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 Technology program:
(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.
CAREERS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE / INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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