2019-2020 Catalog

Applied Computing, Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing (B.S.A.C.) program provides students with the knowledge, skills and competency to successfully participate in the analysis, design, integration, deployment, and management of information technology systems. Each student will pursue knowledge in depth in a specialization within an area of technology as an emphasis area within the program.

B.S.A.C. Program Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing will prepare graduates to:

  • Apply a broad base of technical concepts and practices in core technologies and a deep understanding in key topics to solve technical challenges.
  • Apply current technologies, skills, best practices and standards to developing, integrating, deploying and managing computer systems and processes in support of business needs.
  • Identify and accommodate user needs in the design, selection, creation, evaluation and administration of technology solutions, including interface, access and usability aspects.
  • Communicate orally and in writing, to a wide range of audiences.
  • Contribute as a team member and leader, integrating professional ethical, legal, security and social responsibilities in a global environment.
  • Prepare solutions and develop project plans which account for the local and global impact on individuals, organizations and society.
  • Engage in continuing professional development in support of a career in technology or related fields.

Program Entry Requirements:

This program requires MATH 138 College Algebra or higher for the College Mathematics requirement.

Total Required Credits (180 Credits)

*** A minimum of two different academic disciplines is required in humanities, Social Studies, Natural Science/Math.

Preparatory Courses (20 Credits)

IS 201Fundamentals of Computing

5

MATH 146Foundational Statistics (NS)

5

CS 151Programming with Python

5

CS 225Introduction to Web Design

5

Core Requirements (45 Credits)

BC 301Critical Thinking (HU)

5

CS 302Human Computer Interaction

5

IS 306Data Management Communications and Networking

5

IS 330Information Systems

5

IS 340Operating Systems

5

IS 350Systems Analysis and Design

5

IS 345Information Security

5

PM 401Introduction to Project Management

5

IS 471Information Technology Ethics

5

Capstone (5 Credits)

CS 497Technology Capstone

5