Gateway provides IT students with state-of-the art equipment so they can train with the latest hardware and software used in the field. Equipment includes virtual workstations, servers and multimedia and smart systems for presentations.
Students can obtain additional hands-on learning through various student organizations. The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) organization is located on the Kenosha and Racine Campuses. AITP provides students with networking opportunities through events and activities as well as connections with local and national AITP organizations. AITP students also compete at local, state and national levels. The Kenosha Campus is also home to the Student Technology Support Center. This pilot project provides students with the opportunity to run a help desk support site for other Gateway students.
On the Elkhorn Campus, students can join Gateway Computer Professionals United (G-CPU). The club is open to all IT students and provides networking opportunities as well as relationship building. G-CPU offers local business tours and professional development seminars. In addition, club members organize field tips, community service activities and events such as game nights and computer sales.
Gateway also offers study abroad opportunities to IT students. International education opportunities could include participation in a global project team with students from Germany or providing IT support to a community in Belize.