College Catalog Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
Information Technology - BT, BBA

The Field

Today and in the future, all businesses need graduates who can work with and manage modern computer systems at a technical level. Employees who are proficient in both information technology and functional areas of business have a wide range of career options. The increased use of mobile computers and personal computers in the home, the expanding PC networks in the workplace, and the omnipresence of the Web are continuing to create many new career specializations. SUNY Delhi's array of Information Technology (IT) programs is designed to provide students with the necessary applied knowledge and skills to pursue specific interests and career and educational goals. Students gain experience and develop expertise in a variety of areas depending on their program choice. 

The Instructional Program

Instructional programs include both Bachelor's of Technology (B.T.) and Bachelor's of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degrees.

Bachelor's of Technology (B.T.)

The B.T. programs in Information Technology prepare graduates for employment in career fields as professionals who are proficient in the business application of computer technology and who are able to develop effective information systems to solve real-world problems. Students gain a solid grounding in object-oriented software design methods, network design, database applications, and web and applications development. The programs provide specialized, in-depth training in key areas of information-technology application through a combination of lecture, laboratory, and real-world experiences. The programs also provide professional training for students who wish to combine IT with other disciplines, and prepare students for graduate study and research in appropriate areas.

The B.T. programs require a one-semester internship that provides a unique technical educational experience designed to supplement theoretical and conceptual learning with hands-on training. This internship strengthens the practical thrust of the IT programs. As a result, prior to graduation, students will have that rare opportunity of bridging the gap between theory and practice through their internship experiences. Faculty assist in finding job opportunities, but each student assumes responsibility for securing an internship position. Before graduating, students will have already developed important and successful lifelong contacts.

SUNY Delhi's B.T. program in Information Technology offers two areas of specialization: Network Administration and Web Development.

The Network Administration program enables graduates to plan, develop, organize, manage, and integrate computing resources into properly functioning LAN, WAN, and wireless networks, with special focus on the structure and operation of the Internet. Additional upper-level coursework is taken in management, business, and communications. Each student can also augment their IT education with courses from applications software and/or web development. A full-semester internship is required.

The Web Development program focuses on programming, designing, and developing customized sites and pages for web-based applications primarily for the World Wide Web (and other internet and intranet applications). Emphasis is placed on both client-side and server-side development utilizing modern languages. Additional coursework is taken in management, business, and communications. Each student can also augment their coursework with courses from networking and/or applications software. A full-semester internship is required.

Bachelor’s of Business Administration (B.B.A.) 

The purpose of the Bachelor's of Business Administration in Information Technology program is to prepare students for employment in information technology as managers, supervisors, and project team leaders. With today’s businesses building a strong alliance between information systems and the functional areas of the business, graduates with skills in both these areas will be in great demand. The program is designed to train management professionals who are proficient in the use of computers and computational techniques, but also to provide in-depth training in management theory, concept, and practice as they apply to the management of information technology. 

This program provides professional training for students who wish to combine information technology management with other disciplines including operations, marketing, sales, financial management, or human resources. The combination of technology and a broad-based business background provides increasing opportunities for graduates in a wide range of industries. A full-semester internship is an elective possibility for this program.


The bachelor's degree programs described above do not replace the associate's degree programs in computer information, but rather build upon them. Students may enter as freshmen or apply for transfer into the programs after earning an associate's degree. It is not necessary to have been previously enrolled in a computer information program. Students can transfer successfully, especially into the B.B.A. program, with associate's degrees in business-related fields or liberal arts. As in any field, increased levels of education and experience improve one's chances for professional and managerial advancement.

Curriculum

Information Technology: Web Development

B.T. Degree

SUNY Curriculum Codes:  1502, 1506

Credit Hour Breakdown

 

General Management Core

28

Liberal Arts and Sciences

37

Computer Information Core

40

Major Concentration Core

27

Total

132

General Management Core

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs

 ACCT 115

Financial Accounting

3

 ACCT 125

Managerial Accounting

3

 BUSI 105

Orientation to Business 

 1 

 BUSI 200

Management I

3

 BUSI 343

Individual Behavior in Organization

 

 

or

3

 BUSI 344

Organizational Theory

 

 ____ ___

Technical Electives: Upper-Division 1

9

 ENGL 310

Technical Writing

3

 COMM 300

Organizational Communication

3

 

