AAS Computer Science Information Technology Option
This career program prepares students for
entry-level positions in a multitude of
computer-related jobs. Both computer scientists
and information technologists need a balance of
software and hardware applications with
concentration in specific courses emphasizing
effective problem solving. The software
development process, (composing and coordinating
component of a program) requires that students
construct algorithms for problem solving with
appropriate documentation. This curriculum has
been designed to prepare the student to meet the
future needs of integration, design, deployment
and management of computing, resources and
services. A graduate of the program will have a
firm understanding of modern programming practices
and related skills in computer information
technology. The department recommends the
following minimal criteria for prospective
students in the Computer Science/Information
(1) High school diploma or equivalent
(2) Cumulative high school grade point average of
C or above.
(3) Ranked in top half of high school graduating
(4) No developmental studies requirement.
1 of the following 3 Mathematics courses is required:
- Electives (to meet required 64 credits): 4 credits Developmental courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.
- Business Studies Electives (3 credits): Suggested Business Studies Electives: ACCT 161 Principles of Accounting (3 cr.) BUSN 131 Intro to Business Administration (3 cr.) BUSN 134 Principles of Marketing (3 cr.)
- Computer Science Electives (18 credits): Any CSIT course (CSIT 115 or higher), including those recommended in the areas of interest below. Students are not required to select a specific area of interest to to complete this degree. SUGGESTED COMPUTER SCIENCE ELECTIVES: CSIT 115 Intro Computer Game Development (3 cr.), CSIT 123 Integrated Office Software (3 cr.), CSIT 126 Intermediate Spreadsheets & Database (3 cr.), CSIT 130 Web Site Design (3 cr.), CSIT 131 Multimedia for the Web (3 cr.), CSIT 133 Web Development Fundamentals (3 cr.), CSIT 144 UNIX (3 cr.), CSIT 173 Game Programming with OpenGL (3 cr.), CSIT 184 Networking Essentials (3 cr.), CSIT 212 Systems Analysis (3 crs), CSIT 231 Dynamic Flash & Scripting Programming Elements for Web Pages (3 crs), CSIT 232 Server Programming for the Web (3 crs), CSIT 265 Data Structures Analysis (4 crs.)
- One (1) Humanities course selected from the list of Approved General Education Courses.
- Lab Science Gen. Ed. Requirement (4 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Lab Science courses (course type: GSCL).