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Associate in Science

Information Technology Program

Students in the A. S. Information Technology program acquire a wide range of technical skills that prepare them for various positions in the information technology field. Since many technology clusters are available in the IT field, the IT program provides a foundation in software development, database administration, networking, and web development.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

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Requirements
First SemesterCredits
ENL101   English Composition I 3
COM103   Human Communication 3
GIT110 Computer Applications 3
BUS100   Introduction to Business 3
BIT113   Microcomputer Hardware 3
Second SemesterCredits
ACC100   Survey of Accounting 3
BIT187 Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1) 3
  Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 (or) 4
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
BIT115   IT: Windows Desktop Operating Services 3
Third SemesterCredits
    General Education Elective 3
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
GIT183  Web Site Design & Scripting 3
  First-level Programming Course 3
GIT150 Database Applications 3
Fourth SemesterCredits
BUS120
BIT104
  Business Law (or)
Cybercrime
3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (or)
Natural or Physical Science*
3 (or) 4
    Information Technology Elective 3
    Advanced Information Technology Elective 3
BIT261    IT Cooperative Work Experience (or)
Advanced Information Technology Elective
3
Total Credits 60/62

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

*Students who are planning to transfer should take a 4-credit lab science course.

First-level Programming Course
BIT175 Visual Basic Programming, CSC105 Computer Programming I: Python, CSC110 Computer Programming I: Java, or CSC120 Computer Programming I: C++

Information Technology Electives
Any course with a GIT, BIT, or CSC designation or HSC104.

Advanced Information Technology Electives
CSC130 or a 200-level course with a GIT, BIT or CSC course designation.

Upon completion of the Information Technology program, students are able to:

  • Read, write, discuss and think critically about topics and ideas in information and/or office technology.
  • Analyze ethical issues and apply ethical standards in the performance of responsibilities in a variety of information and office technology careers.
  • Synthesize information from communications, information technology, office technology, and business to provide customer service and solve business problems.
  • Assume positions in a variety of information and office technology careers
  • Work well with teams in a information or office technology setting.
  • Transfer to baccalaureate programs.

Currently, there is a strong demand for well-trained, competent workers in information technology. Students completing the general degree program are prepared for entry-level positions in the IT field. Students who desire to advance in the field are encouraged to select advanced IT courses in a concentration.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

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Full Time Faculty

Louis Beco
Office: Lorusso Technology, Tech 215D
Phone: 774.330.4398
Email: lbeco@capecod.edu

Michael Bejtlich
Office: Lorusso Technology, Tech 215F
Phone: 774.330.4519
Email: mbejtlich@capecod.edu

Kathleen Bent, Business Department Chair
Office: Lorusso Technology, Tech 215C
Phone: 774.330.4517
Email: kbent@capecod.edu

Mary Jean Huettner
Office: Lorusso Technology, 215G
Phone: 774.330.4350
Email: mhuettner@capecod.edu

Andrea Lyons
Office: Lorusso Technology, Tech 215B
Phone: 774.330.4743
Email: alyons@capecod.edu

Adjunct Faculty
Fozia Ahmed
Louladey Assefa
Cam Beale
Nancy Dempsey
Gwenn Dyson
Mark Ells
Gail Knell
Doreen Lawrence
Florence Lucci
Elaine Moore
Debora Morgan
Michael Otto
Else Rhodes
James Ruane
Debora Sementa
Lawrence Silverman
Victor Smith
Juanita Sweet
Alfred Towle
David Ziemba