Information Technology: Applications Software Development

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Produce object-oriented application software with current development programming languages.

Produce functional databases with current DBMS such as Oracle, MySQL, Access, etc.

Use the appropriate database design methodologies.

Perform the full life cycle of software development.

Develop an outline for an information system project.

Install, configure, and troubleshoot basic hardware.

Identify and utilize business principles and problem solving techniques.

Demonstrate and use managerial principles of business.

Demonstrate knowledge of multiple areas within the liberal arts arena.

Apply accumulated knowledge and skills in an actual industry environment.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

Articulation agreements have been established with many community colleges and additional agreements are in development. It is possible, with careful selection of courses, to transfer from a variety of associate degrees including computer information systems, information technology, computer science, and others. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, students will be prepared to pursue a graduate degree in information technology. The computer information systems degree (AAS) at Alfred State is especially well suited for transfer into the bachelor's degree at the junior level.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Organizations of all types and sizes need computer professionals. The primary employment field includes database administrators, programmers, and systems analysts. Due to the solid foundation in all the major fields of information technology, the job opportunities for graduates are wide and numerous. They include database administrators, software developers, network support, project managers, user support, Web developers, IT managers, technical sales, and technical support staff, to name a few.

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 80 percent are employed; 20 percent transferred to continue their education.

Related Programs

Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Computer Engineering Technology

Information Technology: Network Administration

Information Technology: Web Development

Information Security & Assurance

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Information Technology: Applications Software Development - BTech Degree

TYPICAL EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

CISY

1023

Intro. to Information Technology

3

CISY

1113

Intro. to Computer Prog.

3

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

xxx3

Gen. Ed. - Social Science

3

xxx3

Gen. Ed. - Other

3

15

Second

CISY

4103

Visual Programming & Dev.

3

CISY

2143

Microcomputer Systems

3

LITR

2603

Intro. To Literature

3

MATH

xxx3

College Algebra or Higher*

3

CISY

2153

Database Appl. & Prog.

3

HPED

xxx1

Physical Education

1

16

Third

CISY

4033

Networking I

3

CISY

3223

Intro. to Web Page Development

3

ACCT

1124

Financial Accounting

4

MATH

2124

Statistics Methods and Analysis

OR

MATH

1123

Statistics I

3-4

xxx3

Gen. Ed. "Other"

3

16-17

Fourth

CISY

4063

Systems Analysis & Design

3

BUAD

3153

Fundamentals of Management

3

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

CISY

4003

Introduction to Data Structures

3

xxx3

Gen. Ed. - Other

3

xxx3

Open Elective

3

18

Fifth

CISY

6503

Object-Oriented Programming

3

COMP

5703

Technical Writing II

3

BUAD

5003

Management Communications

3

xxx3

Gen. Ed. "Natural Science"

3

xxx3

Open Elective

3

xxx3

Professional Elective

3

18

Sixth

CISY

7003

Project Management

3

CISY

5723

Essentials of Information Security

3

CISY

5403

Database Concepts

3

xxx3

Concentration Elective

3

xxx3

Open Elective

3

xxx3

Professional Elective - Upper

3

18

Seventh

CISY

8503

Applied Database Management

3

CISY

8603

Seminar in Critical Issues in IT

3

xxx3

Open Elective

3

xxx3

Professional Elective - Upper

3

xxx3

Liberal Arts Elective - Upper

3

15

Eighth

CISY

8712

Information Technology Internship**

12

12

*If not required, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits, otherwise take free elective.

** GPA of 2.5 or higher required in major courses; GPA of 2.0 minimum overall; internship is student-initiated.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

128 credit hours inclusive of physical education courses

39 credit hours in major field required courses

24 credit hours in professional courses

18 credit hours in core concentration

30 credit hours in liberal arts courses

a 2.5 grade point average in the major is needed for the required internship

other requirements as stated in College academic regulations

8 general education areas are required with 3 of 5 (art, language, American history, western civilization, other world civilizations)