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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)

Computer Engineering Technology (BS)

Application Code: 
1357
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Description: 

The computer engineering technology program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to secure employment as technicians or technologists who are capable of installing, designing, supporting, and maintaining computer systems and networks. This is a hands-on, technically oriented program with a focus on computer system hardware and network infrastructure, but does include software development and operating systems course work.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

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

Graduation Requirements: 
  • 131 semester credit hours in eight-semester program
  • 60 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from at least seven of the General Education content groups: mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, western civilization, American history, other world civilization, arts, foreign language, and basic communications (must include COMP 1503)
  • Minimum of 45 hours upper division
  • Minimum of 24 hours upper division in major
  • Minimum of 30 hours upper division in residence
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and 2.0 grade point average in major courses (BSET, CISY, ELET)
  • Approval of department faculty

Computer Engineering Technology (AAS)

Application Code: 
1602
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Description: 

The computer engineering technology program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to secure employment as technicians or technologists who are capable of installing, designing, supporting, and maintaining computer systems and networks. This is a hands-on, technically oriented program with a focus on computer system hardware and network infrastructure, but does include software development and operating systems course work.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

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

Graduation Requirements: 
  • 66 semester credit hours in program as listed below
  • 25 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from at least five of the General Education content groups: mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, western civilization, American history, other world civilization, arts, foreign language, and basic communications (must include COMP 1503)
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and 2.0 grade point average in major courses (ELET, CISY)
  • Approval of department faculty
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