Students in Spark! Technology Solutions will discover a vast array of specialty areas available in technology careers where professionals utilize technology to solve business problems and design products. Students are immersed in a professional environment tackling and solving real world problems while working on client-defined projects and tasks. Students may be exposed to the following areas: software engineering, web development, operating systems, hardware technologies, network design/technologies, management information systems, media (print, film, web) or emerging technologies.
Spark! Technology Solutions is located in the Cyber Fusion Center at Maryville University.
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A key piece of technology solutions is for students to learn by doing through projects submitted by outside companies and organizations. Below is a list of completed projects that have been submitted by technology solutions students:
- Website for medical device company
- App for incoming college students
- App for St. Louis Cardinals
- Mobile app for Mastercard
- Software for St. Louis County courts
- GPS program for Parkway School District
- Mobile sites for St. Patrick Center
- Mobile app for emergency rooms
Students in technology solutions gain a greater hands on experience of what industry looks like and are able to work side by side with industry professionals and hone both hard technical skills and essential skills for professional success.
- Level One Technologies
- Parkway School District
- Taptl (FL)
- Sparo Labs
- St. Louis County
- Express Scripts
- FlatIron School (NY)
- Jarly (GA)
- Venture Cafe
- Worldwide Technologies
Technology Solutions Associates select paths that coordinate with their passions. A few selected learning providers include:
- Launch Code – Rigorous Preparation Course for Coding Careers
- Data Camp – Learning platform for data science and analytics, building expertise in R, Python, SQL, and more.
- AWS (Amazon Web Services) Educate – Comprehensive modules on Cloud Computing and IT at large
- PicoCTF and CyberGames – Cybersecurity Capture the Flag competitions and supporting materials