Total

28

Liberal Arts and Sciences Core

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 ENGL 100

Freshman Composition (GE 10)*

3

 ECON ___

Macro/Microeconomics (GE 3)*

3

 ____ ___

Literature Elective (GE 7)*

3

 MATH 115

Statistics (GE 1)*

4

 MATH ___

Mathematics Elective
(minimum College Algebra)

3

 ____ ___

Science Elective (GE 2)*

3

 ____ ___

General Education Electives: Lower-Division

12

 ____ ___

General Education Electives: Upper-Division

6

 

Total

37

*Note: Within the 18 credit hours of General Education electives in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core, three (3) of the following General Education areas must be met: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9. For more information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

Computer Information Core

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 CITA 105

Keyboarding

1

 CITA 110

Introduction to Software Applications

3

 CITA 120

Computer Concepts and Operation Systems

3

 CITA 130

Microcomputer Applications II

3

 CITA 140

Introduction to Programming

3

 CITA 200

Data Communications and Networking

3

 CITA 210

Visual Programming and Development Tools

3

 CITA 405

Project Management

3

 CITA 460

Organizational and End-User Information Systems

3

 CITA  480

Internship in Information Technology

15

 

Total

40

Web Development Major Core

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1506

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 CITA 230

Network Technology 

 3 

 CITA 330

Web Publishing

3

 CITA 420

Programming for the Web

3

 CITA 310

Web Server Administration

3

 ____ ___

Restricted Elective: Lower-Division 2

3

 ____ ___

Restricted Elective: Upper-Division 2

3

 ____ ___

Unrestricted Elective: Lower-Division 

 3 

 ____ ___

Unrestricted Electives: Upper-Division 

 6 

 

Total

27

Information Technology: Network Administration

B.T. Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code:  1505

Credit Hour Breakdown

 

General Management Core

22

Liberal Arts and Sciences

 43 

Computer Information Core

 67 

Total

132

General Management Core

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs

 ACCT 115

Financial Accounting

3

 ACCT 125

Managerial Accounting

3

 BUSI 105

Orientation to Business 

 1 

 BUSI 120

Business Communications

3

 BUSI 200

Management I

3

 BUSI 343

Individual Behavior in Organization

3

 ____ ___

Technical Electives: Upper-Division 1

6

 

Total

22

Liberal Arts and Sciences Core

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 ENGL 100

Freshman Composition (GE 10)*

3

 ECON ___

Macro/Microeconomics (GE 3)*

3

 MATH 115

Statistics (GE 1)*

4

 MATH ___

Mathematics Elective

3

 ____ ___

Science Elective (GE 2)*

3

 ____ ___

American History Elective (GE 4)*

3

 ____ ___

Western Civilization Elective (GE 5)*

3

 ____ ___

Other World Civilizations Elective
(GE 6)*

3

 ____ ___

Humanities Elective (GE 7)*

 3 

 ____ ___

Arts Elective (GE 8)* 

3

 ____ ___

Foreign Language Elective (GE 9)*

3

 ____ ___

General Education Elective: Lower-Division

3

 ENGL 310

Technical Writing

3

 COMM 300

Organizational Communication

3

 

Total

43

Computer Information Core

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 CITA 105

Keyboarding

1

 CITA 120

Computer Concepts and Operation Systems

3

 CITA 130

Microcomputer Applications II

3

 CITA 140

Introduction to Programming

3

 CITA 150

Introduction to Technology Management 

 3 

 CITA 200

Data Communications and Networking

3

 CITA 210

Visual Programming and Development Tools

3

 CITA 240

Introduction to Programming II 

 3 

 CITA 320

Network Administration 

 3 

 CITA 340

Database Concepts 

 3 

 CITA 370

Network Design Concepts 

 3 

 CITA 405

Project Management

3

 CITA 430

Software Integration and Interoperability 

 3 

 CITA 460

Organizational and End-User Information Systems

3

 CITA 485

Enterprise Technology 

 3 

 CITA 480

Internship in Information Technology

15

 ____ ___

Unrestricted Electives: Lower-Division 

 9 

 

Total

67

Technology Management: Information Technology

B.B.A. Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code:  1624

Credit Hour Breakdown

 

