Computer Information Technology AAS
Program Type: Career
Delivery Method: On-campus
Personal Interests: Passion for technology, working with computers, figuring out how things work
Skill Development: Problem evaluation and problem-solving, computer system development
Career Options: Business, government, education, public service
Program Code: HEGIS 5104
Graduate ready to meet the IT needs of area businesses
To create the Computer Information Technology A.A.S. program, Jefferson consulted with local businesses and organizations to determine the skills and knowledge companies need. The College designed a program that prepares you to be a technology generalists able to solve today’s challenges with computers and technology.
You’ll gain hands-on experience in a variety of information technology (IT) areas, including software application use and customization, programming, database design and implementation, web page development, and networking technology.
This program offers:
- IT generalist focus to prepare you to work and lead a small team
- Career readiness for a variety of IT jobs and industries
- Business and management classes for greater marketability
Computer Requirements: Students entering this program are required to purchase or lease a professional computer system for home use. Computers are an integral part of all course instruction within the Computer Information Technology A.A.S. program.
Build the skills you need for a growing IT profession
There is a strong demand for graduates with a degree in computer information technology. In fact, the field is expected to grow at a rate much faster than other professions—by more than 10 percent over the next 10 years.
You’ll prepare for the field by working in computer laboratories and solving real-world challenges. You will learn to be a creative problem-solver who is able to plan, coordinate, and implement computer-related solutions and computer systems that meet organizational goals.
And you’ll gain the business and management skills you need for immediate employment as a computer programmer or analyst, networking professional, database administrator, web designer, or IT support specialist.
Learn to develop and customize computer technology
When you graduate with a Computer Information Technology A.A.S. degree you will be able to:
- Customize software and computer applications to meet client/user needs
- Design, implement, and maintain computer networks
- Understand database and web page design principles
- Develop basic computer programs
Go beyond your associate's
If you are interested in further study you should research bachelor’s program requirements
to maximize transfer credit. SUNY Morrisville, Rochester Institute of Technology, and SUNY Canton are popular transfer schools. You may want to explore Jefferson’s Computer Information Systems A.S. or Computer Science A.S. programs. They are both designed specifically for transfer.
“Teaching in this discipline is like having the ground move under your feet. The material is ever changing.”Jack N. Donato
Professor of Computer Science
Degree requirements for Computer Information Technology A.A.S.
Computer Information Systems (28 credit hours)
CIS 100: Information Technology Orientation
CIS 110: Introduction to Computing and Applications
CIS 111: Operating System Environments
CIS 116: Introductory Programming
CIS 119: Introduction to Web Page Design
CIS 210: Advanced Computing with Microcomputers
CIS 212: Analysis and Logical Design
CIS 216: Advanced Programming
CIS 221: Computer Architecture
CIS 222: Physical Design and Implementation
Network Technology (6 credit hours)
NET 100: Networking Fundamentals
NET 131: Local Area Networks
Business (3 credit hours)
BUS 112: Introduction to Business
Liberal Arts (22 credit hours)
ENG 101: Research and Composition
ENG 218: Technical and Professional Writing
Economics Elective: ECO 101: Macroeconomics or ECO 102: Microeconomics
MTH 155: Algebra, Functions & Modeling or higher
Lab Science Elective
Social Science or Humanities Elective1
Free Elective1 (3 credit hours)
Total 62 credit hours
1Students considering transfer to a SUNY baccalaureate program should use these electives to fulfill additional SUNY General Education requirements.
Jack N. Donato
Computer Science/Energy Department Chair and Professor of Computer Science
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Application and Admissions Information
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