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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  May 22, 2022
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] 
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] [Archived Catalog]

Computer Information Technology (2153) (A.S.)

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STUDENT ALERT: Per mandatory changes from the Florida Department of Education, the College is in the process of making updates to this program, to become effective Fall Term 2015.

Associate in Science

Computer developers are the people who change our lives as much as the fellow who invented the wheel. Without developers, computers are useless. Applications developers design, write, test, and debug software programs. Systems developers oversee and integrate the work of applications developers and serve as technical advisors to systems analysts, application programmers, and operations personnel.

Five technical certificates available within this degree program: Information Technology Support Specialist (6280) (T.C.) , Web Development Specialist (6954) (T.C.) , Database Development Specialist (6955) (T.C.) , Computer Programming Specialist (6956) (T.C.)  and Information Technology Analysis (6281) (T.C.) . Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

The Program

The Computer Information Technology program prepares you for a respected career as a developer, programmer, programmer-analyst, database developer, or web developer. You’ll study program and systems design, computer communications, database development, web development, customer support, and programming in specific languages. Our relationship with Microsoft’s Developer Network Academic Alliance allows you to download a free, licensed copy of the Microsoft server and developer applications, operating systems and programming languages taught in your classes. A 50-hour internship is included in the program to provide valuable work experience.

The Computer Information Technology degree program allows you to focus in one of three career tracks:

  • Programming Track: The Programming Track allows for specialization in software development using modern languages. Students may select 9 credits from C language, C++, C#, Java, J2EE, or Visual Basic.NET
  • Web Track: The Web Track allows for specialization in web development using modern web technologies. Students may select 9 credits from web design, web management, UNIX/Linux development, or server development.
  • Database Track: The Database Track allows for specialization in database development using modern database technologies. Students may select 9 credits from Oracle SQL, PL/SQL, database administration, M.S. SQL Server database, or M.S. Access database


The mission of the Information Technology Associate in Science degree is to prepare students to enter or advance in the field of information technology by combining traditional college education with hands-on training and internship. The curriculum integrates technical skills, general education knowledge and breadth of knowledge in the information technology field that prepares students for a respected entry-level through advanced career as a developer, software engineer, programmer-analyst, customer support specialist, database developer, or web developer.

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Dr. Robin Cole Jr., South Campus, (904) 646-2231 or

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General Education

Credit Hours: 15

Professional Courses

Credit Hours: 39

Professional Courses

Minimum Credit Hours: 9

Select from one of the following tracks.

Software Engineering Track

Web Track

Database Track

Total Credit Hours: 63

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses. (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses. (All college cumulative.)
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a C or better in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements and any other area designated with a C or better requirement.
  7. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.

 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2015/2016) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2015/2016 academic year.  The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.

University Transfer

This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.

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