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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / A.A.S. DEGREE

Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
Hegis Code: 5104

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: ITND-AAS, ITIS-AAS, ITIW-AAS
 

     This program prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers in one of the following three fields: Network Design and Administration, Applications/Computer Information Systems, and Internet / Web Development. Depending on the program track, Information Technology majors are taught various aspects of the management of information technology such as performance measurement, program development, disaster recovery, security, business analysis, top-down design of systems, and writing of technical documents. The concept of teamwork may be reinforced through the assignment of group projects in various courses. Overall, the curriculum is designed to teach technology as well as to develop technological decision-making skills required by a successful information technology professional.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Entering students must have a minimum high school average of 75. Students already enrolled in college must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5. Applicants to the program should note that high school algebra is essential to program success; further, MAT111 with a minimum grade of "C" or its equivalent is required prior to enrollment in most programming and advanced computing classes. Students are admitted on a rolling basis, Fall and Spring.


NETWORK DESIGN AND ADMINISTRATION OPTION
(ITND-AAS)

FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5 credits
Credits
COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST111: Introduction to Computer Science and Information Technology 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST112: Introduction to Programming 4
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  MAT107: Computer Mathematics Concepts 4
Physical Education 1
       
SECOND SEMESTER: 17-18 credits Credits
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST125: Installing, Configuring and Administering Microsoft® Windows® Operating Systems OR
CST126: Operating Systems: Linux / UNIX
4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST141: Principles of Computing Using Java I 4
ENG121: Technical Writing 3
** Mathematics Elective 3-4
* Social Science Elective 3
       
THIRD SEMESTER: 14-16 credits Credits
Business or Science / Engineering / Technology Requirement 3-4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST121: Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming or  
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum ELT150: The Workings of Personal Computers 3-4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum ELT151: CISCO - Computer Networking I 4
Humanities Elective 3
  Physical Education 1
       
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17-18 credits Credits
Business or Science / Engineering / Technology Requirement 3-4
§ CST288: Cooperative Education / Internships for Information Technology or  
  BUS150: Cooperative Education in Business 3-4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST227: Network Operating Systems and Network Infrastructure 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum ELT152: CISCO - Computer Networking II 4
* Social Science Elective 3
       
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 65.5 - 70.5

*Although this is not a transfer degree, students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution are strongly advised to choose as their social science electives courses in either American History or Western Civilization or non-Western culture. The American History requirement can be met by HIS103, HIS104 or POL105; the Western Civilization requirement can be met by HIS101, HIS102, HIS107, HIS201, IND101or IND102; the Other World Civilizations requirement can be met by ANT101, ANT105, ANT203, ANT205, ANT211, GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS107, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120 or POL107.
**Choose one of the following: MAT103, MAT121, MAT124.
Students are strongly advised to choose as their humanities elective a course in either the arts (visual arts, music, theater) or foreign language.
Choose one accounting course and a business course(BUS101 or BUS127) or two science / engineering / computer courses.
§ CST288 Strongly recommended.
Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
Computer Science 32-40 credits
English 6 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Social Science 6 credits
Mathematics 7-8 credits
Science 0-8 credits
Business 0-10 credits
Engineering 0-8 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits


COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS OPTION(ITIS-AAS)
FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5 credits
Credits
COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST111: Introduction to Computer Science and Information Technology 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST112: Introduction to Programming 4
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
MAT107: Computer Mathematics Concepts 4
Physical Education 1
   
SECOND SEMESTER: 17-18 credits Credits
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST141: Principles of Computing with Java I 4
£ CST Elective 4
ENG121: Technical Writing 3
** Mathematics Elective 3-4
* Social Science Elective 3
   
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST121: Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST171: Relational Database Applications and Concepts 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST242: Advanced Programming and Problem Solving with Java. 4
Humanities Elective 3
Physical Education 1
   
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17-18 credits Credits
§ CST288: Cooperative Education / Internships for Information Technology or  
  BUS150: Cooperative Education in Business 3-4
Business or Accounting Elective 3-4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST272: Programming for Relational Database Management Systems 4
£ CST Elective 4
* Social Science Elective 3
Total Credits Required 67.5 - 70.5

*Although this is not a transfer degree, students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution are strongly advised to choose as their social science electives courses in either American History or Western Civilization or non-Western culture. The American History requirement can be met by HIS103, HIS104 or POL105; the Western Civilization requirement can be met by HIS101, HIS102, HIS107, HIS201, IND101or IND102; the Other World Civilizations requirement can be met by ANT101, ANT105, ANT203, ANT205, ANT211, GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS107, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120 or POL107.
**Choose one of the following: MAT103, MAT121, MAT124.
Students are strongly advised to choose as their humanities elective a course in either the arts (visual arts, music, theater) or foreign language.
Choose one of the following: ACC101, BUS101 or BUS127.
§ CST288 Strongly recommended.
£ Choose from one of the following CST125, CST126, CST222, CST246 strongly recommended.
Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
Computer Science 36 credits
English 6 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Social Science 6 credits
Mathematics 7-8 credits
Business 3-7 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits


INTERNET / WEB DEVELOPMENT OPTION(ITIW-AAS)
FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5 credits
Credits
COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST111: Introduction to Computer Science and Information Technology 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST112: Introduction to Programming 4
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
MAT107: Computer Mathematics Concepts 4
Physical Education 1
   
SECOND SEMESTER: 18-19 credits Credits
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST141: Principles of Computing with Java I 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST161: Web Site Design 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST171: Relational Database Applications and Concepts 4
ENG121: Technical Writing 3
** Mathematics Elective 3-4
   
THIRD SEMESTER: 18 credits Credits
BUS135: E-Commerce 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST242: Principles of Computing with Java II 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST262: Client-Side and Server-Side Web Programming 4
Humanities Elective 3
Physical Education 1
* Social Science Elective 3
   
FOURTH SEMESTER: 14 credits Credits
§ CST288: Cooperative Education / Internships for Information Technology or  
  BUS150: Cooperative Education in Business 3-4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST265: XML Document Design and Programming 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum CST268: E-Commerce Programming 4
* Social Science Elective 3
Total Credits Required 67.5 - 69.5

*Although this is not a transfer degree, students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution are strongly advised to choose as their social science electives courses in either American History or Western Civilization or non-Western culture. The American History requirement can be met by HIS103, HIS104 or POL105; the Western Civilization requirement can be met by HIS101, HIS102, HIS107, HIS201, IND101or IND102; the Other World Civilizations requirement can be met by ANT101, ANT105, ANT203, ANT205, ANT211, GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS107, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120 or POL107.
**Choose one of the following: MAT103, MAT121, MAT124.
Students are strongly advised to choose as their humanities elective a course in either the arts (visual arts, music, theater) or foreign language.
§ CST288 Strongly recommended.
Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
Computer Science 36-39 credits
English 6 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Social Science 6 credits
Mathematics 7-8 credits
Business 3-7 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits