IT Consulting


Units: 12

Description: In this course, students develop client-facing consulting and management skills while collaborating on-site with the leader of a local organization. Students learn process consulting, relationship management, problem identification and analysis, project management, and communication. Unlike typical student team projects, this course allows each student to add to their portfolio the experience of solely managing a consulting engagement while demonstrating their professional leadership and management skills. Course readings, class discussions, and small-group meetings with IT industry mentors help guide students through the process. The consulting focus is on using IT to sustainably solve problems in an organization, not on building systems. Substantial software development is rare. Most often, commercial, open source, or cloud-based solutions are selected and deployed. NOTE: This course can not be taken Pass/Fail. NOTE: This course can not be taken Pass/Fail.