General Management Core

21

Information Technology Core

30

Liberal Arts and Sciences

37

Technical Electives 1

12

Restricted Electives 2

12

Unrestricted Electives

12

Total

124

General Management Core

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs

 ACCT 115

Financial Accounting

3

 ACCT 125

Managerial Accounting

3

 BUSI 200

Management I

3

 BUSI 210 

Business Law 

 3 

 BUSI 310

Strategic Management 

 3 

 BUSI 343

Individual Behavior in Organization

3

 BUSI 370

Financial Management

3

 

Total

21

Information Technology Core

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 CITA 120

Computer Concepts and Operation Systems

3

 CITA 130

Microcomputer Applications II

3

 CITA 140

Introduction to Programming

3

 CITA 150

Introduction to Information Technology 

 3 

 CITA 200

Data Communications and Networking

3

 CITA 340

Database Concepts 

 3 

 CITA 405

Project Management

3

 CITA 460

Organizational and End-User Information Systems

3

 CITA 475

Management of Information Technology 

 3 

 CITA 485

Enterprise Technologies

3

 

Total

30

Liberal Arts and Sciences Core

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 ENGL 100

Freshman Composition (GE 10)*

3

 ECON ___

Macro/Microeconomics (GE 3)*

3

 MATH 115

Statistics (GE 1)*

4

 MATH ___

Mathematics Elective

3

 ____ ___

Science Elective (GE 2)*

3

 ____ ___

American History Elective (GE 4)*

3

 ____ ___

Western Civilization Elective (GE 5)*

3

 ____ ___

Other World Civilizations Elective
(GE 6)*

3

 ____ ___

Humanities Elective (GE 7)*

 3 

 ____ ___

Arts Elective (GE 8)*

 3 

 ____ ___

Foreign Language Elective (GE 9)*

3

 ENGL 310

Technical Writing 

3

 

Total

37

Electives

Technical Electives: Lower-Division 1          

      6      

Technical Electives: Upper-Division 1

6

Restricted Electives: Lower-Division 2                     

6

Restricted Electives: Upper-Division 2

6

Unrestricted Electives: Lower-Division

6

Unrestricted Electives: Upper-Division

6

Notes

1 Technical electives include courses with an ACCT, BUSI, or CITA prefix (by advisement).

2 Restricted electives must have a CITA prefix.

Additional Note:

*Liberal Arts and Sciences courses or subject areas marked with an asterisk represent State University and SUNY Delhi General Education (GE) requirements. For more information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog or consult with an academic advisor.

Admissions Requirements

Freshman applicants to the Information Technology programs must have had 4 units of high school English, 3 units of social science, 2 units of mathematics, 2 units of science, and a minimum 2.3 grade point average. An on-campus interview is recommended. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.3 grade point average and previous study in computers, applications, business, or information technology. Applicants must also possess demonstrable command of basic computer skills and literacy. (See "Admission to Baccalaureate Programs" in the "Enrollment Services" section of this catalog.)

Program Objectives

A graduate of the Information Technology: Web Development B.T. program should be able to:

  1. Display a fundamental understanding of computers and computer information systems and be familiar with common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and graphics.
  2. Understand and apply the terminology and concepts associated with computer systems hardware and software through the construction of personal computers and the installation, configuration, testing, and troubleshooting of systems software.
  3. Demonstrate facility with microcomputer software used in business, including Microsoft Windows, commercial accounting software, familiarity with other major commercial software, and advanced word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  4. Utilizing either Visual Basic or Java as a foundation, exhibit problem-solving skills using a programming language through writing, testing, and debugging programs related to various disciplines.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of data communications concepts, terminology, and hardware and software associated with data communications systems.
  6. Exhibit a good grasp of the development of computer applications using rapid-development tools in an object-oriented environment and using Visual Basic or Java as a foundation.
  7. Survey and evaluate network media, access methods, and topologies. Topics will include end-user perspective, network operating systems, cabling, hardware protocols, internetworking, software, design, and administration.
  8. Install and administer Web servers in a lab environment.
  9. Utilize Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML) to create dynamic and functional web pages.
  10. Understand the decision-making process through the use of project management tools including milestone planning, cost budgeting and control, quality control, maturity modeling, risk assessment, status reporting, and change and administrative control.
  11. Understand the use of programming languages and techniques for Web development.
  12. Implement, maintain, and control system guidelines, techniques, and principles of planning, implementing, and maintaining end-user information systems. The emphasis will be on organizational results, attaining efficiency and effectiveness, and achieving competitiveness with the external environment.
  13. Carry out a planned program of educational experiences under direct supervision of an owner, manager, or supervisor of information technology in an organization.
  14. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the different types of accounts (assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, and expenses) and be able to compare proprietorship, partnership, and corporation accounting procedures.
  15. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of business organizations, scientific management, decision making, business forecasting, and economic analysis.
  16. Understand the principles and practices of organizational communications and effective public relations.
  17. Develop an ability to communicate in written form using technical styles and terminology to convey technically complex issues to a professional audience.

