If you are looking for an IT program that will allow you to apply computer applications, networking and databases to create solutions for a multitude of diverse users, we invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise.

Information Technology Major

The IT professional seeks to apply computer applications, networking, and databases to create solutions for individuals, organizations, education, and businesses. Students will study theory and applications of databases, web design, computer programming, networks, and operating systems. Students will learn to identify and evaluate current and emerging technologies and to assess their applicability to the users’ needs. The Liberal Arts environment at University of Jamestown allows students with an aptitude for technology to also take courses in areas of individual interest: music, communications, art, psychology, and more.

University of Jamestown Information Technology Distinctions

At University of Jamestown you have the opportunity to specialize in a diverse set of majors and minors that will allow you to tailor your individual program of study to suit your particular needs, interests, and career aspirations. Distinctions of the University of Jamestown Information Technology program include:


Proven Success

  • 98% average placement rate within six months after graduation for recent graduating seniors
  • Students regularly score in the top three in academic business & computer science competitions at both state and national Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conferences
  • Numerous employers, such as Microsoft and UTC Aerospace Systems, repeatedly hire University of Jamestown computer science graduates
Specific coursework for this major is outlined in the downloadable courses and requirements. Courses & Requirements

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

Erik Sand, MSAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: MS, North Dakota State University
Teaches: C++ Programming, Operating Systems, Compiler Design, and Mgmt. of Information Systems
Mary Reed, MBAAssociate Professor

Certifications/Degrees: MBA, California State Polytechnic University, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Teaches: Integrated Software Applications, Systems Analysis and Design, Video Editing, Desktop Design, and Director of Assessment
Heier-Donald Donald Heier, D.Sc.Associate Professor

Certifications/Degrees: D.Sc. Information Systems: Computer Security, Dakota State; M.S. Information Systems, Dakota State
Teaches: Information Security, Telecomm, Database Design and Admin, Website Design, Linux, Computer Arch. I and II, .NET programming, Graphics Dev.
Lemm-Kathryn Kathryn Lemm, MAAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: MAT, Minot State University - Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics and Computer Science
Teaches: Integrated Software Applications, Programming (Java, Web/PHP), Comparison of Programming Languages, Robotics, and Assistant Track Coach
Adjunct Faculty
  • University of Jamestown
    Computer Science & Technology Department
    6087 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405

  • Erik Sand, MS Assistant Professor & Department Chair

  • Mary Reed, MBA Associate Professor & Department Chair