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Information Technology, Associate of Science

Computer Science, Mathematics and Science


The central goal of the Associate degree in Information Technology in the Collins College of Professional Studies is to prepare students either to enter the job market or to move on to a 4-year degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, or to another related 4-year degree program at St. John’s University.

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Core Requirements  39 credits
ACC1007Fundamentals of Accounting I3
ACC1008Fundamentals of Accounting II3
DNY1000CDiscover New York3
ENG1000CEnglish Composition3
ENG1100CLiterature in Global Context3
HIS1000CEmergence of a Global Society3
MTH1007College Algebra and Trignometry3
MTH1008*Matrix Methods3
MTH1021*Introduction to Statistics3
PHI1000CPhilosophy of the Human Person3
PHI3000C Metaphysics3
SCI1000CScientific Inquiry3
THE1000CPerspectives on Christianity-
A Catholic Approac
Major Area Requirements  18 credits
CUS1103Spreadsheet and Database3
CUS1104Presentation Graphics3
CUS1115Computer Programing Fundamentals I3
CUS1116Computer Programing Fundamentals II3

3 additional credits selected from:

CUS1126Introduction to Data Structures 
CUS1165Database Management Systems 
CUS1172HTML and Java Script 
IT1011Information Technology For Business 
NET1001Data Communications 
General Elective   
 3 credits selected under the guidance of
an advisor

* Qualified students may elect to substitute MTH 1009 and/or 1013.

Students completing the A.S. degree in information systems may continue for another two years to complete the B.S. degree in information systems.

Career Outcomes

The program will prepare students to:

Demonstrate knowledge of the functions and processes of computer systems, communications systems, and applications software.

  • Discuss the logical and theoretical foundations of information technology and the way these foundations are applied in practice.
  • Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of basic concepts and principles relating to computer science, communications technology, and applications software. 

Apply information systems principles and practices to solve a variety of technical problems.

  • Identify and analyze criteria and specifications appropriate to given technical problems, and plan strategies for their solution.
  • Integrate and apply appropriate theory, practices, and tools for the specification, design, implementation, and evaluation of computer-based systems to solve technical problems.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and communication skills required in a technical environment.