Information Technology

Information Technology

The degree programs in Information Technology provide students with a strong foundation in programming, problem analysis, problem solving, and software engineering, significantly supplemented with practical experience using hardware and software resources available in contemporary computer laboratories maintained by the Department. There are two Information Technology major pathways: Information Technology, and Information Technology with a concentration in Computer Networking. The Information Technology option provides students with a foundation in business and information systems to complement the core requirements in problem solving and programming in a business environment. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare the student for industry as a technically oriented member of an information systems development team. The Computer Networking option focuses on the technical aspects of computer networking.

All students must complete:

Area DisciplineCredit Hours
Written Composition(6 hours total)
Humanities/Fine Arts (12 hours total)
At least one fine arts course 3
At least one literature course*3
Other courses in humanities or fine arts6
Mathematics and Natural Sciences (11 hours total)
Precalculus Algebra or Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry3
Natural Sciences (lab based)8
History/Behavioral and Social Sciences(12 hours total)
At least one history course*3
Other courses in history or behavioral/social science9
Fundamentals of Computer Science CoursesHours
CS 318 Computer Science II3
CS 309 Introduction to Digital Logic Design3
CS 309L Digital Design Lab1
CS 310 Professional Ethics of Computing1
CS 372 Data Structures3
MA 308 Discrete Mathematics3
Fundamentals of Computer Networking Courses
CN 301 Networking Fundamentals2
CN 302 Local Area Networks2
Information Technology Core Courses
ITE 315 Systems Administration & Scripting Lang.3
ITE 321 Systems Analysis and Design3
Capstone Experience Courses
CS 451 Software Engineering3
CS 452 Senior Software Engineering Project3
CS 452L Senior Software Engineering Project Lab1

All students must also select a pathway and complete the required courses:

Pre-professional Requirements
DisciplineCourse Hours
Calculus I or Business Calculus3-4
Principles of Accounting3
Statistical Methods of Business I3
Microcomputer Applications3
CIS 209 Advanced Web Development or CS 380 Programming for the Web3
Computer Programming Courses3
CS 317 Computer Science I or sufficient score on Placement Exam0-3
HU 321 Research Sources and Skills1

 

 

Professional Requirements
Information Technology Core Courses
ITE 365 Visual Application Development3
ITE 440 Database Systems3
ITE 441 Systems Integration and Architecture3
ITE 450 Human-Computer Interaction3
300/400-level Computer Science Elective (CS, CN, ITE) taken at Athens State with prior approval of the faculty advisor (except ITE 301, CS 305, CS 317)3
Students are required to meet with their advisor and declare a minor with this degree pathway.18-24
Pre-professional Requirements
DisciplineCourse Hours
Calculus I or Business Calculus3-4
Principles of Accounting3
Statistical Methods of Business I3
Microcomputer Applications3
Computer Programming Courses6
CS 317 Computer Science I or sufficient score on Placement Exam0-3
HU 321 Research Sources and Skills1

 

Professional Requirements
Computer Networking Core Courses
CN 303 Wide Area Networks2
CN 304 Network Architectures2
CN 401 Internetworking Devices2
CN 402 The Internet2
CN 403 Network Processes and Protocols2
CN 404 Enterprise Network Design and Management2
CN 405 Network Security3
CN 405L Network Security Lab1
Computer Science Advanced Courses
CS 340 Introduction to Assembly Language3
CS 409 Computer Organization and Architecture3
CS 415 Operating Systems3
300/400-level Computer Science (CS) , Information Technology (ITE, CN) or Mathematics Electives (MA 310, 316, 320, or 400-level MA course except MA 454) with prior approval of the faculty advisor (except ITE 301, CS 305, CS 317)6
400-level Computer Science (CS) or Information Technology (ITE) Elective with prior approval of the faculty advisor3

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