d)  An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
(e)  An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, social, political, and economic issues and responsiblities.
(f)  An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
(g)  An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
(h)  Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
(i)  An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
(j)  An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies of human computer interaction, information management, programming, networking, web systems and technologies.
(k)  An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.
(l)  An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
(m)  An understanding of best practices and standards and their application.
(n)  An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.
Additional degree offering:
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Information Technology Systems (EITS)
  • EITS is a "design your own" technology major for cadets seeking more choice than possible in a major within the Department.
    Our laboratory and fabrication facilities are first rate, including our support staff of dedicated professional technicians.
    Outside the classroom, many Information Technology majors participate in clubs and activities that are great fun and professionally rewarding. A few examples...
  • Association for Computing Machinery Student Chapter
    Special Interest Group in Security, Audit and Control
  • Finally, we sponsor exciting summer opportunities for cadets to apply their knowledge in research and operational settings at locations throughout the world, normally for four to seven week periods.
    Program Summary
    IT majors use technical tools to provide services for users that need them. The material covered in the major includes:
  • Three Database / Web Development Courses
  • Three Networking / Security Courses
  • Three IT Programming Courses (Python)
  • Two IT Application Courses
  • Two Programmable Logic / Computer Architecture Courses
  • A Nine Month Team Project for a Real Client
  • This link includes a list of the required courses and for each course what technology is used.

    People in IT

    Program Director
    LTC Tanya Estes

    MAJ Kyle Moses

    Senior Faculty 
    COL Ed Sobiesk
    COL Steve Isenhour
    Dr. John James
    Dr. Jim Loy
    Additional Faculty
    LTC Mike Lanham
    LTC Glenn Robertson
    LTC Dave Harvie
    LTC Paul Maxwell
    LTC(P) Clay Moody
    MAJ Mike Petullo
    MAJ Ben Klimkowski
    MAJ Daigo Hirayama
    MAJ James Finnochiaro
    MAJ Karl Olson
    MAJ Andrew Reed
    CPT Mari Torres
    MAJ Scott Hutchinson
    CPT Matthew Sherburne
    Dr. Suzanne Matthews
    Dr. Amy Hughes
    Dr. Fernando Maymi
    Mr. Howard Taylor
    Mr. Oscar Rodriguez