Information Technology: Applications Software Development

BTech Degree – Code #1502

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.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the information technology: applications software development program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Organizations of all types and sizes need computer professionals. The primary employment field includes database administrators, programmers, and systems analysts. Due to the solid foundation in all the major fields of information technology, the job opportunities for graduates are wide and numerous. They include database administrators, software developers, network support, project managers, user support, Web developers, IT managers, technical sales, and technical support staff, to name a few.

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 80 percent are employed; 20 percent transferred to continue their education.

Related Programs

Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Computer Engineering Technology

Information Technology: Network Administration

Information Technology: Web Development

Information Security & Assurance

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.