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 in roles such as 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 learned with an interpersonal/cross-cultural understanding of the diverse global environment in which we live, thus be prepared for their 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, both accomplished through a proactive program of experiential opportunities. Such tasks as lab simulations, scientific research, team presentations and programming projects in a variety of IT settings allow Fisher students to combine theoretical "classroom" knowledge with practical, real-world experience. 


Program Requirements

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 

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Program Snapshot

Credits: 120
Term Length: 8-weeks 
Typical Time to Completion*:
20 terms; 3 years, 4 months
Credits: 120
Semester Length: 15-weeks
Typical Time to Completion:
4 years

Degree Pathways

Students who have earned 30+ college credits are encouraged to inquire about the Degree Completion Program (DCP)

CompTIA Certifications

CompTIA is a non-profit trade association, issuing professional certifications for the information technology (IT) industry.   Fisher College is an educational partner with CompTIA.

Each of the CS Courses listed bellow maps a CompTIA certification.  The course provides lectures, textbook, quizzes and labs that help the students master the curriculum required to pass the CompTIA exam.

Course CompTIA Certification CompTIA URL
CS220 Service Desk Essentials A+
CS233 Network Fundamentals Network+
CS322 Operating Systems Linux+
CS325 Information Security and Privacy Security+
CS352 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense PenTest+


*Based on continuous enrollment of two courses every term. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.