Gain Technology Skills Employers Demand
Institute of Technology & Media Affiliations
The Illinois Technology Association
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is committed to developing an environment in which information technology (IT) companies can flourish in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The ITA is a regional industry trade association headquartered in Chicago and serving all of Illinois. The ITA provides members with access to connections, information and promotional opportunities to improve business locally, regionally and nationally.With more than 500 members-strong, the ITA connects technology organizations that focus on travel, data management, telecommunications, navigation, sales enablement, and much more. ITA offers various networking events, educational forums, research, discounts and services focused on the industry’s most current trends and pressing issues. From Fortune 100 to start-up companies, the ITA addresses the needs of members.
CISCO Regional Academy
Cisco Networking Academy is an innovative education initiative that delivers information and communication technology (ICT) skills to improve career and economic opportunities around the world. Students receive high-quality education, supported by online content and assessments, performance tracking, hands-on labs, and interactive learning tools. Cisco Networking Academy continually measures student progress, outcomes, and objectives to ensure that students have the resources necessary to accomplish their goals and adjust program offerings as needed.
Illinois Technology Foundation
The Illinois Technology Foundation facilitates relationships and efforts across industry, academia, students, and government, developing and managing targeted programs within the talent pipeline. The mission of the Illinois Technology Foundation is to develop an ample supply of professional talent with the requisite business and technology skills to make significant contributions to the success of Illinois businesses. Through action, leadership, and collaboration, the Foundation will support and nurture the technology talent to ensure a viable and a regional wealth creating economy.
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) is an international trade association of companies that specialize in planning and installing electronic systems for the home. These systems include home networking, home automation and communication systems, media rooms, single or multi-room entertainment systems, and integrated whole-house subsystems providing lighting control, security, and HVAC systems. CEDIA provides top-ranked educational conferences, industry professional training, and certification focused on the installation and integration of residential electronic systems that consumers use to enhance their lifestyles.
Black Data Processing Associates
BDPA helps you advance your career in the IT profession. They give professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and students an IT career pathway from the Classroom to the Boardroom. Through education, mentoring, services and business networking, BDPA promotes innovation, technical skills, business savvy and personal growth. Get access to mentoring, professional coaching, certified training, job placement and other valuable resources. Maximize networking opportunities locally and nationally to build the connections you need to keep advancing your career.
CompTIA-“the voice of information technology”
CompTIA provides specialized initiatives and programs dedicated to major areas within the IT industry. They include convergence technology, e-commerce, IT training, certification, public policy and workforce development. CompTIA offers all members access to industry research, networking and partnering opportunities, best practices and developed standards with members in manufacturers, distributors, resellers, solution providers, e-commerce, telecom companies, IT education and government agencies.
Microsoft Developer Network
MSDN provides you access to an incredible range of software, tools and support, making it easy for you to build outstanding applications. MSDN provides past and present developer tools, operating systems, servers, and application software to use in developing and testing your applications and upgrade to the latest technology. Additionally, you get access to technical support, Managed Newsgroups, MSDN Library reference materials, and a wide array of online forums to help you get the support you need.
VUE – Test Service Provider
Pearson VUE delivers over 4 million high-stakes tests throughout the year for a diverse group of clients. Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers (PVTC) provides clients with on-site, on-demand testing for IT certification. There are over 5,200 test centers in 162 countries. Offered to RMU students.
Explore Program Options
Students have the opportunity to obtain both their bachelor’s and their master’s degrees simultaneously to save time and money through RMU’s dual degree program.
- Human Resource Management
- Management/HR Management
- Business Analytics
- Information Security
- Mobile Computing
- Information Systems Management
- Higher Education Administration
- Health Care Administration
- Law Enforcement Administration
- Sports Administration
- Human Performance
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected computer and information technology occupations to grow 12% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding almost 500,000 new jobs.
Why Study Technology & Media at RMU?
- Cross-curricular learning in:
- Mobile App Development
- Cloud Computing
- Curriculum focuses heavily on application and integration of concepts which allow graduates to meet the expectations and demands of employers
- Specialized curriculum offered through exclusive partnership with CISCO Systems, one of the industry’s top networking companies
- Relevant curriculum includes Internet of Things (loT) smartphone application development and loT solutions such as in wireless router
“During our visit to Groupon’s corporate headquarters, I learned first-hand how Groupon uses data analytics to enhance their relationship with customers.”
David C., Computer Networking Student