A graduate of the Information Technology: Network Administration B.T. program should be able to:

  1. Display a fundamental understanding of computers and computer information systems and be familiar with common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and graphics.
  2. Understand and apply the terminology and concepts associated with computer systems hardware and software through the construction of personal computers and the installation, configuration, testing, and troubleshooting of systems software.
  3. Demonstrate facility with microcomputer software used in business, including Microsoft Windows, commercial accounting software, familiarity with other major commercial software, and advanced word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  4. Utilizing either Visual Basic or Java as a foundation, exhibit problem-solving skills using a programming language through writing, testing, and debugging programs related to various disciplines.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of data communications concepts, terminology, and hardware and software associated with data communications systems.
  6. Exhibit a good grasp of the development of computer applications using rapid-development tools in an object-oriented environment and using Visual Basic or Java as a foundation.
  7. Survey and evaluate network media, access methods, and topologies. Topics will include end-user perspective, network operating systems, cabling, hardware protocols, internetworking, software, design, and administration.
  8. Have the ability to use a variety of network management tools to manage, monitor, support, and troubleshoot network operations, as well as have an understanding of performance issues, end-user accounts, data security, disaster recovery, supporting applications, and documentation.
  9. Have the ability to design and implement network systems utilizing the various topologies, media, protocols, and network hardware, such as bridges, switches, and routers, utilizing current software like Microsoft Windows and Linux.
  10. Understand the decision-making process through the use of project management tools including milestone planning, cost budgeting and control, quality control, maturity modeling, risk assessment, status reporting, and change and administrative control.
  11. Perform system integration and the construction of system components designed to provide capabilities for cooperation among various levels of management in the accomplishment of giving tasks. Topics covered include communications, synchronization, and representation of data. Methods of system integration and design for interoperability will be covered.
  12. Implement, maintain, and control system guidelines, techniques, and principles of planning, implementing, and maintaining end-user information systems. The emphasis will be on organizational results, attaining efficiency and effectiveness, and achieving competitiveness with the external environment.
  13. Carry out a planned program of educational experiences under direct supervision of an owner, manager, or supervisor of information technology in an organization.
  14. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the different types of accounts (assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, and expenses) and be able to compare proprietorship, partnership, and corporation accounting procedures.
  15. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of business organizations, scientific management, decision making, business forecasting, and economic analysis.
  16. Understand the principles and practices of organizational communications and effective public relations.
  17. Develop an ability to communicate in written form using technical styles and terminology to convey technically complex issues to a professional audience.

A graduate of the Technology Management: Information Technology B.B.A. program should be able to:

  1. Understand information technology (IT) from a technical, business, and managerial perspective.
  2. Appreciate the challenges and major concerns of information technology with an emphasis on the strategic relationship between IT and business.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and computational techniques as well as technological and problem-solving skills.
  4. Exhibit a thorough knowledge of management theory, concept, and practice, with particular application to information technology.
  5. Demonstrate specific knowledge of business areas including accounting, management, business law, organizational behavior, finance, and strategic management.
  6. Demonstrate specific knowledge of IT-related areas including computer concepts, application software, database systems, software development, networks and telecommunications, and enterprise technologies.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of information systems development, operations, organizational considerations, and project management techniques.
  8. Understand the major components of IT infrastructure, including networks and telecommunications, electronic commerce, the Internet, client-server technology, object-oriented technology, and new/emerging technologies.
  9. Be broadly familiar with IT issues including systems security, business continuity/disaster recovery, privacy, intellectual property, and related ethical concerns.
  10. Be able to communicate effectively both orally and in written formats.

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