Information Technology and Systems Exploration for High School Students

UT Dallas 2017 ITS Exploration Camp logo

The ITS Exploration Camp gives you a sneak peek into how we are making a difference for the young generations of tomorrow by breaking down the complexities of IT Systems into smaller tangible modules. Our experienced faculty are helping students carve a niche for themselves in the field of IT. Coupled with an exuberant campus and a waterfall of opportunities, UT Dallas is leading future generations with the ITS Program.

Curious what it can do for you?

Join us for the ITS Exploration Camp between June 18-22, 2018 and experience it yourself.

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  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Location
  • Cost
  • Register Now
  • Forms
  • Lodging
  • Meet your Instructors
  • Memories from 2017
  • Testimonials
  • Contact Us



ITS Exploration Camp Modules

Field Trips and Activities

ITS Exploration Camp trip to TI 2016

Previous Industry Visits:

  • State Farm
  • Texas Instruments
  • NetScout

You will go on two corporate site visits and learn more about what companies are doing with IT. You also will experience the traditional college life by touring the dorms, activity center and other fun on-campus places that UT Dallas students use.

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I liked that we learned multiple things throughout camp, instead of focusing on one aspect of IT. I also enjoyed hanging out with the other students and our camp counselors who were IT students.

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Did you know?

The Average Salary of an ITS Graduate is $63,508

Tentative Agenda

ITS Summer Camp 2017 Agenda


The ITS Exploration Camp is held at the University of Texas at Dallas, Jindal School of Management. There is a residential option for students who would like to stay on campus the entire week in the dorms. See the Lodging tab for more details.

UT Dallas

Link to UT Dallas Campus Map

Click the map above to visit the UT Dallas interactive map.

Naveen Jindal School of Management

UT Dallas Jindal School map

Click the map above to visit the JSOM building interactive map.

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Did you know?

Our BS ITS program is a STEM designated degree program.

Dawn Owens

If you give kids a good set of tools, they can take these tools and go places that adults just don’t think about.

Dawn Owens, Director ITS Undergraduate Program



Standard Rates

  • $495 for the week. Sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
  • Extended drop off and pick up times – 8:30 – 9 a.m. drop off, 4 – 4:30 p.m. pick up.
  • Lunch, light refreshments, supplies, and transportation to corporate sponsors are included in the cost of the camp.

Specialty Discount Rates*

  • UT Dallas faculty, staff students and alumni receive a $25 discount.
  • Families with two or more campers receive a $25 discount per child.

*Only one of the above discounts will apply.

UT Dallas ITS Exploration Camp 2016 group

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Please note: Filling out the required (located at the “Forms” tab above) is mandatory. Registration will not be complete without the return of all the required forms. First-day information will be sent to the email address used to register.

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Accepted Payment

You may pay by check or credit card using the Register Now button. We accept most forms of credit cards.

You can pay with a check. When you reach the Payment Methods step, choose “Electronic Check (ACH)” and follow the instructions to submit your check electronically.


A cancellation fee of $105 will be deducted from the tuition refund if cancellation is made more than three business days in advance of the first day of class.

No refunds are given if cancellation is made less than three days prior to the first day of class, except for medical emergencies.

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Did you know?

The ITS job market is very healthy! Jindal School ITS students have an above average 90% job placement rate.

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My son really enjoyed the camp. He not only had fun, but also learned a lot of new knowledge.


Instructions for completing the forms

  • Filling out forms is mandatory. Registration will not be complete without the return of forms. Please download and complete the required forms. We would like to have the completed forms prior to the start of the camp. You can scan them and email to or drop them in the mail to:

    Dawn Owens, Camp Director
    800 West Campbell Road, SM 33
    Richardson, TX 75080-3021
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Students not only learned about technology, but they learned how to apply it in business.

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Did you know?

ITS offers a unique way to bridge the gap between computer science and business.


UT Dallas camp lodging

On campus lodging in our Residence Halls is available to those students who are coming from out of town or for those who want to experience campus life.

Cost – $ 265 for the week (Sunday 6/17 – Friday 6/22)

The package includes:

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Free WiFi
  • Basic Toiletries
    Note: You would provide linens (sleeping bag or sheets and towels)

Check In: Sunday, June 17, 5 pm – 7 pm

  • There will be a camp counselor assigned to the ITS Exploration camp students and will escort them to the camp every day and bring them back to the residence halls.
  • For more information about our Resident Halls and Services please visit their webpage: Resident Halls and Services

Check Out: Friday, June 22nd End of Day

Meet your Instructors

Memories from 2017

Last summer students had a great time exploring ITS related activities at our first ITS Exploration Camp. Students learned by building computers, programming Arduino boards, discovering cybersecurity, visualizing data, exploring UTD campus and so much more. Not sure if ITS for you? The ITS Exploration camp was designed for students to explore the dynamic and exciting field of IT.


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The field trips and the Arduino boards were my favorite. I learned that there is a lot more to ITS than I had thought, and that there are so many opportunities for the STEM fields.

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My favorite part was learning about security systems and the different ways to encrypt information. I learned a lot more about what people in ITS do and what it’s like to be in ITS jobs.

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My favorite part of the camp was when we learned about how hacking works!

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I expected this camp to be fun and it has been more fun than I expected!

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I enjoyed learning about IT opportunities and password cracking

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Dawn Owens, PhD Director, Undergraduate Information Technology and Systems Program