Tech Clinic Program

The Tech Clinic Program is founded on a rich history of collaboration between industry and the Claremont Colleges where students, faculty, and industry sponsors work together to solve practical problems. CGU graduate programs emphasize "practice-based learning," where coursework connects contexts of work and study, enabling students to bring together learning generated by both. The questions and problems that student teams face are typical of those regularly confronted by practicing professionals.

Tech Clinic Projects

CGU students and faculty come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, ranging from highly technical to highly business-oriented. The Center for Information Systems and Technology works with each industry sponsor to individualize a project and maximize outcomes. Projects can be technical or business oriented - or a combination of both. Example project subject matter topics include:

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Health IT / Informatics
  • Mobile Applications
  • Social Media and Networks
  • Cybersecurity
  • e-Commerce
  • e-Government
  • Business Intelligence
  • Telecommunications
  • Databases
  • Systems Integration
The types of activities that teams may engage in include:
  • Interface design
  • Technology planning
  • Technology evaluation
  • Businsess process analysis
  • Requirements analysis / engineering
  • Strategic planning
  • Research (Market, Technology, Business)
  • Documentation
  • Design (software, database, network, process)
  • Software implementation
  • Prototyping
  • Gap analysis
  • Database design
  • Data extraction
  • IT Business plan development
  • IT Product marketing plan development