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SE Louisiana launches new information tech degree

3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago September 30, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Monday, September 30 2013 September 30, 2013 6:43 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

HAMMOND - Looking to meet a growing demand for computer science and information technology professionals, Southeastern Louisiana University is launching its accelerated computing engineering program.

University officials say the program will enable qualified students to graduate within three years with a bachelor of science in information technology. The program is intended for high achieving students who will follow a strict schedule of classes each semester.

Program coordinator Ghassen Alkadi says the program will focus on software engineering and algorithm development.

Sebastian van Delden, head of the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology, says the program also will require formal internship coursework, ensuring students get real-world experience.

Currently 12 industry-related companies have signed on to serve as internship sites for students in the ACE program.

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