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.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the information technology: Web development program. See laptop specifications.

Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Produce dynamically functional software with web development and scripting languages.
  • Perform full life cycle of Web software development.
  • Create and use a database with appropriate Web design principles.
  • Produce functional Web applications using Web composing software.
  • Analyze and create interface design.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot basic hardware.
  • Identify and utilize business principles and problem solving techniques.
  • Demonstrate and use managerial principles of business.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of multiple areas within the liberal arts arena.
  • Apply accumulated knowledge and skills in an actual industry environment.
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.

Accreditation/Certification: 

Alfred State is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 1910, (215) 662-5606.

Features & Facilities: 
  • Emphasizes creation and administration of Web sites
  • Modern Web authoring packages are included
  • Contains good foundation in the IT area as well as management courses
  • Full semester internship is required
  • Newly updated labs provide state-of-the-art hands-on experience
  • Two networking labs, one systems lab, and four general purpose labs
Articulation Agreements: 

Articulation agreements have been established with many community colleges and additional agreements will be developed in the future.

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)
Career Opportunities: 

Organizations of all types and sizes need computer professionals. The primary employment field includes Web administrators and developers. Due to the solid foundation in other areas, graduates will not be limited to these areas; thus the job opportunities are wide and numerous. They include database administrators, programmers, systems analysts, network support, project managers, user support, IT managers, technical sales, and technical support staff, to name just a few.

Transfer Opportunities: 

Articulation agreements have been established with many community colleges and additional agreements are in development. It is possible, with careful selection of courses, to transfer from a variety of associate degrees including computer information systems, information technology, computer science, and others. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, students will be prepared to pursue a graduate degree in information technology. The computer information systems degree (AAS) at Alfred State is especially well suited for transfer into this degree at the junior level.

Typical Semester Layout: 

IT majors can expect to take between 15 to 18 credits a semester. With labs, students can expect to spend about 20 hours in formal classroom instruction each week. Out-of-class work will account for another 20 to 30 hours but is dependent upon the student. Average class size is under 25 with many under 20.

First Semestercredits
CISY1023Intro to Information Tech3
CISY1113Intro to Computer Prog3
 xxx3Gen Ed Elective - Social Science3
COMP1503Freshman Composition3
 xxx3Gen Ed Elective - "Other"3
   15
Second Semestercredits
CISY4103Visual Prog & Dev3
CISY2143Microcomputer Systems I3
LITR2603Intro To Literature3
CISY2153Database Appl and Prog I  3
MATHxxx3College Algebra or Higher*3
HPEDxxx1Physical Education1
   16
Third Semestercredits
CISY4033Networking I3
CISY3223Web Page Development3
MATH  2124Statistics Methods and Anal OR 
MATH  1123Statistics I3-4
ACCT 1124 Financial Accounting4
 xxx3Gen Ed Elective - Natural Science3
   16-17
Fourth Semestercredits
BUAD3153Fund of Management3
SPCH1083Effective Speaking3
 xxx3Concentration Elective3
 xxx3Open Elective3
 xxx3Professional Elective**3
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
   18
Fifth Semestercredits
CISY5303Web Programming I3
BUAD5003Mgt Communications3
CISY 6103Web Server Administration OR  
CISY  6503Object-Oriented Prog OR  
CISY  7103Multimedia Computing3
 xxx3Gen Ed "Natural Science"3
 xxx3Open Elective- Upper***3
COMP 5703 Technical Writing II3
   18
Sixth Semestercredits
CISY7203Web Programming II3
CISY5723Essentials of Info Security3
CISY7003Project Management3
CISY5403Database Concepts3
 xxx3Upper Level Professional Elective3
 xxx3Open Elective3
   18
Seventh Semestercredits
CISY8403Web Applications3
CISY8603Seminar in Critical Issues in Info Technology3
 xxx3Open Elective3
 xxx3Upper Level Liberal Arts Elective3
 xxx3Upper Level Professional Elective3
   15
Eighth Semestercredits
CISY8712Information Technology Internship****12
   12

*If not required, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits, otherwise take free elective.

**Recommended: CISY 5233 - Human Computer Interaction or CISY 4053 Linux/Unix Admin & Scripting

***Recommended: BUAD 5003 or BUAD 6113

****GPA of 2.5 or higher required in major courses; GPA of 2.0 minimum overall; internship is student-initiated.

Employment and Transfer Rate: 
67%
Employment and Transfer Survey Details: 
Survey Details201020112012
Receiving Degrees533
Responding to Survey4 (80%)2 (67%)3 (100%)
Employed4 (100%)2 (100%)2 (67%)
Employed in Field3 (75%)2 (100%)2 (100%)
Transferred------
Unemployed & Seeking Employment----1 (33%)
Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment------
Employment and Transfer Salary Information: 

$40,000 - $49,999 (1)
Prefer not to disclose (1)