Computer and Information Technology - Programs

Computer Information Systems (AAS)

Application Code: 
0581
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The integration of computers into the workplace is progressing at a rapid pace. As more organizations install and employ these networks, a need has developed for the "resident expert" to administer the system, install software, establish security, and train others. Graduates of the computer information systems (CIS) program are well positioned to serve that need. A foundation of programming, database, and networking is provided.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry *
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

*Students who place into intermediate algebra will be required to take one additional mathematics course.

Graduation Requirements: 

Must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of required CISY courses and nine credit hours of professional electives approved by adviser with a minimum 2.0 cumulative index. Twenty credit hours of liberal arts courses, a minimum overall cumulative index of 2.0, along with other requirements as stated in the College Academic Regulations, must be met by candidates of the AAS degree. Must successfully complete a minimum of 62 credit hours of course work and one semester of physical education.

Computer Science (AS)

Application Code: 
0532
Degree Received: 
Associate in Science (AS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The computer science program at Alfred State was one of the originally established programs in the SUNY (State University of New York) system. It is a comprehensive program, which includes both the study of the underlying theories of computing as well as the specific applications of information manipulation and problem solving.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry
Recommended: Pre-calculus, Physics

Graduation Requirements: 

Must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of required CISY courses and one professional elective approved by adviser with a 2.0 cumulative index. A minimum cumulative index of 2.0, along with other requirements as stated in the College Academic Regulations, must be met by candidates for the AS degree. A minimum of 62 credit hours of course work and one credit of physical education. Thirty credit hours in liberal arts are required.

Information Security and Assurance (BTech)

Application Code: 
2085
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The Bachelor of Technology degree in information security and assurance at Alfred State is designed to prepare graduates to enter the work force as information security professionals with a special emphasis in network and host security, secure programming, and database applications. A four-course sequence in security is provided. The programming language sequence includes modern languages such as VB.NET, Java, and C++. In addition, students receive a sound foundation in web development, networking, and microcomputer systems.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.

Graduation Requirements: 
  • 125 credit hours inclusive of physical education courses
  • 39 credit hours in major field required courses
  • 24 credit hours in professional courses
  • 18 credit hours in core concentration
  • 30 credit hours in liberal arts/general education courses
  • a 2.5 grade point average in the major is needed for the required internship
  • other requirements as stated in college academic regulations
  • 8 general education areas are required, with 3 of 5 (art, language, other world civilizations, American history, or western civilization)

Information Technology - Applications Software Development (BTech)

Application Code: 
1502
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The Bachelor of Technology degree in information technology: applications software development at Alfred State is designed to prepare graduates to enter the work force as IT professionals with a special emphasis in programming and database applications. A four-course sequence in database application is provided. The programming language sequence includes modern languages such as C#, Java, and C++. In addition, students receive a sound foundation in web development, networking, and microcomputer systems. Additional upper-level courses are provided in management, oral and written communication, and business. A full semester internship is included.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra,Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.

Graduation Requirements: 
  • 128 credit hours inclusive of physical education courses
  • 39 credit hours in major field required courses
  • 24 credit hours in professional courses
  • 18 credit hours in core concentration
  • 30 credit hours in liberal arts courses
  • a 2.5 grade point average in the major is needed for the required internship
  • other requirements as stated in College academic regulations
  • 8 general education areas are required with 3 of 5 (art, language, American history, western civilization, other world civilizations)

Information Technology - Network Administration (BTech)

Application Code: 
1505
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The Bachelor of Technology degree in information technology: network administration at Alfred State is designed to prepare graduates to enter the work force as IT professionals with a special emphasis in networking. A five-course sequence in networking includes network operating systems, directory access protocols, system administration, advanced routing and switching, network security and network design, computer hardware, interoperability, and design. The department has a Cisco-certified academy and the college has a Pearson Vue testing center. After completing their coursework, students will have a strong foundation to obtain professional certification in the following areas: Cisco Certified Network Association (CCNA), CCNA Security, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, CompTIA A+, and Network+. Core courses provide students with a foundation in other areas including Web server administration, programming database application, and microcomputer systems. Additional upper-level courses are provided in oral and written communication, management, and business. A full semester internship is included.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.

Graduation Requirements: 
  • 125 credit hours inclusive of physical education courses
  • 39 credit hours in major field required courses
  • 24 credit hours in professional courses
  • 30 credit hours in liberal arts/general education courses
  • 18 credit hours in core concentration
  • a 2.5 grade point average in the major is needed for the required internship
  • other requirements as stated in College academic regulations
  • 8 general education areas are required with 3 of 5 (art, language, other world civilizations, American history or western civilization)

Information Technology - Web Development (BTech)

Application Code: 
1506
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The Bachelor of Technology degree in information technology: web development at Alfred State is designed to prepare graduates to enter the work force as IT professionals with a special emphasis in web development and applications. Web publishing, programming, and web server administration comprise the upper-level of courses. Additionally, the Web is integrated across the entire program beginning with the very first course. Through core courses students are given a general foundation in programming, database administration, networking, and microcomputer systems. Additional upper-level courses in oral and written communication, management, and business are provided. A semester-long internship is included.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.

Graduation Requirements: 
  • 128 credit hours inclusive of physical education courses
  • 39 credit hours in major field required courses
  • 24 credit hours in professional courses
  • 18 credit hours in core concentration
  • 30 credit hours in liberal arts/general education courses
  • a 2.5 grade point average in the major is needed for the required internship
  • other requirements as stated in College academic regulations
  • 8 general education areas are required, with 3 of 5 (art, language, other world civilizations, American history, western civilization)
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