Information Technology

Take the first step to a high-paying future in IT.

Information technology professionals store, protect, process, transmit, and retrieve an organization’s most critical asset - information. If you love technology and the challenges that come with it, then the information technology A.S. program at Monroe Community College may be perfect preparation for a long and rewarding IT career.

We base the curriculum on the latest industry-recognized certifications, and our instructors combine classroom learning with extensive hands-on projects.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. You’ll then be one step closer to finding your own niche in IT, with a job title like this:

  • Network administrator
  • System administrator
  • IT project manager
  • Database administrator
  • Computer support specialist
  • Web developer

Information Technology Graduates Are Equipped to Succeed in Bachelor’s Degree Programs

With MCC’s information technology associate degree, you’ll gain a solid foundation in information technology. We provide you with the right balance of classroom and hands-on learning experiences in:

  • Networking
  • Programming
  • Database design
  • Web site design

This degree program also provides the strong math background required to develop advanced problem solving skills.

Graduates from our information technology associate degree program have completed bachelor’s degrees at many excellent four-year schools, including:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Indiana University
  • SUNY Alfred
  • SUNY Empire State
  • SUNY Oswego
  • SUNY University at Buffalo
  • Northeastern University

Versatile IT professionals are in demand at any company that wants to grow. You may start your career with employers like these:

  • Unisys
  • Wegmans
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • ADT Security Services
  • Verizon Wireless
  • M&T Bank

To find out more about the information technology associate degree, and all information and computer technologies programs at Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Information and Computer Technologies

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

CIP Code: 11.0103
MCC Program Code: IT01
NYSED Code (BRI): 28194

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

Description
This program has been designed to give the student a solid foundation in information technology to foster success in obtaining a four-year degree. The student will gain a background in networking, programming, database design, and web site design. This degree program also provides a solid math background required to develop problem solving skills.
(Housed in the Information and Computer Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
2) Use the Systems Analysis Design paradigm to critically analyze a problem
3) Solve problems (programming networking database and Web design) in the Information Technology environment.
4) Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
5) Demonstrate professional behavior
6) Demonstrate ethical conduct
7) Explain legal codes and standards associated with information technology
8) Discuss IT-oriented security issues and protocols
9) Demonstrate appropriate social skills and personal responsibility
10) Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
11) Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals organizations and society
12) Demonstrate strong programming skills which may include writing debugging or testing computer programs
13) Evaluate and maintain network environments
14) Design and implement a web page
15) Apply various IT skills to electronic databases

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC). Typing or keyboarding recommended.

Distribution Requirements Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
CIS 100 Information Processing Fundamentals 4
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 172 Technical Discrete Mathematics 3
PHL 105 Technology and Values 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
Total16
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
CPT 115 Introduction to Networks 3
CSC 101 Introduction to Computer Science 4
MTH 160 Statistics 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
Total16
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
CIS 201 Web Site Programming and Design 3
CSC 225 Advanced JAVA Programming 3
ENG 251 Technical Communication OR SPC 140 Introduction to Speech Communication OR SPC 142 Public Speaking OR any LITERATURE ELECTIVE
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 1
PROGRAM ELECTIVE* 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
Total 16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
CIS 211 Applied Database Concepts 3
CSC 215 Introduction to Linux 3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 1
PROGRAM ELECTIVE* 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY** OR OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS OR WESTERN CIVILIZATION ELECTIVE 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 3
Total 16
TOTAL CREDITS 64

*PROGRAM ELECTIVE: Choose one of CIS 110; CIS 209; CPT 101, CPT 120; CPT 211; CSC 206, CSC 214, CSC 223.

**If below 85 on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from HIS 111, HIS 112. If 85 or above on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from: HIS 103, HIS 104, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 200, HIS 211, HIS 240, HSM 103; POS 102.


NOTE: See SUNY General Education requirements for students transferring to a four-year SUNY school.

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