Bachelor of Applied Technology in Computer and Information Technologies

This program is a Selective Program. Application requirements are included in the description below.

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The Bachelor of Applied Technology Degree (BAT) in Computer and Information Technologies (CIT) prepares 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 include promoting academic development in a number of ways. The program offers 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.

Bachelor of Applied Technology Requirements

Application Requirements

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in state mandated general knowledge content through approved means; i.e., Texas Success Initiatives (TSI), with program specific exemptions accepted.
  2. Applicants are eligible 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 of 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.

Degree Completion Requirements

Minimum Completion Requirements

  • Complete the appropriate course of study for a Bachelor of Applied Technology program as specified in the College catalog. Developmental or other non-credit coursework does not apply toward graduation requirements.
  • South Texas College will accept a maximum of 90 credit hours of applicable course work transferred from another accredited college or university toward a Bachelor of Applied Technology Degree granted by STC.
  • Completion of at least 39 credit hours in 3000 level courses or higher of which at least 18 must be completed at STC;
  • Maintain a minimum average of “C” (2.0 GPA) for all courses in the area of specialization and a minimum overall cumulative average of “C” (2.0 GPA in all other courses).
  • Pay all debts to the College prior to graduation.
Degree Components
General Education Courses42
Technical Support Areas-Lower Level39-41
Required CIT Courses-Upper Level36
CIT Electives-Upper-Level3
Total Credit Hours120-122

Lower Division-Requirements

STC Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

The student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum. Students must take MATH 1414 College Algebra to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum.

Students beginning the Bachelor of Applied Technology Program upper-level coursework upon completion of an approved Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree must complete an additional 27 general education credit hours in order to fulfill the forty-two (42) credit hour general education Core Curriculum required at South Texas College.

Students beginning the Bachelor of Applied Technology Program upper-level coursework after completion of an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree will have fulfilled the Core Curriculum requirement for bachelor degree graduates.

Technical Support Areas (39-41 Credit Hours)

The student is required to complete 39-41 credit hours of technical specialty coursework from an approved Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree. The 39-41 credit hours must include 4 of the courses (14-16 credit hours) listed below. The approved A.A.S. degrees are as follows: Information Technology, Architectural and Engineering Design Technology, Business Administration, Administrative Office Assistant, Legal Office Assistant, and Paralegal. Coursework from other A.A.S. degrees will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

ITNW 1425
ITNW 2421
Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
and Networking with TCP/IP
8
or CPMT 1449
CPMT 2449
Computer Networking Technology
and Advanced Computer Networking Technology
ITSE 1431Introduction to Visual Basic Programming3-4
or COSC 1320 C Programming
ITSE 1411Beginning Web Page Programming3-4
or COSC 1315 Introduction to Computer Programming
Total Credit Hours14-16

Note: Students entering the BAT program with a completed Associate of Science (A.S.) or Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree may apply their field of study coursework toward the 25 credit hour technical specialty requirement.

Upper-Division Requirements

Prerequisites for Upper-Level Coursework

  • Junior Standing
    • Completion of an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree or completion of sixty (60) credit hours from a regionally accredited institution with at least fifteen (15) credit hours in general education coursework; or
    • Completion of an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Senior Standing
    • A minimum of ninety (90) credit hours from a regionally accredited institution with at least twenty-one (21) credit hours in upper-level coursework.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 in previous coursework.

Required Computer & Information Technologies

Major Courses (36 Credit Hours)

The upper-division Computer & Information Technologies major 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.

CITP 3302Advanced Networking (Networking +)3
CITP 3305System Analysis and Design3
CITP 3306Internet/Intranet Server Integration3
CITP 3310Survey of Programming Languages3
CITP 3312Fundamentals of Information Security3
CITP 3320Database Management3
CITP 4301Capstone: Computer and Information Technology Internship3
CITP 4316Advanced Web Design3
CITP 4330Advanced Network Security3
CITP 4340Special Topics Course - CIT3
CITP 4345Data Communications - Convergent Technologies3
CITP 4350Advanced Computer Programming3
Total Credit Hours36

Computer and Information Technologies Elective Courses (3 hours)

Select one of the following prescribed elective courses:3
Reverse Software Engineering
Digital Image Processing and Presentation
Management and Law
Accounting for Managers
Technology in Enterprise Management
Total Credit Hours3

