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SCIT's Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Computing and Information Technology is to provide excellent computing and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education through:
  • Traditional and distance learning modules
  • Cutting-edge and emerging technologies
  • Relevant and current curricula
  • Continuous learning and quality teaching
  • Experienced and committed Faculty
  • Industry collaborations and applied research
SCIT is therefore committed to a teaching and learning philosophy which fosters:
  • The continuous provision of opportunities for learning and research through the offering of accredited courses of study, professional certification opportunities, and collaborations with industry which will enable our graduates to operate successfully in a global economy.
  • The creation of curricula which are relevant and up-to-date with the technological environment in which we operate and which helps to drive the innovative use of emerging technologies.
  • The building of a relevant, innovative and continuously evolving IT environment in which technology is woven in the fabric of the School creating a climate of experimentation, change, and learning that stretches the boundaries of using computing in higher education.
  • The building of a relevant, innovative and continuously evolving IT environment in which technology is woven in the fabric of the School creating a climate of experimentation, change, and learning that stretches the boundaries of using computing in higher education.
  • The provision of high quality teaching and well-designed instructional approaches through the use of competent and experienced faculty committed to research and continuous professional development.

Vision

In 2015, The University of Technology, Jamaica will:
  • Provide innovative and expanded access to learning
  • Offer innovative, transformational, profession-driven and leading-edge programmes
  • Have in place high quality staff who are professionally competent, innovative and leaders in their own field
  • Operate with high quality, relevant resources and facilities

Resulting in:
  • Recognition for its leadership in entrepreneurship, research, technology innovation and exceptional customer care
  • The well-known and respected UTech brand
  • Globally competent, versatile, innovative entrepreneurial graduates
  • A positive impact on society

Values

The core values that will guide the institution have been explicitly stated and it is our intention that these values will infuse everything we do. RESPECT We believe in the dignity and intrinsic worth of all people and endeavour to celebrate individuals by fostering an appreciation of and respect for each other's difference. INTEGRITY As a University community we value ethical behaviour in all our endeavours, whether scholarly, cultural or intellectual and expect all conduct to be grounded in integrity, mutual respect and civility. EXCELLENCE We value excellence in our instructional, administrative and managerial pursuits, and are dedicated to the provision of academic courses of the highest quality in an environment that encourages excellence in research and scholarly activity employing the most effective tools, technologies and facilities for learning. INNOVATION Innovation is encouraged inside and outside the classroom. We foster intellectual inquiry, exploration and discovery that transcend traditional boundaries in an atmosphere that celebrates creativity. TEAM SPIRIT We pledge to work together in a spirit of cooperation to enrich the cultural environment. We will employ a decision-making style that stresses participation and consultation amongst administrators, faculty and students. ACCOUNTABILITY In the spirit of efficiency and effectiveness, we will embrace ownership of all our responsibilities and accept the principle that we are accountable for our actions. SERVICE We are committed to excellence and high quality service in all interactions with the immediate and wider community, demonstrating that we see service as being fundamental to our operations in all areas of university life.

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Mr. Arnett Campbell
Greetings! It is with pleasure that I welcome you to the web site of the School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) at The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), Jamaica's national university.
Our school has its roots in the department of computer studies that dates back to the early 1970's as one of the first units in the College of Arts, Science, and Technology (CAST). When UTech got its charter in 1995, the School was officially formed as the School of Computing and Information Technology ( SCIT) under its first Head of School Dahlia Fuller. Twenty five years later, we celebrate a quarter century of excellence, supported by exponential growth. Although regarded as a young school, our tradition of excellence and innovation is entwined with a culture of diversity, reflected in our dedicated faculty and growing alumni base of over 3,000 graduates.
Our mission is to Educate and foster inquisitive minds, while actively serving the community through outreach programs and in so doing mold motivated graduates who will contribute to Jamaica's economics and standards through technology.
The school has three courses of study: BSC, BSCIT, BCMS, and a division of Internet and Communication Technologies. At the graduate level we offer specializations in Computer Science and Information Technology. A wide variety of minors are also available under the Information Technology Major, these include Enterprise Systems, Information Systems, Networking and Multimedia. Currently there are two MS and two PhD degree programmes in computer science, and information systems. We also offer joint graduate programs in collaboration with Regis University.
With over 40 full-time faculty members, our school boasts an enrollment of close to 1,500 students. Each year, we graduate about 250 students with BS degrees. Our programmes now rank among the best in the country. SCIT is also increasing its research drive. One great example of this is our SAPNA initiative. Where we mold the minds of our young people to not only think of research initiatives that will better our standard of living and economy but to plan, execute and implement these researches. As we form partnerships with industries across the globe it is these researches that will become one of the driving factors behind change and innovation. The School of Computing and Information Technology is the research engine within the university and a force for economic development in Jamaica.
Whether you are a prospective student, a current student or involved parent, faculty colleague, or interested visitor, I hope this web site helps you find answers to your questions. Please feel free to contact me at: