Advances in information technology have fundamentally changed the ways in which we work and communicate. 21st-century organizations create and use an unprecedented amount of digital data and face a pressing need to organize and manage digital information and services. The Bachelor of Information Technology program in Information Resource Management (IRM), a joint collaboration between Carleton University and Algonquin College, is designed to produce graduates who can help fill that need.
IRM is a unique four-year multidisciplinary program focused on information systems and how they are used in a real-world context. In four years, graduates obtain what would otherwise take 6 years to complete.
The program provides students with a broad understanding of information management, as well as specific capabilities in managing digital resources as these affect research data, websites and social media. Such skills are especially important now that the library and information technology field has moved beyond the traditional library setting to encompass a wide range of occupations in both the private and public sectors. Students will graduate with both a Bachelor of Information Technology degree from Carleton University and a Library and Information Technician Ontario College Diploma from Algonquin College.