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Information Technology: Web Development

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BTech Degree – Code #1506

Evan Enke, Department Chair and Program Coordinator
Email address: enkeeg@alfredstate.edu

The Bachelor of Technology degree in information technology: web development at Alfred State is designed to prepare you to enter the workforce as an IT professional with a special emphasis in Web development and applications. Web publishing, programming, and Web server administration comprise the upper level of courses. Additionally, the Web is integrated across the entire program, beginning with the very first course. Through core courses, you will also be given an essential foundation in programming, database administration, networking, and microcomputer systems. And a full-semester internship will give you the hands-on experience employers are looking for.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the information technology: web development program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

Advantages

Due to the solid foundation in other areas, graduates will find that job opportunities are wide and numerous.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Produce dynamically functional software with Web development and scripting languages.
  • Perform full life cycle of Web software development.
  • Create and use a database with appropriate Web design principles.
  • Produce functional Web applications using Web composing software.
  • Analyze and create interface design.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot basic hardware.
  • Identify and utilize business principles and problem-solving techniques.
  • Demonstrate and use managerial principles of business.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of multiple areas within the liberal arts arena.
  • Apply accumulated knowledge and skills in an actual industry environment.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Articulation agreements have been established with many community colleges and additional agreements are in development. It is possible, with careful selection of courses, to transfer from a variety of associate degrees, including computer information systems, information technology, computer science, and others. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, students will be prepared to pursue a graduate degree in information technology. The computer information systems degree (AAS) at Alfred State is especially well suited for transfer into this bachelor's degree at the junior level.

Occupational Opportunities

Organizations of all types and sizes need computer professionals. The primary employment field includes Web administrators and developers. Due to the solid foundation in other areas, graduates will not be limited to these areas; thus, the job opportunities are wide and numerous. They include database administrators, programmers, systems analysts, network support, project managers, user support, IT managers, technical sales, and technical support staff, to name just a few.

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 100 percent are employed in field.

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Entrance Requirements/recommendations

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined reading/writing SAT score of 1080 or a composite ACT score of 21.

Information Technology: Web Development - BTech Degree

TYPICAL EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

CISY 1023 Intro to Information Tech 3
CISY 1113 Computer Programming I 3
  OR
CISY 1123 Intro to Programming for IT 3
COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
  xxx3 Gen. Ed. "Social Science" 3
  xxx3 Gen. Ed. "Other" 3
      15

Second

CISY 4103 Visual Programming & Developmt 3
CISY 2143 Microcomputer Systems I 3
LITR xxx3 Literature Elective 3
MATH xxx3 College Algebra or Higher* 3
CISY 2153 Database Appl and Programng I 3
      15

Third

CISY 4033 Networking I 3
CISY 3223 Intro to Web Page Development 3
MATH 2124 Statistical Methods & Analysis 4
  OR
MATH 1123 Statistics I 3
ACCT 1124 Financial Accounting 4
  xxx3 Gen Ed - Nat Science 3
      16-17

Fourth

BUAD 3153 Fundamentals of Management 3
CISY 4723 Essentials of Info Security 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
 CISY xxx3 Concentration Elective 3
  xxx3 General Education Elective 3
  xxx3 Open Elective 3
      18

Fifth

CISY 5303 Web Programming I 3
  xxx3 General Education Elective 3
  xxx3 Open Elective 3
COMP 5703 Technical Writing II 3
 CISY xxx3 Concentration Elective 3
      15

Sixth

CISY 7203 Web Programming II 3
CISY 7003 Project Management 3
CISY 5403 Database Concepts 3
  xxx3 Professional Elective - Upper 3
  xxx3 Professional Elective - Upper 3
      15

Seventh

CISY 8403 Web Applications 3
CISY 8603 Seminar Critical Issues in IT 3
  xxx3 Open Elective - Upper** 3
  xxx3 Professional Elective - Upper 3
  xxx3 Open Elective - Upper (LAS recommended) 3
  xxx3 Professional Elective*** 3
      18

Eighth

CISY 8712 Info Technology Internship 12
      12

*If not required, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits, otherwise take free elective.

** Recommended: BUAD 5003 or BUAD 6113

*** Recommended: CISY 5233 - Human Computer Interaction or CISY 4053 Linux/Unix Admin & Scripting

GPA of 2.5 or higher required in major courses; GPA of 2.0 minimum overall; internship is student-initiated.

Be advised that a prior felony conviction may impede a student's ability to participate in an internship and complete the program.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 124 credit hours
  • 39 credit hours in major field required courses
  • 24 credit hours in professional courses
  • 18 credit hours in core concentration
  • 30 credit hours in liberal arts/general education courses
  • a 2.5 grade point average in the major is needed for the required internship
  • other requirements as stated in college academic regulations
  • 7 general education areas are required, with 3 of 5 (art, language, other world civilizations, American history, western civilization)