College Catalog Fall 2008 - Spring 2009
Information Technology: Web Development - BT

The Field

Web development is a field that continues to grow as more and more organizations desire an online presence. However, it is not limited to just being able to design and code a Web page.  Employees associated with web development have a wide range of positions and duties, including writers, designers, database administrators, and project administrators. These employees have duties that range from designing and programming interactive web experiences to branding and marketing a website. Because of the wide variety of tasks and responsibilities of a web-development professional, organizations are seeking employees who are proficient in both information technology and functional areas of business. 

The Instructional Program

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.

The Web Development program focuses on programming, designing, and developing customized, interactive websites and pages for a web-based application 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 programming languages. Additional coursework is taken in management, business, and communications. Each student can also augment their coursework with courses from networking. A full-semester internship is required.

The bachelor's degree program described above does not replace the associate's degree program in computer information, but rather builds upon it. Students may enter as freshmen or apply for transfer into the program after earning an associate's degree, provided they meet the entry performance qualifications. It is not necessary to have been previously enrolled in a computer information program. As in any field, increased levels of education and experience improve one's chances for professional and managerial advancement.

Curriculum

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1506

Credit Hour Breakdown

 

General Management Core

16

Liberal Arts and Sciences

 46 

Computer Information Core

 58 

Unrestricted Electives 

9

Total

129

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

 

Total

 16 

Liberal Arts and Sciences Core

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 ECON ___

Macro/Microeconomics (GE 3)*

3

 ENGL 100

Freshman Composition (GE 10)*

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 Electives: Lower-Division

6

 COMM 300

Organizational Communication

3

 ENGL 310

Technical Writing 

 3 

 

Total

46 

Computer Information Core

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 CITA 105

Keyboarding

1

 CITA 120

Computer Concepts and Operation Systems

3

 CITA 130

Introduction to Database Systems

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 330

Web Publishing 

 3 

 CITA 340

Database Concepts 

 3 

 CITA 350

Object-Oriented Systems 

 3 

 CITA 370

Network Design Concepts 

 3 

 CITA 405

Project Management

3

 CITA 420

Programming for the Web 

 3 

 CITA 465

Enterprise Technology

3

 CITA  480

Internship in Information Technology

15

 

Total

 58 

Unrestricted Electives

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 ____ ___

Unrestricted Electives: Lower-Division 

 9 

 

Total

9

Notes

*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. 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.
  2. Demonstrate facility with microcomputer software used in business, including Microsoft Windows, familiarity with other major commercial software, and advanced word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  3. Utilizing a major programming language as a foundation, exhibit problem-solving skills through writing, testing, and debugging programs related to various disciplines.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of data communications concepts, terminology, and hardware and software associated with data communications systems.
  5. Exhibit a good grasp of the development of computer applications using rapid-development tools in an object-oriented environment and using a major programming language as a foundation.
  6. 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.
  7. Install and administer Web servers in a lab environment as well as in a real-world environment used by many small businesses.
  8. Create/develop and administer self-installing stand-alone web application modules that connect to backend databases.
  9. Utilize problem-solving skills to manage server migrations, download times, and site crashes in a virtual space.
  10. Utilize cascading style sheets (CSS), mySQL, PHP, and other cutting-edge programming languages to create dynamic and functional web pages.
  11. 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.
  12. Understand the use of programming languages and techniques for Web development.
  13. 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.
  14. Carry out a planned program of educational experiences under direct supervision of an owner, manager, or supervisor of information technology in an organization.
  15. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the different types of accounts: assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, and expenses.
  16. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of business organizations, scientific management, decision making, business forecasting, and economic analysis.
  17. Understand the principles and practices of organizational communications and effective public relations.
  18. Develop an ability to communicate in written form using technical styles and terminology to convey technically complex issues to a professional audience.

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