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Information Technology – BSIT, B.S. Degree

Program Information

BS Degree - Code 6334 - Catalog 2018/2019

Ronald Eaglin, Chair, School of Engineering, 386-506-4176, Ronald.Eaglin@daytonastate.edu

Jessica Matthews, 386-506-4138, Jessica.Matthews@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

To prepare students for successful employment in the field of Information Technology through quality education and advisement.

Description:

The BSIT degree prepares graduates for technical positions in the fields of information systems management, information technology, network security, and digital forensics, and computer programming. Graduates of this program will have a broad understanding of processes that support the development, delivery and management, and security of information systems.

Program Educational Objectives:

The educational objectives of the BSIT program are as follows.

  1. Career: Graduates will apply the key principles and practices of information technology, the written and oral communications skills, and the ability to work with others to apply these skills and knowledge to the design, implementation, and maintenance of systems.
  2. Skills: Graduates will be able to use mathematical and scientific concepts that underlie information technology applications, will apply this understanding, and acquire new skills and knowledge necessary to analyze information technology problems and develop suitable solutions.
  3. Professionalism and Ethics: Graduates will know the ethical, human, and social issues of their field and will be involved members of the local and global communities acting as responsible technical professionals.
  4. Life-Long Learning: Graduates will be active contributors to their profession with a strong commitment to continuous individual and organizational improvement, effective communication, teamwork, quality, and timeliness.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to;

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline. 
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts. 
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.  
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline. 
  6. Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

The BSIT degree uses a 2 + 2 model requiring the completion of an associate’s degree (AA, AS) for admission into the program.

Students must have course work or an equivalent educational experience that covers that fundamental areas of:

  1. Human computer interaction
  2. Information management
  3. Computer programming and software engineering
  4. Computer network design and maintenance
  5. Web systems and technologies
  6. Information assurance and security
  7. System administration and maintenance
  8. System integration and architecture
  9. Professional requirements of the IT profession

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Additional Admission Requirements

  1. Students must submit a separate application for admissions to the upper two years of this program.
  2. Applicants for the BSIT degree must have earned an Associate of Science (AS), an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, or previous Bachelor of Science (BS) with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  3. Students with a grade point average between 2.0 and 2.49 may be admitted conditionally. 
  4. Applicants who have not earned an associate degree may be admitted to the BSIT if they have earned at least 60 transferrable college level credits with a grade of "C" or better in all core courses. Applicants in this category must otherwise meet all other requirements for admission which will be granted by approval of the Chair. Students gaining admission through greater than 60 hours must have completed a class in College Algebra (MAC 1105) or equivalent with a grade of C or better for admission.
  5. Prior to graduation, students must complete a minimum of: a) 48 hours of approved upper level technical courses, b) 36 hours of general education course work and, c) 44 hours of approved lower level technical course work.
  6. Students must have completed two years of the same foreign language in high school or two semesters of the same college level foreign language to graduate.
  7. Specific to the graduation requirements of the program, students must complete a course in Statistics (STA2023) and Calculus (MAC2311C) to fulfill the mathematics requirements of the program
  8. A course in Discrete Mathematics (MAD2104) or Discrete Analysis (COT3100 or COT3103) or equivalent should be completed either as a pre-requisite to the program or in the first semester of the program.
  9. It is highly recommended that students considering the BSIT take 2 semesters of programming as part of their AA or AS program prior to starting the program. Recommended courses are COP1000 and second semester programming such as COP2001, COP2220, COP2360, or COP2800.
  10. Students must complete 6 hours in an area of specialization. Students should refer to the Specializations for available options.
  11. Students must complete the State mandated 36 hours of general education core prior to graduation: Communications - 9 hrs; Mathematics - 6 hrs; Natural Sciences - 6 hrs; Humanities - 6 hrs; Social Sciences - 6 hrs and an additional three (3) hours from any of the five categories.

Careers

Some associated careers are networking, security, computer systems, programming, systems design and maintenance and project management in information technology fields.

The bureau of labor statistics reported in 2016 the mean annual wages for the following information technology professions; network and computer systems administrators - $79,600; Database administrators - $84,950, computer programmer - $79,840,  Information Security Analyst - $92,600

Results compiled from BLS - http://www.bls.gov/

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General Education Courses

Technical Electives 44.00
General Education Requirements 36.00
Upper Level Required or Electives 48.00
TOTAL ... 128.00

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

COP3530Data Structures

3

COP4610Operating Systems

3

CNT3104Introduction to Telecommunications

2

CIS4250Ethical Issues in IT

1

CNT4007Data and Computer Communications

3

CIS4360Applied Cybersecurity

3

COP4813Web Systems I

3

CDA4101Computer Organization and Design

3

CNT4703Voice and Data Network Design

3

COP4708Applied Database I

3

GEB3213Business Writing

3

CEN4010Software Engineering

3

CEN4801Systems Integration

3

CEN3722Human Computer Interfaces

3

CIS4510IT Project Management

3

Total Credit Hours:42

Specializations

Students must complete 6 hours of coursework in a chosen specialization.

SELECT - Web Systems Programming (Pick 2 Courses)

COP4709Applied Database II

3

COP4834Web Systems II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

OR - Cybersecurity and Cyberforensics (Pick 2 Courses)

CET4860Introduction to Digital Forensics

3

CET4861Advanced Digital Forensics

3

CET4862Network Forensics and Incident Response

3

CET4884Security Methods and Practice

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

COP3530Data Structures

3

CNT3104Introduction to Telecommunications

2

GEB3213Business Writing

3

MAC1114College Trigonometry

3

COP4610Operating Systems

3

Total Credit Hours:14

2nd Semester

CEN3722Human Computer Interfaces

3

CIS4360Applied Cybersecurity

3

COP4708Applied Database I

3

MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra

3

Total Credit Hours:12

3rd Semester

CDA4101Computer Organization and Design

3

CIS4250Ethical Issues in IT

1

CEN4801Systems Integration

3

MAC2311CCalculus I and Lab

4

CEN4010Software Engineering

3

Total Credit Hours:14

4th Semester

CNT4007Data and Computer Communications

3

COP4813Web Systems I

3

Specialization Elective

3

Specialization Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:12

5th Semester

CNT4703Voice and Data Network Design

3

CIS4510IT Project Management

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Notes

Students must have access to a personal computer to run software required for the program. Computers are available at all Daytona State College campuses. Students wishing to purchase a computer for the program should contact the program office to determine minimum computer specifications.