Information Technology - Applications Software Development (BTech)
The Bachelor of Technology degree in information technology: applications software development at Alfred State is designed to prepare graduates to enter the work force as IT professionals with a special emphasis in programming and database applications. A four-course sequence in database application is provided. The programming language sequence includes modern languages such as C#, Java, and C++. In addition, students receive a sound foundation in web development, networking, and microcomputer systems. Additional upper-level courses are provided in management, oral and written communication, and business. A full semester internship is included.
A laptop computer is required for students entering the information technology: applications software developement program. See laptop specifications.
- 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.
Required: Algebra,Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.
Alfred State is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 1910, (215) 662-5606 and an internal review is conducted every five years.
- Emphasizes programming and database administration
- Experience with several modern languages
- Contains good foundation in the IT area as well as management courses
- Full semester internship is required
- Newly updated labs provide state-of-the-art hands-on experience
- Two networking labs, one systems lab, and four general purpose labs
Articulation agreements have been established with many community colleges and additional agreements will be developed.
- 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)
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.
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 this degree at the junior level.
IT majors can expect to take between 15 to 18 credits a semester. With labs, students can expect to spend about 20 hours in formal classroom or lab instruction a week. Out-of-class work will account for another 20 to 30 hours but is dependent upon the student. Average class size is under 25 with many under 20.
|CISY||1023||Intro to Information Tech||3|
|CISY||1113||Intro to Computer Prog||3|
|xxx3||Gen Ed Social Science||3|
|xxx3||Gen ed - Other||3|
|CISY||4103||Visual Prog & Dev||3|
|CISY||2143||Microcomputer Systems I||3|
|LITR||2603||Intro To Literature||3|
|CISY||2153||Database Appl & Prog||3|
|MATH||xxx3||College Algebra or Higher*||3|
|CISY||3223||Web Page Development||3|
|MATH||2124||Statistics Methods & Analysis OR|
|xxx3||Gen Ed "Other"||3|
|BUAD||3153||Fund of Management||3|
|CISY||4003||Introduction to Data Structures||3|
|xxx3||Gen Education Elective||3|
|CISY||6503||Object Oriented Prog||3|
|xxx3||Gen Ed "Natural Science"||3|
|COMP||5703||Technical Writing II||3|
|CISY||5723||Essentials of Info Security||3|
|xxx3||Professional Elective - Upper||3|
|CISY||8503||Applied Database Management||3|
|CISY||8603||Seminar in Critical Issues in Info Technology||3|
|xxx3||Upper Level Lib Arts Elective||3|
|xxx3||Upper Level Professional Elective||3|
|CISY||8712||Information Technology Internship**||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.
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