Computer Information Technology

The Bachelor of Applied Technology Degree (BAT) in Computer and Information Technologies (CIT) will prepare students for successful careers in the field of CIT. Coursework is balanced between theoretical and technical competencies associated with the CIT profession to prepare graduates for a number of demands placed on CIT professionals. The degree is designed to educate and train students with relevant, technical knowledge of CIT practice to provide solutions for real-world problems as well as to provide technical support for computer-based information systems. Technology-oriented coursework with an emphasis on computer application of those technologies will form the core requirements for this program.

The program’s objectives will offer academic development in a number of ways. The program will include a required capstone course that will enhance the educational experience and employment potential for students. The program will also include a strong professional component to develop skills in technical communication, ethics, and group work. Students graduating from the program will be prepared to enter the private sector as well as continue their education in a graduate program.

Through the Bachelor of Applied Technology in Computer and Information Technologies outcomes, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the basic components of information system, utilizing the system development, conduct a preliminary investigation of a system, determine the system requirements and analysis, develop information system design, and demonstrate proficiency of principals of system analysis and design (CITP 3305);
  • Using common structure in the programming language, enhance the functionality of a web page using scripting language, write control statements that logically control the flow of the program, and use both console and file input and output in a syntactically and logically correct way (CITP 3310);
  • Create a functional and visually recognizable interface, retrieve data from and insert data into a database using a standard connection library. Create, control, and terminate one or more threads, and use standard TCP/IP protocols to connect a software client to a software server (CITP 4350);
  • Retrieve information stored in cookies and sessions, serve side scripting languages to build and format web pages, retrieve data from and insert data into a database using a standard connection library, and using standard TCP/IP protocols to connect a software client to a software server or servers (CITP 4316);
  • Prepare image for display, including repairing damage, cropping and color adjustments. Cleanly remove undesired elements to include text or background materials, and create images that animate when viewed.(CITP 3360);
  • Master the essential concepts of relational database model, write database in SQL language, designing and implement a database using Oracle, enhance problem solving skills for the development of a relational database system (CITP 3320);
  • Integrate the specialized skills and knowledge presented throughout other courses to complete a system project (CITP 4340);
  • Identify and define terminology, hardware, and software components of computer networking, utilize equipments, protocols, and topologies to differentiate between various network systems. Demonstrate skills in installing network hardware, software, and cable; troubleshoot network connectivity; configure network protocol; and install and configure network client software(CITP 3302);
  • Review security plan to ensure appropriate level of protection; implement network security design; audit network system based on security design; use relevant tools to maintain security requirements; and review all security policies and procedures on a regular basis (CITP 3312);
  • Describe different technologies used in the telecommunications industry; identify various architectures used in the telecommunications industry; name the protocols in the telecommunications industry; explain the application of technologies, architectures, and protocols used in the telecommunications industry (CITP 4345).

Degree Plan

Bachelor of Applied Technology in Computer Information Technology

Upper and Lower Division Requirements

This program has additional requirements that must be met prior to completion.

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Potential Job Titles

  • Computer and Information System Managers
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Information Technology Project Managers
  • Network and Computer System Administratros
  • Computer Network Specialist
  • Database Administrators
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Computer Operators
  • Web Administrators

Admission Requirements

  1. All applicants must meet general admission requirements to South Texas College
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in state mandated general knowledge content through approved means; i.e., Texas Success Initiative (TSI), with program specific exemptions accepted
  3. Applicants are elegible for admission if they meet one of the following criteria:
    1. An ACT Composite of 19 (minimum of 16 in all areas) or above (SAT 910 or above)
    2. Applicants with prior college level coursework must have a minimum cumulative GPA or 2.5 or provide evidence of extenuating circumstances to the Dean for Math, Science & Bachelor Programs for waiving the requirement
    3. Provisional Acceptance for students scoring a minimum ACT composite of 15 (SAT 740 or above) or minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 may be granted by the Dean for Math, Science & Bachelor Programs upon completion of a personal interview with the prospective applicant
  4. Submit a complete Bachelor of Applied Technology program application