Colorado Technical University Launches Four New Online Degree Concentrations in Computer Science and Information Technology

New concentrations help students prepare for, advance in Web 2.0 careers

Colorado Springs, CO, February 27, 2010 --( Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education to career-motivated students, has launched four new online degree concentrations in computer science and information technology.

The programs include a master of science in computer science degree, with three different concentrations: computer systems security, database systems and software engineering. CTU also launched a new online bachelor’s degree in information technology with a concentration in web development.

All four degrees are available nationally online, making the courses accessible anytime and anywhere for busy students and professionals. The three master of science degree concentrations are also available at select ground schools through the CTU Institute for Advanced Studies. CTU Denver and CTU Colorado Springs offer all three; CTU Sioux Falls offers the computer systems security and software engineering concentrations.

“We are committed to continually providing our students with career-relevant degree programs that can help pave the way for professional success in a range of industries,” said Dr. Wallace Pond, chief executive officer for CTU. “These four new online degree concentrations, all of which address the growing fields of computer science and information technology, demonstrate our dedication to developing programs and curricula to meet the demand of today’s students and business environment.”

The online degree offerings include:

- Master of science in computer science - computer systems security. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a high demand at the national level for managers proficient in computer security issues and notes that companies will increasingly hire security experts to fill key leadership roles in their IT departments. Local employment markets may vary. Students enrolled in this degree program will learn about operating systems and networking, computer system architecture and software system engineering processes -- all with a focus on maintaining computer systems security.

- Master of science in computer science - database systems. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of database administrators is expected to grow by 20 percent nationwide from 2008 to 2018, but local market conditions may vary. This program’s core curriculum provides students and IT professionals with the skills necessary to effectively analyze, design, implement and optimize complex databases. Through this degree, students have the opportunity to learn how to transform data into effective information systems for a variety of industries.

- Master of science in computer science - software engineering. This degree is designed for students seeking to enhance their credentials and advance in the field of software engineering management. The courses are designed to teach students to apply the principles and techniques of computer science, engineering and mathematical analysis to the design, development, testing and evaluation of software and systems.

- Bachelor of science in information technology - web development. More than 114 million Web sites exist today with additional sites and pages added daily. This undergraduate program is designed to help students take advantage of the continued growth in this area by giving them the skills needed to design and develop Web sites.

For more information about CTU or to register for the new online bachelor’s degree program in IT, please visit For more information about any of the three new online master of science degree programs or to register for these programs, please visit

About Colorado Technical University
Founded in 1965, Colorado Technical University (CTU) provides higher education for today’s career-focused students and offers them support, flexibility and resources to advance personally and professionally. In addition to degree-track programs at the associate and bachelor's levels, CTU offers masters and doctoral degrees through the CTU Institute of Advanced Studies -- an innovative approach to graduate degrees for career-motivated professionals.

CTU campuses include ground schools in Denver, Colorado, Springs, Colo.; Pueblo, Colo.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Kansas City and an internet based division that delivers degree programs 100 percent online. In fact, the award-winning CTU Online Virtual Campus was recognized as “Best of the Best” in the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program. For more information, please visit

CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more info visit or call 312-263-0456. CTU is also a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information, visit CTU does not guarantee employment or salary.

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Tracy Baldwin
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