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Program Description

Computers are an integral part of everyday life at home, business and school. Our information society is in constant demand of individuals who can meet the needs of users within an organization through the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies. The Information Technology Associate in Applied Science degree provides students with the skills needed to succeed in today's digital world.

During the first year of study, Information Technology Program students will acquire a broad business and real world perspective of information technology, strong analytical and critical thinking skills, knowledge of data design and data management principles and knowledge of basic programming and computer logic principles. These skills will provide students with the foundation needed to advance to their second year of study. In the second year of the program, students will choose one of the following eight areas to specialize:

  • Geographic Information Systems [GIS];
  • Information Systems Security [ISS];
  • Management Information Systems [MIS];
  • Networking;
  • Oracle Academy Database;
  • Programming;
  • Web Development; or
  • Web Page Design

* Not all courses available at all campuses. Check with your adviser to ensure course availability.

Graduates of the Information Technology A.A.S. Program can gain employment in technical support, programming, networking, systems analysis and design, information security, geographic information systems, business analysis and other computer related fields. Those graduates seeking additional education may continue their computer education at four-year institutions in programs such as computer science, management information systems, computer information systems, business administration and telecommunications technology.

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Hegis: 5101
Curriculum Code: 1492
Campus Location: North, South and Distance
Business & Public Service Division

Available at:
North, South and Distance

Pre-Admission Recommendations:
3 Years of Math
Math I
Math II
Math III

Career Opportunities/Further Education:
Industrial and Business Firms
Transfer to Bachelor's Degree Program



Did You Know?

A significant number of courses have been renumbered as part of the State University of New York's policies which promote student mobility, through transfer of academic credit, to other SUNY institutions. All courses should be numbered at the 100-200 levels. The Listing Reference contains both the old and new numbers which should aid students in their choice of courses.


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