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Information Technology (BS)

About the Information Technology Bachelor Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program at Fisher College is committed to providing educational excellence through a carefully constructed computer science core curriculum and selective concentrations. This curriculum will provide a strong grounding in broad-based fundamental technical knowledge and skills to prepare students for meaningful and productive careers are Systems and Security Analyst, Network and System Administrators, and Software Developers and Programmers.

We make use of and build on the liberal arts foundation to develop students who have strong analytical skills, and who can think, write, and communicate clearly and effectively. Graduates will be able to combine the applied technical skill they have learned with an interpersonal/cross-cultural understanding of the diverse global environment in which we live, and will be prepared for professional careers.

Students hone their problem-solving skills, technical and analytical skills through programming projects and technical labs. They build on their understanding of how hardware and software function through a consistent curriculum that continually adds to the student's technical skill set. The Information Technology program focuses on the active involvement of the student in the learning  process and the effective application of computer science theory through which a proactive program of experiential opportunities. Such tasks as lab simulations, scientific research, team presentations and programming projects in a variety of information technology settings that allow the students at Fisher to combine theoretical "classroom" knowledge with practical, real-world experience. 

Learning Outcomes
  • Apply knowledge of computing appropriate to the discipline 
  • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to is solution 
  • Design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • Describe professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities  
  • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society 
  • Apply current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  • Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices
  • Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity
Information Technology Career Track

With a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, students will be well positioned to obtain a job in the information technology sector working in corporations, government or non-profit organizations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth for students in this degree between six and twelve percent annually.

Examples of post-graduate positions would be:

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Network Architects 
  • Database Administrators
  • Network and Computer System Administrators 

Information Technology Program Requirements

First Year

Course Number Course Title  
CS101 Computer Concepts and Applications  3
CS205 Computer Programming I  3
CS206 Computer Programming II 3
CS245 Management Application and Information Systems 3
EN101 English I 3
EN102 English II 3
MA107 College Algebra or higher 3
  Social Science Elective  3
  Free Elective 6
  Total Credit 30

 

Second Year

Course Number Course Title  
CS210 Database Design and Management 3
CS233 Network Fundamentals  3
CS234 Website Programming and Development 3
MA225 Applied Discrete Mathematics  3
  Free Electives 6
  Humanities Elective 3
  Science Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3
  Program Elective  3
  Total Credits 30

 

Third Year

Course Number Course Title  
CS301 Advanced Web Application Development 3
CS322 Operating Systems 3
CS325 Information Security and Privacy 3
  Free Elective 6
 

Global Awareness Elective

3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Program Elective 6
  Social Science Elective 3
  Total Credits 30

Fourth Year

Course Number Course Title  
CS443 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CS450 Senior Seminar 3
  Computer Science Elective 6
  Free Elective 6
  Humanities Elective 3
  Program Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 6
  Total Credits 30