Associate in Science
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.
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 software development 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 integrated development environments for 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 four career tracks:
- Software Development Track: The Software Development Track allows for specialization in software development using modern languages. Students may select 9 credits from C language, C++, C#, Java, Java EE or Visual Basic.NET, ASP.NET, CAPM, Special Topics, or Introduction to IT.
Note: Students who select COP 2073C or CTS 2910C to satisfy elective coursework options are required to take STA 2023 as a prerequisite for enrollment into each course.
- 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, Special Topics, or Introduction to IT.
- Database Track: The Database Track allows for specialization in database development using modern database technologies. Students may select 9 credits from Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, database administration, M.S. Access database, Special Topics, or Introduction to IT.
- Data Science Track: The Data Science Track allows for specialization in data science. Students may select 9 credits from programming in Python, SAS, R and data analytics, big data and data warehousing.
A minimum grade of "C" or better is required in all professional coursework.
Five technical certificates are available within this degree program: Web Development Specialist (6954) (T.C.) , Database Development Specialist (6955) (T.C.) , Computer Programming Specialist (6956) (T.C.) , Information Technology Support Specialist (6280) (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 to determine the career education path that is best for you.
Please note that by being enrolled in this degree program you may automatically meet the requirements for one of the aforementioned technical certificates. If you meet the requirements for a technical certificate, as a result of being enrolled in this degree program, you may automatically be awarded the technical certificate(s) upon meeting their requirements as well. If you choose to opt out of this automatic awarding of a technical certificate please contact an advisor to do so.
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.
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