Associate in Information Technology & Programming

 Associate of Science Degree in Information Technology and Programming

An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

The Information Technology and Programming (ITP) Program is a cross between Information Technology (IT) and Programming. The program will focus on multiple computer-based systems and programming languages.  The program will also introduce students to cloud technology, mobile technology integration, programming, computer hacking concepts, and datacenter level operating systems. Courses prepare students to sit for industry-accepted competency examinations.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet BSU mission and goals:

  • Develop the skills necessary to connect key concepts and secure the use of software, hardware, and system integration
  • Develop technically proficient students to provide appropriate computing solutions as well as exhibit a strong foundation in the area of computer systems.
  • Expose students to a variety of essential skills needed in an entry-level computer networking or programming environment.
  • Provide students with the most current networking practices, computer policies and resources that are critical to real-world applications.
  • Develop and apply technical knowledge and skills to implement computer solutions that accomplish goals important to the industry, government and explore integration of new emerging technologies.
  • Expose students to key ethical concepts and issues affecting computer science and their responsibilities as computer industry professionals.
  • Expose students to the basic steps and processes of object-oriented programming (OOP).

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Information Technology, students must earn 72.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Information Technology Major Courses ( 48.0 credit hours )
Computer Service and Support PC Systems I 3.0 credit hours
Computer Service and Support PC Systems II 3.0 credit hours
Multi-User Operating Systems 3.0 credit hours
Essentials of Cloud Technology 3.0 credit hours
Supporting Client Operating Systems 3.0 credit hours
Managing and Maintaining Server Operating Systems 3.0 credit hours
Essentials of Networking 3.0 credit hours
Mobile Technology Integration 3.0 credit hours
Ethical Hacking 3.0 credit hours
Internetworking Technologies 3.0 credit hours
Implementing a Network Infrastructure 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Programming 3.0 credit hours
IT Scripting 3.0 credit hours
C++ Programming I 3.0 credit hours
C++ Programming II 3.0 credit hours
Java Programming I 3.0 credit hours
Java Programming II 3.0 credit hours

Lower Division General Education Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )

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 An Associate of Science Degree is considered a terminal degree and is not transferable.

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