INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / A.A.S. DEGREE

Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
Hegis Code - 5104, CIP Code - 11.1099

Program Learning Outcomes Curriculum Code: ITND-AAS

 

     This program prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers in one of the following fields: Network Design and Administration or Computer Information Systems. 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; furthermore, 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 credits
Credits
COL101: College Seminar 1
CST111: Introduction to Computer Science and Information Technology 4
CST112: Introduction to Programming 4
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  MAT107: Computer Mathematics Concepts 4
Physical Education 1
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 17-18 credits Credits
CST125: Installing, Configuring and Administering Microsoft Windows® Operating Systems
or CST126: Operating Systems: Linux / UNIX
4
CST141: Principles of Computing Using Java 4
ENG121: Technical Writing 3
** Mathematics Elective 3-4
*** Social Sciences Elective 3
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 14-16 credits Credits
Business or Science / Engineering / Technology Requirement 3-4
*♦ CST Elective
or ELT150: The Workings of Personal Computers
3-4
ELT151: CISCO - Computer Networking I 4
Humanities Elective 3
  Physical Education 1
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 14 credits Credits
CST288: Cooperative Education / Internships for Information Technology
or BUS150: Cooperative Education in Business
3
CST227: Network Operating Systems and Network Infrastructure 4
ELT152: CISCO - Computer Networking II 4
* Social Sciences Elective 3
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 62-65

*Choose any CST course except CST101
**Choose MAT103, or any course numbered MAT121 or higher.
***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 sciences electives courses in either American History or Western Civilization or Other World Civilizations. 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, POL107 or POL111.
Choose one accounting course, one business course (BUS101 or BUS127) or one science/engineering/computer courses.
Students are strongly advised to choose as their humanities elective a course in either The Arts (visual arts, music, theatre) or foreign language.
§Choose one of the following: ACC101, BUS101 or BUS127.
CST288 Strongly recommended.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
Information Technology 31-44 credits
Business 0-7 credits
Electrical Engineering 0-8 credits
English 6 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Mathematics 7-8 credits
Social Sciences 6 credits
College Seminar 1 credit
Physical Education 2 credits