Information Technology: Web Development

BTech Degree – Code #1506

Evan Enke, Program Coordinator

Email address: EnkeEG@alfredstate.edu

The Bachelor of Technology degree in information technology: web development at Alfred State is designed to prepare graduates to enter the work force as IT professionals with a special emphasis in Web development and applications. Web publishing, programming, and Web server administration comprise the upper-level of courses. Additionally, the Web is integrated across the entire program beginning with the very first course. Through core courses students are given a general foundation in programming, database administration, networking, and microcomputer systems. Additional upper-level courses in oral and written communication, management, and business are provided. A semester-long internship is included.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the information technology: web development program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Produce dynamically functional software with Web development and scripting languages.

Perform full life cycle of Web software development.

Create and use a database with appropriate Web design principles.

Produce functional Web applications using Web composing software.

Analyze and create interface design.

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 this bachelor's degree at the junior level.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Organizations of all types and sizes need computer professionals. The primary employment field includes Web administrators and developers. Due to the solid foundation in other areas, graduates will not be limited to these areas; thus, the job opportunities are wide and numerous. They include database administrators, programmers, systems analysts, network support, project managers, user support, IT managers, technical sales, and technical support staff, to name just a few.

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 100 percent are employed in field.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Computer Engineering Technology

Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Digital Media and Animation

Information Security & Assurance

Information Technology: Applications Software Development

Information Technology: Network Administration

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Information Technology: Web Development - BTech Degree

TYPICAL EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

CISY

1023

Intro. to Information Tech.

3

CISY

1113

Intro. to Computer Programming

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. & Programming I

3

HPED

xxx1

Physical Education

1

16

Third

CISY

4033

Networking I

3

CISY

3223

Intro. to Web Page Development

3

MATH

2124

Statistics Methods and Analysis OR

MATH

1123

Statistics I

3-4

ACCT

1124

Financial Accounting

4

xxx3

Gen. Ed. "Other"

3

16-17

Fourth

BUAD

3153

Fundamentals of Management

3

xxx3

Professional Elective**

3

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

xxx3

Concentration Elective

3

xxx3

Gen. Ed. "Other"

3

xxx3

Open Elective

3

18

Fifth

CISY

5303

Web Programming I

3

BUAD

5003

Mgt. Communications

3

CISY

6103

Web Server Administration OR

CISY

6503

Object-Oriented Programming OR

CISY

7103

Multimedia Computing

3

xxx3

Gen. Ed. "Natural Science"

3

xxx3

Open Elective - Upper***

3

COMP

5703

Technical Writing II

3

18

Sixth

CISY

7203

Web Programming II

3

CISY

7003

Project Management

3

CISY

5723

Essentials of Info. Security

3

CISY

5403

Database Concepts

3

xxx3

Open Elective

3

xxx3

Professional Elective - Upper

3

18

Seventh

CISY

8403

Web Applications

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.

** Recommended: CISY 5233 - Human Computer Interaction or CISY 4053 Linux/Unix Admin & Scripting

*** Recommended: BUAD 5003 or BUAD 6113

**** 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 course

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/general education 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, other world civilizations, American history, western civilization)