Information Security and Assurance (BTech)
Information Technology: Applications Software Development (BTech)
Information Technology: Network Administration (BTech)
Information Technology: Web Development (BTech)
Computer Information Systems (AAS)
Computer Science (AS)
For more info, please contact James Boardman, Chair, phone: 607-587-3454, secretary phone: 607-587-3453, email address: BoardmJH@alfredstate.edu.
The Computer and Information Technology (CIT) department offers both associate and bachelor degrees. The CIT department offers the following associate degrees: an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in computer information systems, and an Associate of Science (AS) in computer science. Students who earn the computer information systems degree may continue in any of the department's four Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree programs. The computer science degree program is primarily designed to allow students to transfer into a college that offers a Bachelor of Science degree program in computer science; however, after completing their first year of study, computer science students have the opportunity to transfer into either our computer information systems AAS degree or into one of our four BTech degrees.
The department offers four Bachelor of Technology degree programs in network administration, applications software development, web development, and information security and assurance. Our programs are designed to allow for employment in the rapidly expanding computer and information technology industry. Students may enter these programs as freshman or transfer in as juniors from related associate degree programs. Articulation agreements have been developed with several community colleges to facilitate transfers. All of our degree programs provide our students with a solid foundation in the four core areas of information technology: application programming, web programming, network administration, and information security. At the end of their sophomore year, students are then allowed to select the BTech degree that best matches their academic interests. Our degrees incorporate the latest technology, including mobile application development, secure software development, life cycle processes, cloud computing, wireless networking, and neural programming. Our programs also stress the soft skills so necessary in the working environment by requiring students to take courses in business management, technical writing, speech, business communications, project management, and business accounting.