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Programsort descending Degree Description
Health Information Technology (AAS) Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

online imageThis program is taught online.

Alfred State offers an online associate of applied science in health information technology (HIT) which combines a profession in health care with information technology.

Alfred State has offered traditional HIT courses on-campus since 1968 and has offered online courses since 1999.

Heavy Equipment Operations (AOS) Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

This program provides instruction in the skills required by heavy equipment operators for the light construction and heavy highway industries. Instruction is provided in the theory connected with heavy equipment operations as well as grades, soils, blueprint reading, safety, and supervision. Students spend approximately 25 percent of the lab time operating equipment; the balance of the lab time is spent on equipment inspection, maintenance, grades, lot layout, operation support, and estimating.

Heavy Equipment: Truck and Diesel Technician (AOS) Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

360 Virtual TourThis specialization includes 1,800 hours of practical experience and classroom training. Students receive their basics in the first year on all types of vehicles. The senior year concentrates on trucks, bulldozers, earthmovers, farm tractors and other diesel-powered equipment.

Human Services (AS) Associate in Science (AS)

The human services program is a broadly based, applied program emphasizing both professional course work in the human services and course work in the social sciences and liberal arts. Students take courses that provide them with the skills and knowledge to be successful when working in a variety of human services agencies. Students have the opportunity to take electives in specialty areas such as education, substance abuse, criminal justice, and gerontology.

Human Services Management (BS) Bachelor of Science (BS)

The baccalaureate degree (BS) program in human services management prepares workers who, as generalists, can work with clients in a wide range of human services agencies and also can employ sound management practices. This interdisciplinary program not only prepares students to offer direct service to clients but also prepares them in the basics of program management and supervision. The program requires students to take lower- and upper-level courses in the human services, and additional courses in management, accounting, and leadership.

Individual Studies (AS) Associate in Science (AS)

The individual studies program serves students' needs three ways:

  1. provides an opportunity to explore different career choices
  2. prepares for transfer to a four-year school
  3. fulfills a career goal that cannot be met by traditional program offerings
Information Security and Assurance (BTech) Bachelor of Technology (BTech)

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.

Information Technology - Applications Software Development (BTech) Bachelor of Technology (BTech)

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.

Information Technology - Network Administration (BTech) Bachelor of Technology (BTech)

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.

Information Technology - Web Development (BTech) Bachelor of Technology (BTech)

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.

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