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Computer Science and Information Technology

Accreditation. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 11520 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66221, (913) 339-9356, www.acbsp.org.

Program description. The student who pursues Computer Science and Information Technology studies and gains experience with a variety of systems, applications, languages, and products. Graduates of any of the three concentrations will benefit from sustained growth in demand for highly skilled information technology workers. The concentrations allow for maximum flexibility within the curriculum while ensuring the student has adequate credentials in a particular segment of the information technology field. In addition, all CSIT students complement their studies with a 135-hour internship at a selected site, which allows students to gain on-the-job experience prior to graduation.

Computer Systems Technology concentration. This concentration offers students an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills needed for business, industry and government use of computing resources. Students have an opportunity to learn and use programming skills, database development, internet and web applications along with a capstone course and internship. Each student gains up-to-date experience with various systems, applications, languages and products used within the computer field. This concentration allows the students flexibility to choose from various course options aligned with their own career direction.

Networking and Communications Systems concentration. The Networking and Communications Systems concentration offers a core curriculum that provides the academic and technical background for individuals who wish to prepare for successful employment in network design and administration.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Typical job opportunities: Applications programmer, systems representative, product representative, maintenance programmer, programmer specialist, database programmer, programmer/analyst, research assistant, software developer and applications specialist

Program goals. Upon completion of the Computer Science and Information Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Communicate effectively and work independently or as a team member.
  2. Use computers, related equipment and resources which are up to date, real-world and represent current and emerging trends in the employment field.
  3. Apply terminology, numeric concepts, social/ethical implications and/ or system concepts associated with the information technology field.
  4. Use current application and system software including programming tools such as assemblers, compilers, interpreters and debuggers.
  5. Write algorithms and implement solutions in a computer language using software development cycles and project management tools for a set of requirements.
  6. Exhibit the ability to administer a computer network environment.

Contact: Business and Computer Technology, (865) 694-6656

Computer Science and Information Technology/Computer Systems Technology Concentration—Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Semester I (Fall)
CSIT 1110 Introduction to Information Technology 4
CSIT 1510 Introduction to Programming Using Java 4
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
MATH 1530 Elementary Probability & Statistics 3
SPCH 2100 Public Speaking 3
Semester II (Spring)
BA 1 Business Administration Elective 3
CSIT 1520 Intermediate Java Programming 4
CSIT 1810 Introduction to Database Design 4
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics 3
Semester III (Fall)
BA 1 Business Administration Elective 3
CSIT 2220 C# Programming or CSIT 2520 SQL Applications Using Oracle 3
CSIT 2230 Introduction to Internet Software 3
CSIT 2840 Systems Analysis & Design 3
CSIT 2 Elective from Group A 3
Semester IV (Spring)
CSIT 2850 Capstone Lab 2
CSIT 2860 Computer Organization & Architecture 3
CSIT 2911 Computer Science & Information Technology Internship 3
CSIT 2 Elective from Group A, B or C 3
HUM/FA 3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

BA 1 Electives to be chosen from BUSN 2510 or any ACCT, FIN, MGT, MKT courses.
CSIT 2 Electives Group A: Unduplicated course from CSIT 2210, 2220, 2240, 2250, 2260, 2280, 2520, 2530
Electives Group B: CSIT 2270, 2290, 2510
Electives Group C: WEB 2300, 2350, 2501, 2603
NOTE: Only one Group C elective may be used toward satisfying the degree requirements for this program of study. Group C electives have specific prerequisites as listed in this Catalog that must be met before selecting courses from this group.
HUM/FA 3 See the list of General Education courses in the Academic Information section of this Catalog for electives.

 

Computer Science and Information Technology/Networking and Communications Systems Concentration—Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

 

Semester I (Fall)
CSIT 1110 Introduction to Information Technology 4
CSIT 1710 A+ Computer Hardware 4
CSIT 1720 A+ Computer Software 4
HUM/FA 1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Semester II (Spring)
CSIT 1730 Networking fundamentals 4
CSIT 1740 Windows Professional 4
CSIT 1810 Introduction to Database Design 4
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
Semester III (Fall)
BA 2 Business Administration Elective 3
CSIT 2750 Routing/Switching Configuration 4
CSIT 2770 Wireless Technology 4
MATH 1530 Elementary Probability & Statistics 3
SPCH 2100 Public Speaking 3
Semester IV (Spring)
CSIT 2710 Windows Server 4
CSIT 2720 Network Security 3
CSIT 2911 Computer Science & Information Technology Internship 3
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics 3
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

 

HUM/FA 1 See the list of General Education courses in the Academic Information section of this Catalog for electives.
BA 2 Electives to be chosen from BUSN 2510 or any ACCT, FIN, MGT, MKT courses.

 

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