Welcome to the National Convergence Technology Center
The National Convergence Technology Center focuses on engaging educators, students and businesses to meet workforce needs through the promotion and implementation of convergence technology degree and certificate programs in colleges across the nation.
We enable educators to bring the latest convergence technology information to their classrooms through quality professional development, curriculum assistance, and providing access to technology-enabled instructional support systems through our Convergence College Network program. We facilitate partnerships with the business community and convergence technology industry leaders to guide curriculum development and validate job skills required for future graduates. We also develop strategies to increase the number of students who successfully complete a certificate or degree program and are ready to meet the growing need for skilled specialists in the workforce.
UNT’s BAIT program now ABET accredited
After many months of planning and preparation, the University of North Texas’ Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology (BA-IT) degree program has received full accreditation by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), retroactive to 2012 through 2016. This accreditation affirms that the BA-IT program meets all ABET requirements while still utilizing workforce courses […]
Tech Trends from the Fall 2014 BILT Call
Security One of the biggest concerns we heard from many members of the BILT was about security. The booming trend of BYOD and the expansion of the Internet of Things increases the risk to business networks. How can we bring the topic of security into every IT course we teach? Security practices cross the spectrum of […]
Ten Things We Learned at HI-TEC
I spent four days at the High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (better known as HI-TEC) in Chicago recently. In between my usual administrative duties, I was able to attend seven conference breakout sessions that covered a variety of topics, from program development and best practices to the basics of cloud computing and cyberforensics. Below are […]
A new report from North Central Texas InterLink, consults with several key members of the National CTC's Business and Industry Leadership Team, to identify the Top 15 Future Trends in Information Technology. This report is aimed to help guide educators in planning for what emerging technologies to include in future programs.