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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 System Analysis and Design);
  • Use 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 Survey of Programming Languages);
  • 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 Advanced Computer Programming);
  • Design and develop dynamic web pages utilizing server-side technology, develop data-driven web applications by applying database management techniques, and apply and implement programming and security techniques in the development of web applications (CITP 4316 Advanced Web Design);
  • 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 Digital Image Processing and Presentation);
  • Master the essential concepts of relational database model, write database in SQL language, design and implement a database using Oracle, enhance problem solving skills for the development and maintenance of a relational database system (CITP 3320 Database Management);
  • Integrate the specialized skills and knowledge presented throughout other courses to complete a system project (CITP 4340 Special Topics Course - CIT);
  • 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 Advanced Networking (Networking +));
  • 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 Fundamentals of Information Security);
  • 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 Data Communications - Convergent Technologies);
  • Prepare an in-depth study in the designing, installing and administration of Windows and Linux-based servers. Use of scripting languages to administer servers will be used (CITP 3306 Internet/Intranet Server Integration).

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STC Core Curriculum
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II - Rhetoric3
MATH 1414College Algebra4
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Technical Specialty Courses
Foundational Courses (Required)
ITNW 1425
ITNW 2421
Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
and Networking with TCP/IP
8
or CPMT 1449
CPMT 2449
Computer Networking Technology
and Advanced Computer Networking Technology
ITSE 1431Introduction to Visual Basic Programming3-4
or COSC 1320 C Programming
ITSE 1411Beginning Web Page Programming3-4
or COSC 1315 Introduction to Computer Programming
Technical Specialty Courses 1
Select 25 credit hours of Technical Specialty courses25
Required Upper-Division Professional Courses
CITP 3302Advanced Networking (Networking +)3
CITP 3305System Analysis and Design3
CITP 3306Internet/Intranet Server Integration3
CITP 3310Survey of Programming Languages3
CITP 3312Fundamentals of Information Security3
CITP 3320Database Management3
CITP 4301Capstone: Computer and Information Technology Internship3
CITP 4316Advanced Web Design3
CITP 4330Advanced Network Security3
CITP 4340Special Topics Course - CIT3
CITP 4345Data Communications - Convergent Technologies3
CITP 4350Advanced Computer Programming3
Computer and Information Technologies Elective Courses
Select one of the following prescribed elective courses:3
Reverse Software Engineering
Digital Image Processing and Presentation
Accounting for Managers
Management and Law
Technology in Enterprise Management
Total Credit Hours120-122
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Students entering the BAT program with a completed A.A. or A.S. degree may apply their Field of Study coursework towards this requirement. Any additional hours needed to complete the 25 credit hours of Technical Specialty coursework should be taken from one of the approved A.A.S. degrees in the following areas: Information Technology, Architectural and Engineering Design Technology, Business Administration, Administrative Office Assistant, Legal Office Assistant, and Paralegal. Coursework from other A.A.S. degrees will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

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Four Year Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
ITNW 1425
Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
or Computer Networking Technology
4
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
3
MATH 1414 College Algebra 4
ITNW 2421
Networking with TCP/IP
or Advanced Computer Networking Technology
4
 Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Technical Specialty course 3
ITSE 1431
Introduction to Visual Basic Programming
or C Programming
3-4
 Credit Hours16-17
Spring
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
ITSE 1411
Beginning Web Page Programming
or Introduction to Computer Programming
3-4
Technical Specialty Course 3
 Credit Hours16-17
Third Year
Fall
Technical Specialty course 3
Technical Specialty course 3
Technical Specialty course 3
CITP 3306 Internet/Intranet Server Integration 3
CITP 3305 System Analysis and Design 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CITP 3312 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
CITP 3302 Advanced Networking (Networking +) 3
Technical Specialty course 3
Technical Specialty course 3
Technical Specialty course 4
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
CITP 3310 Survey of Programming Languages 3
CITP 4316 Advanced Web Design 3
CITP 3320 Database Management 3
CITP 4345 Data Communications - Convergent Technologies 3
CITP 4350 Advanced Computer Programming 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CITP 4330 Advanced Network Security 3
CITP 4301 Capstone: Computer and Information Technology Internship 3
CITP 4340 Special Topics Course - CIT 3
Computer & Information Technology Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120-122 Credit Hours

List of Computer and Information Technology Electives

CITP 3311Reverse Software Engineering3
CITP 3360Digital Image Processing and Presentation3
TMGT 3338Accounting for Managers3
TMGT 3311Technology in Enterprise Management3
TMGT 3336Management and Law3