Computer and Information Technology Department

James Boardman, Chair

Phone: 607-587-3454; boardmjh@alfredstate.edu

The Computer and Information Technology Department offers associate degrees in computer information systems and computer science. Students who earn the computer information systems degree may continue in any of the department's four Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree programs. The computer science degree program is primarily designed to allow students to transfer into a college that offers a Bachelor of Science degree program in computer science; however, after completing their first year of study, computer science students have the opportunity to transfer into either our computer information systems AAS degree or into one of our four BTech degrees.

The department offers four Bachelor of Technology degree programs in network administration, applications software development, web development, and information security and assurance. Students may enter these programs as freshman or transfer in as juniors from related associate degree programs. Articulation agreements have been developed with several community colleges to facilitate transfers. All of our degree programs provide our students with a solid foundation in the four core areas of information technology: application programming, web programming, network administration, and information security. At the end of their sophomore year, students are then allowed to select the BTech degree that best matches their academic interests. Our degrees incorporate the latest technology, including mobile application development, secure software development, life cycle processes, cloud computing, wireless networking, and neural programming. Our programs also stress the soft skills so necessary in the working environment by requiring students to take courses in business management, technical writing, speech, business communications, project management, and business accounting.

MISSION

Provides training and education in the use of computers and computational techniques for associate and bachelor degree programs. Technical and professional education is provided with dynamic, up-to-date topics and hardware for the rapidly changing needs of an increasingly technological society.

FACILITIES

Please note: All entering students are required to purchase a laptop computer. The laptop enables students to have access to program-specific software via the wireless network on campus.

DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS

Computer Information Systems (AAS)

Computer Science (AS)

Information Security and Assurance (BTech)

Information Technology: Applications Software Development (BTech)

Information Technology: Network Administration (BTech)

Information Technology: Web Development (BTech)