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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
  • Analyze complex, real-world problems to identify and define computing requirements and apply computational approaches to the problem-solving process.  
  • Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the IT discipline. 
  • Communicate effectivity with diverse audiences the technical information that is consistent with the intended audience and purpose.
  • Make informed judgments and include unique prospective of others in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.    
  • Function effectively on teams and employ self-and-peer-advocacy to address bias in interactions, establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables. 
  • Identify and analyze user needs and consider them during the selection, integration, and administration of computer-based systems. 
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 Fall Spring
CS101 Computer Concepts and Applications  3  
CS245 Management Application and Information Systems   3
CS205 Computer Programming I  3  
CS206 Computer Programming II   3
EN101 English I 3  
EN102 English II   3
IS105 Common Experience1 1  
MA107 College Algebra 3  
  Social Science Elective    3
  Free Elective 3 3
  Total Credit 16 15

1 Graduate and Professional Studies students excluded

Second Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
CS210 Database Design and Management 3  
MA225 Applied Discrete Mathematics    3
CS233 Network Fundamentals  3  
CS234 Website Programming and Development   3
  Program Elective 3  
  Humanities Elective   3
  Science Elective 3  
  Social Science Elective   3
  Free Elective 3 3
  Total Credits 15 15

 

Third Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
IS220 Preparation for Internship and Career 3  
CS322 Operating Systems 3  
CS325 Information Security and Privacy   3
CS301 Advanced Web Application Development 3  
  Program Elective  3  
  Humanities Elective   3
  Global Awareness Elective 3  
  Social Science Elective   3
  Free Elective   3
  Total Credits 15 15

Fourth Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
CS443 Systems Analysis and Design 3  
CS490 Internship I 3  
CS491 Internship II   3
CS450 Senior Seminar   3
  Program Elective 3  
  Humanities Elective   3
  Social Science Elective 3 3
  Free Elective 3 3
  Total Credits 15 15